As one of New Zealand’s largest providers of dementia care, we can help. The information you’ll find on these pages is drawn from a wide range of experience and knowledge. We hope you find it useful.
Caring for someone living with dementia? Find out more about care options.
Finding helpful information on dementia and dementia care can be difficult. There may be a few things that you would like to know; what is dementia?, what should you expect in the future? what dementia care options are there?
Bupa is committed to shaping New Zealand’s dementia care and ensuring that people living with dementia lead happier lives, for as long as they can. We do that by putting the person first, and understanding their individual needs.
Bupa New Zealand was the first aged care provider to be accredited with Alzheimer New Zealand's Dementia Friendly Business Award.
Are you caring for someone living with dementia?
Over 70,000 New Zealanders have a dementia diagnosis. It affects 2 out of 3 New Zealanders  — people living with dementia, their family, friends and carers — so you are not alone.
Here are some downloads containing tips, advice and support which you may find helpful:
- Understanding dementia – a guide for carers and support people. If you would prefer a hard copy of this book, you can order one for free using our general enquiries form.
- Communicating and Connecting – tips on communicating with people living with dementia
 Source: Alzheimer’s NZ http://www.alzheimers.org.nz/news-info/nz-information/awareness-in-nz
Our passionate care team are trained to a high standard to ensure we are consistently providing excellent care to all residents. They practice person-centred training, which we call ‘Person First’, which teaches the team to tailor care to suit the needs and preferences of every resident.
When a person moves to a Bupa care home we work with them and their family/Whānau to complete their ‘map of life’ so that we know their life story, their preferences and what makes them who they are. This approach is provided to everyone in our homes and is especially important for those living with dementia.
Beth McDougall – Dementia Care Advisor
Beth leads our face-to-face dementia training in New Zealand, helping people to understand dementia and the effects it has on people living with it and their families.