Dementia Is Everybodys Business Launch Meeting

22 Nov 2017

The launch meeting of Dementia is Everybody’s Business is being held on Wednesday 29 November, 10:30-11:30 am. 
Contact your local HOP portfolio manager for details. 

“… an outstanding document which provided vision, inspiration and purpose to all in the South Island working in the Dementia field.”

Dementia Canterbury

“We hope that this document can become the ‘map and compass’ to all service providers and funders in reviewing, developing and shaping services into the future to better meet the needs of those living with dementia.” 
Dementia Canterbury

Many South Islanders are affected by dementia, either they are living with dementia (or will be one day) or they care about someone living with dementia – dementia is “everybody’s business”.

There are many great initiatives across the South Island that aim to improve health and social services for people affected by dementia; however, there are also gaps.

The South Island Health of Older Persons Service Level Alliance (HOPSLA) has developed a guide to help all of us improve our services for people affected by dementia. We believe we can make the best improvements by working together.

Dementia is Everybody’s Business is available on the South Island Alliance website, here: 

What can you do?

  • Read Dementia is Everybody’s Business, get excited and start dreaming!
  • Attend the South Island launch meeting on Wednesday 29 November at a venue in your district to hear more about how we can work together to achieve a shared South Island model of care.
  • Attend a local meeting to start work on improvements you can make over the next 18 months.
  • Share this message with anyone you think would be interested. Meetings are open to anyone who can contribute knowledge, enthusiasm and/or resources.


For more information, including details of local meetings, contact your local Health of Older Persons (HOP) portfolio manager.


Published on: Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017, under Older people health