Dementia care for Māori

Estimated Duration: 
1 hour

The beginning of a dementia journey can be a scary and confusing time. As a health professional, you are in the position to be a source of information, comfort, and guidance to whānau who are on this journey.

This resource provides information and tools around communicating with Māori patients and their whānau, as well as information around diagnosing dementia and long term care of dementia patients – all of which will make it easier for you to support and care for your patients and their whānau.


Once you have completed this short course and quiz, please click 'submit' where you will be taken to the results page. From here you can print your certificate for 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours.


The development of this content was managed by Eleanor Moloney in 2019 and reviewed by Professor Ngaire Kerse (MBChB, PhD Medicine), ​Shereen Moloney (Executive Director, The New Zealand Dementia Cooperative), Dr Chris Perkins (MBChB, FRANZCP), Catherine Hall (Chief Executive, Alzheimer’s New Zealand), and Professor Leigh Hale (PhD, FNZCP). A full list of those who contributed is at the end of the course, with grateful thanks to all collaborators.

The material is presented by the Goodfellow Unit (GFU), an accredited continuing medical education/ continuing professional development (CME/CPD) provider for the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and functions under a tripartite agreement between the Goodfellow Foundation, the College and the University of Auckland. The Unit is located within the Department of General Practice and Primary Health Care, and within the School of Population Health.


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