Dementia on the rise

Alzheimer’s New Zealand has released a report indicating the number of dementia sufferers in New Zealand is significantly higher than previous estimates showed – over 40,000 in 2008, with over 12,000 newly diagnosed this year. A full copy of the report can be found below.

Media Coverage:

Radio New Zealand – News

Radio New Zealand – Nine to Noon (audio file)

New Zealand Herald


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