Dementia is an umbrella term used to describe a group of symptoms that affect how well our brains work. Dementia can affect anyone, and as people get older the chances of developing dementia increase. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease – which around two-thirds of people with dementia have.
A study conducted by University of Otago researchers has examined the prevalence of loneliness in the elderly community. Titled: Comparison of Psychosocial Variables Associated With Loneliness In Centenarian vs Elderly Populations in New Zealand, the study has been published in the international JAMA Open Network medical journal.
125 years ago many, many women died in childbirth. That doesn't happen quite so much these days, but health remains a huge focus for women in this country. What Women Want marks 125 years since women in New Zealand were the first to win the right to vote. It is a show about the equality that women still seek and how it might be achieved. This is the fourth part of a four-part series on Stuff.