21 Aug 2018

Dementia one of the least understood diseases in NZ

From Morning Report, 8:45 am on 21 August 2018

New research suggests that although dementia is the most feared disease in New Zealand after cancer, it's also one of the least understood. A joint study by dementia experts and care providers has revealed more than 20 percent of people think the disease is just a natural part of aging. That's one of the misconceptions that Dementia New Zealand wants to correct. Its chief executive, Paul Sullivan, explains the details with Susie Ferguson.