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Kapa haka 'may help Maori avoid dementia'

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 10/05/2017

Kapa haka and Te Reo may help older Maori avoid dementia, new research suggests.

Associate Health Minister Nicky Wagner released the research report on Wednesday - one of a series produced by Auckland University with government funding.

"Researchers found cultural activities such as kapa haka and speaking Te Reo may help preserve cognition for older Maori," she said.

"This is a fascinating new insight into ageing and what it means to age successfully, particularly for older Maori."

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