The impact of the COVID19 restrictions on the mental health of caregivers in our communities, many of whom are caring for family members with dementia, is the subject of new research.

Stats NZ’s most recent Wellbeing Statistics report shows more people than ever are feeling lonely.

That’s despite zoom, skype, facetime and social media. Let’s face it, they can never replace a hug.

Listen to the full RNZ interview with Professor Vanessa Burholt here.

The abstract of the international study discussed in the interview is available here.

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