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New Zealand Parliament Ministry of Health New Zealand Country Resources Neurological disorders including dementia, Older Person Substance Abuse/Alcohol policies/plans/legislations and service standards New Zealand 1 June 2011 Policy document alcohol, dementia

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The purpose of this document is to assist district health boards (DHBs) and the Ministry of Health in surmounting barriers customarily faced by older people in their interaction with
mental health, addiction, disability and chronic conditions services.

It outlines the service standards that should be applied to older persons with substance misuse as well as general older persons mental health


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