Care facilities are often considered a last resort in South Africa. Personal care is assumed to be provided by family and household members.
We found that the key factors behind poor cognitive function were related to levels of education, being a woman, marital status and being poor.
Rapid population ageing has prompted researchers to study disease trends in older South Africans. The aim is to understand the role that specific health conditions play in ageing among rural people.
Research done over the past 26 years
provides insights into changes across people's lives, helps evaluate interventions, and provides information for local, provincial and national planning.
It's evident from research that while health influences economic well-being, the inverse is also true, economic well-being influences health.