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The world-famous Maori war dance (the haka) and bilingual may help Maori people dementia away. Researchers from the University of Auckland in New Zealand say performing the haka and speaking two languages (Maori and English) might Maoris getting dementia. A study by New Zealand's Ministry of Health rates of dementia among citizens in their 80s and 90s. They to higher rates of dementia among Maoris. This because Maoris generally less access to health care, less income, and more heart diseases than non-Maoris. However, researchers no differences in rates of dementia between Maoris and non-Maoris.

The haka a traditional war cry or challenge. It is by a group of people who all and repeat the same energetic movements and stamping of the feet. It was originally by warriors before a battle. They to show their strength and frighten their enemy. The New Zealand Native football team using it in 1888. The New Zealand rugby team (the famous All Blacks) then started using it before their matches in 1905. It is now a key part of the pre-match preparations for the All Blacks rugby team. The haka is also to welcome important guests at ceremonies. A Maori professor that skill, eye co-ordination and the complex dance routines of the haka to the brain healthy.

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