New e-learning programme to help health professionals use interRAI data

A new interRAI e-learning programme will soon be available for health professionals wanting to use and understand interRAI assessment data.

Aged care conference looks at big issues facing sector

The programme for an upcoming conference about the health and care services for older New Zealanders has an impressive line-up of topics and speakers.

Pregnancy protein could treat geriatric diseases – research

A powerful protein found in the blood of pregnant women could be used to treat and prevent a range of age-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis and heart disease.

Understanding delirium

With delirium affecting half of older people in aged care in New Zealand, this World Delirium Awareness Day is about helping people to recognise and treat delirium.

Beating social isolation

We look at the work of three researchers in Australia and New Zealand addressing social isolation in older people.

“Aged care under-staffing is hurting everyone” – summit

Unions are calling for a review of staffing standards in residential aged care - and for new and better standards to be made mandatory.

Meeting 120 Kiwi Centenarians

A new book 'Keepers of History: New Zealand Centenarians Tell Their Stories' by Renee Hollis celebrates older New Zealanders and their contribution to society.

Urgent need for dementia services in New Zealand

Dementia support services need more funding to keep up with growing demand.

Is it ever too late in life to start exercising?

A new study shows that it may never be too late for adults to become physically active and enjoy some health benefits.

Technology overuse putting people at risk of ‘digital dementia’

So-called "digital dementia" could be harming our brains more than we realise.



Sponsored: Hydration – Why is it so important for older people?

A closer look at the risks of dehydration – particularly for older people – and what can be done to reduce these risks.