Nurses are the Kiwi Heroes of new campaign

Mobile phone provider 2degrees is recognising the efforts of 48,000 nurses in New Zealand who dedicate their time to helping others in their community, with the launch of an exclusive new mobile plan.

Singapore checks out interRAI in New Zealand

A 16-member delegation of health professionals from Singapore were impressed with the way interRAI has been embedded in New Zealand.

Today is Advance Care Planning Day

Today is Advance Care Planning Day and Kiwis are being encouraged to start planning for their future health and end-of-life care.

Telltale Alzheimer’s signs may be widespread

Alzheimer's disease probably affects twice as many people as current estimates suggest, experts believe, but sufferers are yet to show symptoms.

New book for people with Parkinson’s and those who care for them

A new book on Parkinson's strives to discuss the concept of 'care' in all its complexity.

Opinion: Mary Breheny – Health equity in older age

Associate Professor Mary Breheny’s discusses the findings of her team’s longitudinal research which shows that health in later life is closely related to childhood socioeconomic status.

IDEA Services care workers to strike 1 April

Three thousand care and support workers employed by IDEA Services, the operational arm of IHC, have voted to strike on 1 April.

Digital divide still exists for aged care residents

A new study funded by InternetNZ shows that aged care residents are dependent on family and friends to keep them digitally connected.

The Longevity Paradox: how to die young at a ripe old age

A new book by world-renowned heart surgeon and cardiologist Dr Steven Gundry discusses how although we may be living longer, we're not necessarily living better.

Exercise as medicine – improving strength and balance in older people

Sara Carbery looks at the importance of building strength in older people.



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.