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Call for a new funded palliative care model as more Kiwis admitted to rest...

Increasing pressure on both public hospitals and hospices is resulting in more patients being “admitted-to-die” into aged residential care facilities (rest homes), which are not typically set up to provide specialist palliative care services. As...

Aged care industry in Australia taking a role in the future

As part of the New Zealand Aged Care Association Conference in Wellington last month, Kerri Lanchester, General Manager Member Relations of peak aged care industry body Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) shared insights into where the industry is...

Otago scientists’ discovery leads to greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease

Otago scientists have made an important discovery in understanding the role a particular protein plays to impair memory in Alzheimer’s disease, which could lead to more effective treatment in future. Professor Cliff Abraham and Dr...

Tackling hearing loss and its consequences

With over 200 New Zealand adults currently on the waiting list for a cochlear implant, on Saturday 2nd of November the Pindrop Foundation Cochlear Implant Forum is bringing together global and national experts on...

Political leaders quizzed on aged care funding

Is the aged residential care sector underfunded? And will it see an increase in funding? Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa, who opened the three-day New Zealand Aged Care Association Conference attended by more than...

The implications of demographic transition for aged care and New Zealand

Like many countries, New Zealand is ageing – and ageing fast – and in the next years we will transition into a very different demographic profile. But it is a transition we are not prepared...

‘No One Dies Alone’ a winner in aged care

A volunteer programme that has provided more than 400 hours of time for dying residents at an aged care facility in Auckland has won the New Zealand Aged Care Association/EBOS Healthcare Excellence in Care...

Healthy older adults sought for swallowing study

University of Auckland doctoral candidate Marie Jardine is investigating age-related swallowing changes, particularly in adults 80-years-old and over.  Jardine says prior research has mostly focused on the 60-80 years bracket, however with the world's ageing...

Medical interventions aren’t always the best option for older people

Choosing Wisely clinical lead Dr Derek Sherwood says just because medical interventions are available doesn’t mean we should always use them. Choosing Wisely, coordinated by the Council of Medical Colleges, supports reducing unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures...

New Zealand’s first Dementia Action Plan drafted

The Director-General of the World Health Organisation said, “we do not have a comprehensive and affordable plan for coping with the tidal wave of dementia that is coming our way…we cannot wait to take action. The job...

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Opinion: Hope is the key

In an example of conventional medicine at its worst, a patient of mine recently had her beautiful hope dashed. This inspiring young mum of two...

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Psychological support for the wellbeing of Frontline healthcare workers during the...

Sponsored article chnnl (pronounced channel), an app which anonymously tracks employee mental wellbeing, is helping healthcare providers across New Zealand provide psychological support for the...
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