Opinion: Simon Wallace – Rest homes need to keep up with pay

Vast majority of our aged-care providers are unable to compete with the extra money paid to DHB nurses.

Opinion: Carolyn Hansen – Health by Choice: Proper nutrition can slow ageing process

Healthy longevity isn't rocket science. It is the result of healthy habits.

Could national guidelines help prevent assault in rest homes?

Following the recent news of an elderly woman assaulted in her rest home, Soumya Bhamidipati looks into the guidelines available for aged care facilities when dealing with an incident of this nature.

Community bus pensioner’s idea to beat rural isolation

A Catlins pensioner is driving a move for a new community bus to help reduce rural isolation.

High suicide rate among elderly NZ men, targeted treatment needed – expert

For men, suicide rates spike around ages 15-25 and then slowly decline to age 65, when they start climbing again, peaking at 32 per 100,000 in men aged 85+.

Keeping older people – and workers – healthy in a heatwave

Older people are among those most vulnerable to the effects of this hot weather.

Life insurance industry in for a shake-up

Following a review of the life insurance industry which uncovered extensive weaknesses, the Government agreed at Cabinet today to fast-track customer protection measures.

Daughter’s heartwarming note for elderly mother with dementia goes viral

A touching note a daughter wrote for her mum with dementia has gone viral, leaving people opening up about the tragic realities of loving someone with the condition, that causes debilitating memory loss.

New app a “GameChanger” for Alzheimer’s research

An app-based research project is an example of the sort of research that is being conducted globally in an attempt to better understand Alzheimer’s disease. By Ruby Harfield.

Tips for holidaying with people with dementia

Everyone enjoys a holiday, and according to the authors of award-winning book, My home, my life – people with dementia can too.



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.