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To contract out or do it yourself?

That is the question JUDE BARBACK considers here, looking at the pros and cons of contracting out catering services.

What’s on the menu?

JUDE BARBACK looks at how aged care facilities balance legal, nutritional, and specific dietary requirements with budget, resources, and changing taste preferences when it comes to menu planning.

Up close and personal with… Diana Triplow

JUDE BARBACK chats with the 2012 winner of the INsite/RVA Village Manager of the Year Award.

Dementia and nutrition

CAROLINE BARTLE discusses the importance of good nutrition for people with dementia and gives some practical advice to help make meal times easier.

Dementia-friendly designs

JUDE BARBACK considers the research behind an innovative, virtual, dementia-friendly home and talks to architect, Warwick Bell of BKB Team Architects, about applying the research to New Zealand dementia units.

Dementia care: more than treading water

CAROLINE BARTLE says dementia care training should enable people to provide care that is progressive and not just about maintenance.

Let’s snoop around… Althorp Private Hospital

JUDE BARBACK gets a chance to snoop around a residential aged care facility in Tauranga.

MDTs crossing boundaries in aged care

JUDE BARBACK looks at ongoing research into the effectiveness of a multi-disciplinary team approach in aged residential and home-based care.

Spotlight on… drama therapy

Drama therapy is increasingly used to help people suffering from dementia. However, far from a fad, drama therapy has been around for a while.

Driving change in dementia care

CareerForce and Alzheimers New Zealand are working together to provide a more consistent and recognised training programme for dementia care.
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DR WELLNESS

More than just a ‘pill for every ill’

Dr Tracy Chandler (a.k.a. Dr Wellness) says we need to move beyond the current ‘pill for every ill’ model of general practice to a more patient-centred integrative approach.

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