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We are inundated with messages about how to achieve a healthy diet and lifestyle. So how do we sift through all the claims and information to determine what is genuine, sound and useful?

New online dementia education resource

A new online dementia education resource has been created to support GPs and practice nurses to build confidence, competence and consistency in assessing, diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment and dementia.

Compression therapy

DR KENNETH WONG looks at the causes and treatment of chronic venous disease and discusses the benefits and risks.

Cognitive Stimulation Therapy – a practice with huge potential

CAROLINE BARTLE discusses how becoming competent in Cognitive Stimulation Therapy can help practitioners achieve significantly improved outcomes for those in dementia care.

Wound Champions

As a clinical nurse specialist in wound care for the Southern District Health Board, MANDY PAGAN provides a consultation role in residential aged care (RAC) facilities in Southland. To complete her clinical masters, she conducted a systematic review investigating wound programmes in RAC facilities. Here is an overview and summary of this review.

Never too old to clown around

Clown doctors show that sometimes laughter truly is the best medicine. CAMERON TAYLOR, of Clown Doctors New Zealand Charitable Trust, reports.

Protecting the psychological wellbeing of aged care staff

Liam Butler interviews Occupational & Clinical Psychologist Dr Giles Burch.

Putting falls prevention into practice

Falls prevention remains a key focus for researchers, but are changing funding policies impeding the right information reaching older people at risk of falling in their homes?

A new global guideline for pressure injuries

As the Guideline Development Group representative for the New Zealand Wound Care Society (NZWCS), PAM MITCHELL was pleased to be involved in the creation of the 2014 International Guideline: Prevention and Treatment for Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline.

New pressure injury guidelines welcomed

National guiding principles for preventing and managing pressure injuries have been launched at the New Zealand Wound Care Society Annual Conference in Rotorua this week.
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