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.

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.

Spotlight on… C difficile

Epidemics of Clostridium difficile have had devastating effects in the northern hemisphere, and now this “hospital superbug” has made its way to New Zealand, with new, highly virulent strains wreaking havoc in hospitals and aged care facilities.

CFFC updates its retirement village web pages

The Commission for Financial Capability has refreshed its retirement village web pages to make it easier for different users to navigate and find relevant information and tools. Further communications will be sent to all registered village operators, following...

Excellent dementia-friendly design recognised by Ministry

Two dementia facilities have been praised by the Ministry of Health for their exemplary approach to dementia-friendly design.

Review of disabled people-led monitoring initiative welcomed

Disability Issues Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a review of the disabled people-led monitoring initiative.

New dementia guidelines to help GPs detect signs of dementia

Recently published guidelines can help primary healthcare professionals identify early signs of dementia.

Global launch of online programme for palliative care support

An online platform to help families and health workers in a palliative care setting has been launched globally.

Health Navigator App of the month: FoodSwitch

FoodSwitch - Health Navigator review of a NZ-developed nutrition app that helps people find out more about the food products available on their local supermarket shelf. 
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