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New research results show keys to longevity

The results of new research show that people can have some control over the ageing process, says Associate Professor Yoram Barak, a consultant psychogeriatrician at the University of Otago. “Electing not to smoke and committing...

New online tool makes travel plans accessible for people with disabilities

The Accessible Day Out library has been created to help people with disabilities find places that cater to their needs. Firstport's innovative online tool provides reviews of venues and activities around New Zealand with a...

Extended lock-down could create additional risks for older people’s health

Loneliness and social isolation due to an extended lock-down could increase the mental and physical vulnerabilities of the more than 400,000 New Zealanders aged over 70, an elder care expert warns. Dr Hamish Jamieson is...

Older people in care find meaning in life

Most older New Zealanders living in rest homes and long-term aged care facilities around the country find meaning in their day-to-day lives, interRAI New Zealand says. Most old people living in aged care homes have...

interRAI oral health study highlights life links

An international study using New Zealand interRAI home care data has revealed the close links between healthy teeth and general good health. “This study shows the benefits of good oral health for a person’s overall...

Privilege of working with the elderly

When you feel it’s a privilege to be working with and looking after the elderly, you know you have that special gene. It takes a special type of person to be working in the...

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...

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Opinion: Dr Tracey Chandler – Health pregnancy optimisation tips (for you,...

Whilst pregnancy is an exciting time for most, it does take some planning to keep both you and baby well. Ideally you would see...

Opinion: Hope is the key

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

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