All posts by NZAG

26Nov/19

New Zealand: Hospitalisation of Older People Before and After Long-term Care Entry in Auckland, New Zealand

Source: Oxford University PressThe oldest old (85+ years) are the fastest growing segment of Western society, and as a result, demand on health and social service resources is dramatically increasing worldwide.  Many countries have adoptedRead More…

26Nov/19

New Zealand: Mate Wareware – Understanding ‘Dementia’ from a Maori Perspective

Source: The New Zealand Medical JournalSimilar to other countries, Aotearoa New Zealand is experiencing a growing number of people living longer. Numbers of kaumātua living beyond 65 years and 80 years ofRead More…

27Sep/19

Cross-Country Validation of the Association Between Oral Health and General Health in Community-Dwelling Older Adults

Source: JAMDA International scientific literature shows that oral health is associated with general health outcomes, functional performance, and wellbeing.  Several studies identify poor oral health as a major risk factor of aspiration pneumonia. Reduction in salivaRead More…

27Sep/19

“Not on the Radar”: Dentists’ Perspectives on the Oral Health Care of Dependent Older People

Source: Wiley Online Library The New Zealand population is steadily ageing: about 5% of the 580,000 New Zealanders aged 65 or more are currently in long-term care, and another 9.5% receive publicly-funded, home-based support for houseworkRead More…

30Aug/19

New Zealand – Facilitating Equitable Prevention and Management of Gout for Māori in Northland, New Zealand, through a Collaborative Primary Care Approach

Source: The Royal New Zealand College of General PractitionersGout, a common type of inflammatory arthritis, is a chronic disease that occurs with elevation of serum urate, causing the formation and deposition of monosodium urate crystalsRead More…

30Aug/19

International – Variation in GP Decisions on Antihypertensive Treatment in Oldest-old and Frail Individuals Across 29 Countries

Source: BMC GeriatricsHypertension is the most important preventable cause of poor cardiovascular outcome and is responsible for disability and deaths from stroke, myocardial infarction and other diseases. Treating hypertension is beneficial and (since the 1990s) itRead More…

16Aug/19

Grants Available for Age-friendly Community Projects

Applications are now open for Community Connects grants. The Community Connects fund supports communities to become Age-friendly. We offer grants up to $15,000, from an annual budget of $100,000. There are upRead More…

25Jul/19

Validation of the Nutrition Screening Tool ‘Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition, Version II” Among Octogenarians

Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging Those aged 85 years-plus are the fastest growing age group within the 65-plus population in New Zealand and most live independently in the community. This groupRead More…