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…

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…

25Jul/19

Caregiving, Ethnicity and Gender in Maori and Non-Maori New Zealanders of Advanced Age: Findings from LiLACS NZ Kaiawhina (Love and Support) Study

Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing Caregiving in home settings is a cornerstone of “ageing in place” policies in New Zealand and many other countries. Families and neighbours have long been the primary source of careRead More…

25Jul/19

Being Well and Wellbeing: Better Understanding of Patient Priorities in Primary Care

Source: The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners General practice in New Zealand (NZ) is facing increasing demands from funders, providers and users of its services. The dynamic environment is not unique internationally, butRead More…

28Jun/19

The Dialogic Educational Pathway as a Strategy of Care with Elderly Women in Sexuality

Source: Esc Anna Nery Discussions around sexuality, although still fraught with prejudices and prohibitions, have long evoked power relations and denounced strategies of control of the individual and of the population, a characteristic of modernRead More…