22Nov/16

Effect of a general practitioner management plan on health outcomes and hospitalisations in older patients with diabetes

Source: Internal Medicine Journal Little is known about the impact of a general practitioner management plan (GPMP) on health outcomes of patients with diabetes. Read more here >

22Nov/16

Judith Davey Blog: Faith-based or Commercial? Promoting social value in aged care

When older people and their families/whanau are looking for aged care they have choices – commercial or voluntary/community sector? If we need residential care would we go for Oceania/BUPA/Ryman or look atRead More…

31Oct/16

Launch of books for people with cognitive impairment including dementia

Join Dovetale Press and Bupa at the launch of a set of books for people living with cognitive impairments including dementia. Reading for many people is one of life’s pleasures – somethingRead More…

21Oct/16

Physical and social environmental changes to promote walking among Dutch older adults in deprived neighbourhoods – the NEW.ROADS study

Source: BMC Public Health Physical activity is important for healthy ageing, and daily walking is seen as a feasible way to be active at older ages. Yet, many older persons, particularly inRead More…

21Oct/16

Mediterranean diet, cognitive function, and dementia – A systematic review of the evidence

Source: Advances in Nutrition A growing body of evidence suggests that adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MD) may protect against cognitive decline and dementia. Many epidemiologic studies and several randomized controlled trialsRead More…

21Oct/16

Motivators and barriers for older people participating in resistance training – A systematic review

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity Regular participation in resistance training is important for older people to maintain their health and independence, yet participation rates are low. The study aimed toRead More…

20Oct/16

Older peoples’ unmet needs result in lower quality of life

Source: University of Auckland Older New Zealanders with unmet needs have a lower quality of life, according to new research from the University of Auckland. Research that examined socioeconomic and cultural profilesRead More…