15Aug/16

The characteristics and experiences of older New Zealand caregivers

Source: Massey University This research aimed to describe the experiences of older caregivers in New Zealand, to explore the impacts of caregiving, and determine whether coping differs according to demographic factors andRead More…

15Aug/16

Retirement – A Transition to a Healthier Lifestyle? –  Evidence From a Large Australian Study

Source: American Journal of Preventative Medicine   Population aging is associated with a rising burden of non-communicable disease, profoundly impacting health policy and practice. Adopting and adhering to healthy lifestyles in middleRead More…

13Jul/16

Risk Factors for Malnutrition in Older Adults – A Systematic Review of the Literature Based on Longitudinal Data

Source: Advances in Nutrition Older adults (aged ≥65 y) tend to be more prone to nutritional deficiencies, because aging may come with an accumulation of diseases and impairments. These include cognitive andRead More…

13Jul/16

The acceptability of physical activity interventions to older adults – A systematic review and meta-synthesis

Source: Social Science and Medicine Physical activity can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, frailty and deterioration of cognitive function in older adults yet few older adults meet recommended levels of physicalRead More…

13Jul/16

Towards streetscapes promoting inclusive mobility, health and wellbeing for all

Source: Health Research Council of New Zealand Can Auckland’s evolving streetscapes and ‘leading-edge’ transport designs enable older residents and people with disability to meaningfully participate in society and enjoy positive health? AllRead More…

14Jun/16

Interventions to promote or maintain physical activity during and after the transition to retirement: an evidence synthesis

Source: Public Health Research It has been argued that transition points in life, such as the approach towards and early years of retirement, present key opportunities for interventions to improve the healthRead More…