14Jun/16

Ageing is everyone’s business: a report on isolation and loneliness among senior Victorians

Source: Department of Health and Human Services Victoria A set of six ‘building blocks’ has been identified as the basis for an integrated approach for action to address social isolation and lonelinessRead More…

14Jun/16

Comprehensive clinical assessment of home-based older persons within New Zealand – An epidemiological profile of a national cross-section

Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health Since 2012, all community care recipients in New Zealand have undergone a standardised needs assessment using the Home Care International Residential Assessment InstrumentRead More…

10May/16

First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

Source: WHO This report follows the ‘First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia’; organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) with support from the Department of Health of the United KingdomRead More…

10May/16

Alcohol use across retirement – A qualitative study of drinking in later life

Source: Glasgow Centre for Population Health This report presents the results of a qualitative exploration of older people’s drinking and the factors which influence their use of alcohol. In doing so, itRead More…

10May/16

Late-life suicide – Insight on motives and contributors derived from suicide notes

Source: Journal of Affective Disorders The aims of this study were: (i) to investigate the proportion of older people writing suicide notes in New Zealand; (ii) to compare the socio-demographic and clinicalRead More…

10May/16

Hospitalisation of older people before and after long-term care entry in Auckland, New Zealand

Source: Experimental Ageing Research Global population projections forecast large growth in demand for long-term care (LTC) and acute hospital services for older people. Few studies report changes in hospitalisation rates before andRead More…