02Mar/16

Effect of Structured Physical Activity on Prevention of Serious Fall Injuries in Adults Aged 70-89: Randomized Clinical Trial (LIFE Study)

Source: British Medical Journal Each year, 30% of community living older people fall, and 20-30% of those who fall experience moderate to severe injuries. Among those aged 70 and older, falls are theRead More…

02Mar/16

The Risk of Overweight/Obesity in Mid-Life and Late Life for the Development of Dementia – A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Longitudinal Studies

Source: Age and Ageing The increase in the number of older adults is a major healthcare challenge for the 21st century. Given this demographic ageing in society and the high correlation withRead More…

18Feb/16

2016 Age Concern Conference: ‘Ageing Well: Power of the Past, Force of the Future’

When: March 30 and 31 2016 Where: The Brentwood Hotel, 16 Kemp Street Kilbirnie, Wellington   This will be a wonderful opportunity to collectively celebrate older New Zealanders ‘Ageing Well’ and will allow us toRead More…

12Feb/16

HOPE/NZAG Summer Studentship Presentations

The HOPE/NZAG Summer Studentship Presentations will be given on Tuesday March 8th  5.30-7pm at the Blind Foundation.   The two students presenting are:   Brittany Williams: Retirement Villages – Tools Development Supervisor ProfRead More…

15Jan/16

Future Care for Canadians Seniors – A Status Quo Forecast

Source: Conference Board of Canada   The reliance on unpaid caregivers and volunteers to provide continuing care supports will grow dramatically and could compound the perceived level of unmet or under-met needs of seniors.Read More…

15Jan/16

Reinventing Chronic Care Management for the Elderly

Source: Brookings Institute   The Complex Care Plan coordinates care across multidisciplinary teams that may include physicians, nurses, home health aides, mental health professionals, paramedics, social workers, the patient’s home caregiver, and theRead More…