29Apr/19

Health Professional Student Education Related to the Prevention of Falls in Older People – A Survey of Universities in Australia and New Zealand

Source: Australian Journal on Ageing Around one-third of people aged over 65 years fall each year. The multifactorial nature of falls means that fall prevention interventions can be delivered by a range of health professionalsRead More…

28Mar/19

Faecal Incontinence in Older  People in Australia and New Zealand: A Narrative Review

Source: Australia & New Zealand Continence Journal The International Continence Society (ICS) defines faecal incontinence (FI) as “the involuntary loss of liquid or solid stool that is a social or hygienic problem”. Anal incontinence encompassesRead More…

28Mar/19

How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Patients’ Experiences of Self-management Support in New Zealand and Canada

Source: Wiley Online Library Health systems risk being overwhelmed by the significant impact of long-term conditions – the healthcare equivalent to climate change.” Ongoing illness is affecting a growing number of older people, especially those whoRead More…

28Mar/19

Current Bowel Care Practices in Spinal Cord Units in Australia and New Zealand: A Prospective, Cross-sectional Survey

Source: Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association (JARNA) Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a catastrophic injury that alters the life trajectory of those who are affected by it. Its causes areRead More…

28Feb/19

A Cross-Sectional Study of Coping Resources and Mental Health of Chinese Older Adults in the United States

Source: Taylor & Francis Online The Asian population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). But they are much less studied compared to African American and Hispanic populationsRead More…

28Feb/19

The Relationship Between Self-Reported Health and Mental Health Problems Among Older Adults in New Zealand – Experiential Avoidance as a Moderator

Source: Routledge Aging and Mental Health Research This study sought to examine the influence of experiential avoidance (EA) as a moderating variable between reported physical health problems and anxiety and depression among olderRead More…

26Feb/19

NZAG & AUTCAA present Professor Simon Biggs & Dr Irja Haapala-Biggs

Workshop on ‘Dementia in the Public Domain: findings of a three-year research study and future directions’. Saturday, 6 April 201910:00am – 1:00pmAUT North Shore Campus, Room AJ100 Professor Simon Biggs -Professor ofRead More…

04Dec/18

Age-Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering – Review of Community Contributions in Later Life

Source: Centre for Ageing Better The review of Community Contributions in Later Life was led by the Centre for Ageing Better in partnership with the Office for Civil Society, part of theRead More…

04Dec/18

Comparison of Psychosocial Variables Associated with Loneliness in Centenarian vs Elderly Populations in New Zealand

Source: JAMA Network   Loneliness is associated with reduced health-related quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality. Centenarians are a unique group to study as a model of successful aging; examinationRead More…

30Oct/18

NEW ZEALAND: Loneliness in Men 60 Years and Over – The Association with Purpose in Life

Loneliness as a consequence of getting older negatively impacts on the health and well-being of men as they age. Having a purpose in life may mitigate loneliness and therefore positively impact on healthRead More…