25Jul/19

Validation of the Nutrition Screening Tool ‘Seniors in the Community: Risk Evaluation for Eating and Nutrition, Version II” Among Octogenarians

Source: The Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging Those aged 85 years-plus are the fastest growing age group within the 65-plus population in New Zealand and most live independently in the community. This groupRead More…

25Jul/19

Caregiving, Ethnicity and Gender in Maori and Non-Maori New Zealanders of Advanced Age: Findings from LiLACS NZ Kaiawhina (Love and Support) Study

Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing Caregiving in home settings is a cornerstone of “ageing in place” policies in New Zealand and many other countries. Families and neighbours have long been the primary source of careRead More…

25Jul/19

Being Well and Wellbeing: Better Understanding of Patient Priorities in Primary Care

Source: The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners General practice in New Zealand (NZ) is facing increasing demands from funders, providers and users of its services. The dynamic environment is not unique internationally, butRead More…

28Jun/19

The Dialogic Educational Pathway as a Strategy of Care with Elderly Women in Sexuality

Source: Esc Anna Nery Discussions around sexuality, although still fraught with prejudices and prohibitions, have long evoked power relations and denounced strategies of control of the individual and of the population, a characteristic of modernRead More…

28Jun/19

Risk Reduction of Cognitive Decline And Dementia – WHO Guidelines

Source: World Health Organisation These new WHO guidelines provide the knowledge base for health care providers, governments, policy-makers and other stakeholders to reduce the risks of cognitive decline and dementia through aRead More…

27May/19

Living into Death: a Case for an Iterative, Fortified and Cross-sector Approach to Advance Care Planning

Source: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group Advance care planning (ACP) has been framed as best practice for quality palliative care, yet a growing body of literature affirms the need for an early iterative ACPRead More…

27May/19

Temporal Trends in the Utilisation of Preventive Medicines by Older People: A 9-year Population-based Study

Source: Elsevier Preventive medicines focus on preserving health, preventing diseases and managing the well-being of communities and defined populations (Miettinen, 2014). Randomised controlled trials (RCTs) have demonstrated the benefits of prescribing preventive medicines in the generalRead More…

27May/19

Falls and Depression in Octogenarians – Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand

Source: Journal of Primary Health Care New Zealand, like many countries, has an ageing population, with an increasing proportion of people in the older age groups and a declining proportion of children. The population aged 65Read More…

29Apr/19

Physical Activity Prevalence and Correlates Among New Zealand Older Adults

Source: Journal of Ageing and Physical Activity The world’s aging population has stimulated the need to investigate ‘everyday’ activities that can prolong independence and reduce the impact of aging on health systems and people’s qualityRead More…