13Feb/17

Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults

Source: Public Health England This resource is intended for local authority and clinical commissioning groups to identify what types of interventions they should focus on to help the uptake and maintenance of healthyRead More…

13Feb/17

Smallest worthwhile effect of exercise programs to prevent falls among older people: Estimates from benefit–harm trade-off and discrete choice methods

Source: Oxford Journals In this study, the authors estimate the smallest worthwhile effect (SWE) of exercise programmes designed to prevent falls among older people and compare estimates derived by two methodological approaches. ReadRead More…

13Feb/17

Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that resultRead More…

13Feb/17

$3.25m in new projects for Ageing Well in Maori and Pacific Peoples

Source: Otago University New funding of $3.25 million for four innovative research projects to be undertaken as part of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge (NSC) was announced last year by ActingRead More…

21Dec/16

Auckland Council Seniors Advisory Panel – Positions Now Open

Auckland Council is now offering a rare opportunity for passionate and motivated Aucklanders to play a key role in influencing council policies, plans and initiatives.   They are looking for passionate communityRead More…

22Nov/16

World Alzheimer Report 2016: Improving healthcare for people living with dementia

Source: Alzheimer’s Disease International  This World Alzheimer Report 2016 reviews the state of healthcare for dementia around the world, and recommends ways that it can be improved. There is a clear andRead More…