New interRAI standards a step in the right direction

The release of new National Standards for interRAI will help reduce duplication and help assessors to correctly use the assessment note fields.

New online publication tackles dementia head on

A new online publication looks at the different types of dementia and its causes, as well as risk factors, diagnosis and living with dementia.

InterRAI data reveals concerns over dementia care at home

InterRAI home care assessments reveal some insights into the level of support required by people living at home with dementia.

Free shingles vaccine coming for over 65s

Pharmac has announced it is on track to fund the vaccine for shingles (herpes zoster), as early as April 2018.

Older cancer patients rate own physical abilities as better than their caregivers do

Older cancer patients and their caregivers often differ in their assessment of the patient’s physical abilities, with caregivers generally rating the patient’s physical function as poorer, according to a new study published in The Oncologist.

Top Alzheimer’s researcher receives Ryman Prize

The winner of this year’s Ryman Prize says the award “signifies a sea-change” in how we perceive the health and wellbeing of older people.

Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

Dr Kathy Peri has one of the Selwyn Foundation’s famous robotic seals on her table. “I’m giving a talk to secondary school students later, and...

Laughter Yoga proven to improve residents’ health and wellbeing

Laughter Yoga sounds like a good, well, laugh. But new scientific research has confirmed its ability to boost older people's moods and lower blood pressure. According to...

Story of a stroke survivor

In the run-up to the annual South Island Stroke Study Day, we share this story of a husband and wife who are both stroke survivors...

Open to interpretation: the need for skilled interpreters in our health system

BEATRICE HALE and LINDA ROBERTSON discuss the need for skilled and well-trained interpreters in New Zealand's health services.
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