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.

New cardiovascular research project for aged care sector

The Christchurch Heart Institute is working alongside the Heart Foundation as part of an innovative approach to cardiovascular disease (CVD) research, following a significant donation of $330,000 from Ryman Healthcare, who are hosted a special cheque presentation last night.

How to get a six-pack in your sixties

'Gymtimidation' is a thing of the past for older adults with the launch of a new fitness programme that has been dubbed 'Netflix for fitness'.

‘Sandwich’ generation neglect their own health, study shows

Research from Australia has uncovered alarming health prevention trends in people who are ‘sandwiched between generations’ - caring for ageing parents, supporting adult children, looking after grandchildren and possibly still working full time.

New pressure injury guidelines welcomed

National guiding principles for preventing and managing pressure injuries have been launched at the New Zealand Wound Care Society Annual Conference in Rotorua this week.
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