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A model for older people’s health, fitness and sociability

Dr Beatrice Hale reports on Assoc. Professor Linda Robertson's Otago Polytechnic Professorial Lecture, which discussed a model for initiating and maintaining programmes to encourage social connections for older people.

Don’t underestimate the benefits of singing on mental health

An INsite reader is calling for more community singing groups to benefit people's mental health and wellbeing.

New grant will help researchers investigate sleep and ageing

With the help of a HRC grant, researchers will investigate the impact of sleep on ageing and dementia.

When will older people’s oral health be a priority?

New research about the poor state of older New Zealanders’ oral health raises questions about whether we are really taking this important health issue seriously. By Jude Barback.

The Fitbit and the older person

New research shows fitness trackers benefit older people.

Palliative care specialists slam End of Life Choice Bill

Leading palliative care specialists say the focus should be on strengthening end of life care rather than introducing euthanasia legislation.

Alzheimer’s drug reduces risk of stroke in dementia patients

New research has found potential additional benefits for people with dementia who were dispensed acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs), including reduced risk of stroke.

Live Stronger for Longer programme aims to prevent more falls

The Live Stronger for Longer movement is gaining strength in communities throughout New Zealand.

World’s first cookbook for people in palliative care

A dying man's request for lobster inspired a new cookbook created especially to prepare beautiful and appetising food for people in end-of-life care.

Guiding principles for managing pressure injuries

The Herald's recent investigation into rest home care highlighted many cases involving pressure injuries. INsite invited the New Zealand Wound Care Society to share the best-practice principles for caregivers and clinical managers when it comes to managing pressure injuries.
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