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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.

Access to aged care is a DHB lottery

New research released today proves that postcode healthcare is a reality for older Kiwis, due to the inconsistent approaches to residential aged care by District Health Boards.

Older people need to stretch daily

New international research shows that older people need to stretch their muscles daily for improved mobility, health and wellbeing.

HDC case highlights need for expertise in rest homes

Lessons can be learned from a case brought to the Health & Disability Commission where rest home staff were found in breach of the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights for failures in a resident’s care.

What can we do about chronic pain in older age?

As part of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, a team of Otago University researchers are investigating the impact of pain on older people's lives - and what we can do about it.

Clown Doctors NZ face difficult times

Clown Doctors NZ has made the decision to disestablish its Trust due to a shortage of funds, but hopes to continue the service under a different structure.

Robots to aid recovery for stroke survivors

Australian researchers believe robots have the potential to guide the hands of stroke survivors to retrain the brain.
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