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Eggsellent news for older people

Research shows that older people are unaware that most people can eat eggs everyday, suggesting many are missing out on an excellent source of protein.

New research on sleep and older adults

Researchers have found that sleep plays an important role in improving brain function.

The reason older people are slow walkers…and how to improve their walking

New research released today reveals why older adults often walk slowly and tire quickly. We ask physiotherapist xxx how older people can improve their walking.

InterRAI progress – and a farewell

DR JUDITH DAVEY reflects on the progress that has been made during her time on the interRAI Governance Board.

InterRAI pilot makes it easier for RNs to become assessors

A new partnership with Whitireia allows nurses to complete their interRAI assessor training as they do their Competency Assessment Programmes (CAPs).

Dining with dignity – catering for texture-modified diets

A new approach to food preparation means residents requiring texture-modified foods don't feel like they're missing out on the real thing.

Clown Doctors fighting for urgent funds to keep smiling

Heart-broken Clown Doctors are making an appeal for $100,000 via a GiveaLittle campaign so they can keep going the charity that provides laughter to sick children and the elderly. By FIONA CASSIE.

Get ready for NZ’s biggest aged care equipment auction

From hoists to home theatre systems, from commode chairs to commercial ovens, aged care and retirement village providers will find everything they need at a massive aged care equipment auction in Auckland this month.

The benefits of exercise for people with Parkinson’s

As Parkinson's Awareness Week begins, we're reminded that there is still no cure for the condition. However, research shows that specialist exercise programmes can be beneficial for people with Parkinson's.

Calls for malnutrition screening for at risk elderly

New research highlights the importance of screening for risk of malnutrition among older people as a preventative health measure.
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