After fifty-five years and supporting over 250 people in achieving their national qualifications later, Whanganui nurse Ailsa Stewart is retiring.
A survey of 1,000 New Zealanders shows dementia is one of the most feared diseases yet also one of the least understood.
September is international World Alzheimers Month but Alzheimers New Zealand says Government progress on developing a national dementia framework is too slow. This clip features Helen Doyle from Whanganui, who shares her compelling account of what it is like being diagnosed and living with dementia.
An aged care provider puts on a silent disco for residents with dementia in recognition of Dementia Awareness Month.
Amrita was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's but her passion for music has helped her and her family.
From rugby games to memory walks, there is plenty planned this September to mark World Alzheimers Month in New Zealand.
A report raising concern about admitting people into secure dementia units without their informed consent fails to acknowledge the difficulties in obtaining consent from people with cognitive impairment and the processes providers rely on to ensure the safety and care of these residents.
Alzheimers New Zealand chief executive Catherine Hall is concerned that further staff shortages in aged care will put more strain on a system that is already "chronically under-resourced and under-funded".
Last week, INsite looked at an Australian initiative to help people navigate the aged care and home care systems. Here, we explore two new innovative programmes that are helping people do the same here in New Zealand, but with a greater emphasis on what’s best for the person. By Jude Barback.
New research shows significant impact of indoor temperatures on residents, particularly those with dementia.