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.
An INsite reader is calling for more community singing groups to benefit people's mental health and wellbeing.
Wellington’s iconic Sprott House is set to be taken over by a larger provider in an effort for the independent aged care provider to remain sustainable as, like many other small providers, it struggles to keep up with costs of the pay equity legislation.
Liam Butler reviews a book that offers advice to those caring for people with dementia.
Psychiatrist of Old Age, Dr Matthew Croucher is visiting South Island District Health Boards this year to discuss ways to improve local dementia services.
A new international report highlights the urgent need for New Zealand to implement the New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care.