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PARO the baby seal swims South

The robotic baby seal that shot to fame in the Selwyn Foundation, has now expanded its colony in the South Island.

Protecting people with dementia against theft

This being Money Week, it is fitting that the Dementia Auckland's annual Symposium held later this month will focus on protecting people with dementia against scams and theft.

Moving from a task-oriented to a person-centred model of care

Dr Kathy Peri has one of the Selwyn Foundation’s famous robotic seals on her table. “I’m giving a talk to secondary school students later, and...

Making dementia an election issue

Alzheimers New Zealand is putting the spotlight on dementia in the run-up to this year's election by hosting a debate with representatives from all major political parties.

Decision on international RN quals proving contentious

The decision to make international Registered Nurse qualifications equivalent to the New Zealand Certificate in Health and Wellbeing Level 3 is proving controversial with the residential aged care sector.

New dementia guidelines to help GPs detect signs of dementia

Recently published guidelines can help primary healthcare professionals identify early signs of dementia.

How to create a dementia-friendly workplace

As our population ages, the number of people with dementia is increasing, and with people staying longer in the workforce, the impact of dementia is being felt in the workplace. Alzheimers New Zealand chief executive CATHERINE HALL explains how employers can provide practical support for those who are affected.

Gate open for dementia-friendly travel

Australia has its first dementia-friendly airport thanks to a collaboration between staff, researchers and dementia advocates.

Sense of humour the greatest skill for a career in Diversional Therapy

There’s not many jobs where you can turn up to work dressed as an Irish bar wench without anyone batting an eyelid. But for Pauline Plewinski, her clients are more likely to hit her up for a pint.

Excellent dementia-friendly design recognised by Ministry

Two dementia facilities have been praised by the Ministry of Health for their exemplary approach to dementia-friendly design.
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