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Digital Seniors to combat exclusion of elderly with free tech help

NZ Herald article looks at Digital Seniors, a small trust in the Wairarapa aimed at helping older people understand technology better to protect against social exclusion.

New service helps consumers navigate Australia’s aged and home care systems

CareAbout is a new service in Australia that helps people work their way through what is becoming an increasingly complex range of services and options.

Accelerating the uptake of emerging technologies in healthcare

The uptake of emerging technologies for care and service delivery could be accelerated – but not without people in healthcare trusting and talking to each other, says the Ministry of Health’s Jon Herries. Rachel Helyer Donaldson reports from the Homespace forum.

Home Smart Home: How can technology help older people to age in place?

Research out of Massey University shows that older people are open to having monitoring technology at home if it allows them to remain in their own homes for longer.

Older Kiwis most affected by cyber threats

Older Kiwis are particularly subject to cyber security breaches, according to a new report.

Research shows need to monitor people with dementia prone to wandering

New research looks at the number of missing people with dementia and concludes that an alert system should be applied to help monitor people with dementia who are prone to wandering

Robots: the future of elderly care?

With help from an Asia New Zealand Foundation media grant, Journalist Naiomi Arnold travelled to Japan to look at how robots are changing the face of elderly care. The subsequent 8000-word article was published in New Zealand Geographic and republished in Wikitribune.

20 questions to mark 20 years of Eldernet

With Eldernet hitting the 20 year mark, Jude Barback asks founder ELEANOR BODGER about what inspired her to set up Eldernet and the changes she’s seen since.

Tool provides plain English guide on dementia

A new resource provides easy-to-understand and easy-to-access information on dementia.

Opinion: Elisabeth Kennedy – why interRAI makes aged care nursing such a hard job

In this honest and confronting opinion piece, Registered Nurse ELISABETH KENNEDY explains how trying to keep on top of interRAI training led her to neglect her role and her health.
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