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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.

InterRAI data helping identify loneliness in older people

A research project makes use of interRAI data to identify social isolation and loneliness in older people.

Older people keen to make the Census count

The Census in its new online format can be daunting for older people, but one retirement village is helping residents through the process.

Social networking tool for older people wins award

A social networking tool designed to tackle loneliness one street at a time took out Australia's inaugural Senior Living Innovation Challenge.

Robots to aid recovery for stroke survivors

Australian researchers believe robots have the potential to guide the hands of stroke survivors to retrain the brain.

Rethinking village vehicles

It might not be too long before we see driverless cars in our retirement villages. Until then, electric vehicles car sharing networks could be the way forward.
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