Faecal Incontinence in Older  People in Australia and New Zealand: A Narrative Review

Source: Australia & New Zealand Continence Journal The International Continence Society (ICS) defines faecal incontinence (FI) as “the involuntary loss of liquid or solid stool that is a social or hygienic problem”. Anal incontinence encompasses the definition of FI with the addition of involuntary loss of flatus. Older adults in the community and residential aged care in Australia and New Zealand […]

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On March 28, 2019, posted in: News by

How Does it Feel to be a Problem? Patients’ Experiences of Self-management Support in New Zealand and Canada

Source: Wiley Online Library Health systems risk being overwhelmed by the significant impact of long-term conditions – the healthcare equivalent to climate change.” Ongoing illness is affecting a growing number of older people, especially those who are poor and belong to ethnic minorities. Many experience multiple concurrent conditions that require complex care with different treatments and involve a range of various health-care providers. […]

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Current Bowel Care Practices in Spinal Cord Units in Australia and New Zealand: A Prospective, Cross-sectional Survey

Source: Journal of the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses Association (JARNA) Spinal cord injury (SCI) is a catastrophic injury that alters the life trajectory of those who are affected by it. Its causes are either traumatic (external events, such as road crashes and falls) or non-traumatic (internal events, such as infection and disease).  Typically, traumatic SCI is an […]

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A Cross-Sectional Study of Coping Resources and Mental Health of Chinese Older Adults in the United States

Source: Taylor & Francis Online The Asian population is the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2012). But they are much less studied compared to African American and Hispanic populations in mental health issues (Kuo, Chong, & Joseph, 2008). As the largest sub-population of Asian Americans, Chinese elderly in the United States have been found […]

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The Relationship Between Self-Reported Health and Mental Health Problems Among Older Adults in New Zealand – Experiential Avoidance as a Moderator

Source: Routledge Aging and Mental Health Research This study sought to examine the influence of experiential avoidance (EA) as a moderating variable between reported physical health problems and anxiety and depression among older adults. Experiential avoidance has been found in previous studies to be strongly associated with a number of psychological disorders in younger adults but has […]

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NZAG & AUTCAA present Professor Simon Biggs & Dr Irja Haapala-Biggs

Workshop on ‘Dementia in the Public Domain: findings of a three-year research study and future directions’. Saturday, 6 April 201910:00am – 1:00pmAUT North Shore Campus, Room AJ100 Professor Simon Biggs -Professor of Social Gerontology and Social Policy Dr Irja Haapala-Biggs – Senior Research Fellow Dementia in the Public Domain – NHMRC project ‘Dementia in the […]

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On February 26, 2019, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature, News by

Age-Friendly and Inclusive Volunteering – Review of Community Contributions in Later Life

Source: Centre for Ageing Better The review of Community Contributions in Later Life was led by the Centre for Ageing Better in partnership with the Office for Civil Society, part of the Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport (DCMS). The review ran from October 2017 to June 2018. Its remit was to consider how […]

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On December 4, 2018, posted in: Home page feature, News by

Comparison of Psychosocial Variables Associated with Loneliness in Centenarian vs Elderly Populations in New Zealand

Source: JAMA Network   Loneliness is associated with reduced health-related quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality. Centenarians are a unique group to study as a model of successful aging; examination of their psychosocial demographics may help identify factors that reduce loneliness and its sequelae. The number of centenarians has increased significantly since the […]

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On December 4, 2018, posted in: Home page feature, News by

NEW ZEALAND: Loneliness in Men 60 Years and Over – The Association with Purpose in Life

Loneliness as a consequence of getting older negatively impacts on the health and well-being of men as they age. Having a purpose in life may mitigate loneliness and therefore positively impact on health and well-being. Limited research into loneliness and purpose in life has been undertaken in older men. This study seeks to understand the relationship between loneliness […]

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On October 30, 2018, posted in: News by

NEW ZEALAND: Late‐Life Living and Care Arrangements of Older Filipino New Zealanders

New Zealand is rapidly becoming the host to an increasing number of ageing Filipino immigrants. Despite this sizeable population growth of ageing Filipinos in New Zealand, still very little is known about this ethnic group’s care needs and living arrangement preferences in later life within the New Zealand context. Data were collected from 15 older Filipinos who participated […]

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