Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer’s Disease: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

Source: National Academies Press A strong body of research demonstrates associations between the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and individuals’ personality characteristics, level of social engagement, and educational attainment. To advance understanding of the causal pathways leading to Alzheimer’s, the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences convened a workshop in June 2017. This workshop was designed […]

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On November 30, 2017, posted in: News by

Making the economic case for investing in actions to prevent and/or tackle loneliness: a systematic review

Source: The Campaign to End Lonliness The Campaign has contracted researchers from the London School of Economics to conduct a research review about the cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions. This report is their initial findings. Also included is a foreword to the report by the Campaign’s director Laura Alcock-Ferguson. Read more here >

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On November 30, 2017, posted in: News by

2018 NZAG Conference – SAVE THE DATE

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 NZAG Conference will be held:   2018 NZAG Conference: The Mosiac of Ageing   6-8 September 2018 Ellerslie Event Centre Auckland   Save the date and watch this space. We look forward to seeing you there!  

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On October 24, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature, News by

Pre Christmas High Tea

5 November 2017, 3:30pm Parnell, Auckland The Friends Committee of The HOPE Foundation invite you to join them for a wonderful afternoon, with mulled wine, tea, musical entertainment and socialising. All proceeds go to research on ageing. Find out more here > Please RSVP by 27 October 2017  

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On October 24, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, News by

Professors Tom Scharf & Vanessa Burholt

NZAG in conjunction with AUT Centre for Active Ageing and Victoria University of Wellington are hosting two international visiting scholars. All NZAG members are invited to the arranged events and presentations. 31 October 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 pm Victoria University of Wellington Find out more here > RSVP: igps@vuw.ac.nz AND   2 & 3 November 2017 AUT North […]

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On October 24, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature, News by

Cross Cultural Interest Group Presents

11 October 2017, 6pm – 8:15pm Independent Living Service Auckland Identification and Management of Elderly Asians at Risk of Suicide in the Community and Nursing Homes This session will be accessible concurrently on the webcast or by video file for those who are unable to attend in person. Find out more here >

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On September 21, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature, News by

AUT Dean’s Event: The United Nations International Day of Older Persons

29 September 2017, 5pm – 7pm AF116 and Foyer, AUT North Campus Tapping the talents, contributions and participation of older persons in society. Auckland University of Technology invites you to a lively conversation of how older people in Auckland’s diverse ageing community are contributing to research and practice for ageing well. Find out more here […]

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On September 21, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature, News by

International aged care: a quick guide

Source: Parliamentary Library (Australia) This guide focuses on formal, government-approved care for older people. It does not cover informal care (such as care provided by relatives) or retirement villages. Read more here >

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On September 21, 2017, posted in: News by

Community care for people with dementia: A handbook for policymakers

Source: European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research This handbook sets out to explore what constitutes good community care for people with dementia and to develop a concise overview of the knowledge-base that should ground future development and reorganization of community-based care arrangements for people with dementia. Read more here >

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On September 21, 2017, posted in: Home page feature by

Inaugural NZAG & AAG Trans-Tasman Online Symposium

Australian Association of Gerontology and New Zealand Association in Gerontology are hosting this inaugural half day online symposium. AAG and NZAG have has brought together leaders and experts from Australia and New Zealand to share with you the latest in ageing research and practice from the comfort of your office or home.   Find out […]

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On June 19, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature, News by