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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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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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

11 Signs It Might Be Time for Assisted Living

Source: Caring.com The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one — both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you all feel more confident about whether circumstances suggest that your loved one should no longer be living […]

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On May 29, 2017, posted in: News by

The way to fix an ageing society is by redefining who is old

Source: Stuff.co.nz When do you become a senior citizen? That’s an increasingly important question in Japan, the world’s oldest nation, where the challenge is to keep people healthy and productive as they live longer. The answer should be 75, ten years older than many people think now, according two groups of medical experts who specialise […]

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Music, singing and wellbeing: what works?

Source: What Works Wellbeing What music and singing interventions work to improve wellbeing of adults? This research looks at all the available evidence to support better decision-making. These summaries look at music and singing for healthy adults, and those living with diagnosed conditions and dementia. Read more here >

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Vitamin E for Alzheimer’s dementia and mild cognitive impairment (Cochrane review)

Source: Cochrane Library In this updated review, the authors assess the efficacy of vitamin E in the treatment of MCI and dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Four double-blind, randomised trials were included, but the authors could only extract outcome data in accordance with their protocol from two trials, one in an AD population (n = 304) […]

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Integrative review of older adult loneliness and social isolation in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Source: NCBI OBJECTIVE: To conduct an integrative review of empirical studies of loneliness for older people in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Loneliness is a risk factor for older people’s poor physical and cognitive health, serious illness and mortality. A national survey showed loneliness rates vary by gender and ethnicity. Read more here >

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