Evaluation of an Intervention to Prevent Falls

Source: RAND Corporation The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services asked the RAND Corporation to evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention designed to prevent falls in the elderly, with a particular focus on fall-related injuries and on health care costs. Researchers linked […]

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The Missing Million: A practical guide to identifying and talking about loneliness

Source: Campaign to End Loneliness There are an estimated one million, one hundred thousand people aged 65 and over who are chronically lonely. They are difficult to find. A new practical guide,The Missing Million: A Practical Guide to Identifying and Talking About Loneliness, provides guidance on how to find the loneliest in our communities. Read more […]

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Development of a Communication Intervention for Older Adults With Limited Health Literacy: Photo Stories to Support Doctor–Patient Communication

Source: Journal of Health Communication Successful doctor–patient communication relies on appropriate levels of communicative health literacy, the ability to deal with and communicate about health information. This article aims to describe the development of a narrative and picture-based health literacy intervention intended to support older patients with limited health literacy when communicating during their primary […]

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Call for Abstracts – 2017 AAG Conference

AAG is hosting its 50th Conference in Perth, Western Australia from Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th November 2017. The theme for the 2017 Conference is “Ageing: The Golden Opportunity”. The Call for Abstracts is open until 21 April – do not miss this powerful opportunity to share and gain recognition of your expertise, research and […]

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Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults

Source: Public Health England This resource is intended for local authority and clinical commissioning groups to identify what types of interventions they should focus on to help the uptake and maintenance of healthy behaviours and promote cognitive health among older adults living in the community. It is also intended for providers of lifestyle behaviour change programmes […]

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Attitudes to dementia – Findings from the 2015 British Social Attitudes survey

Source: British Social Attitudes Just 2% of people in Britain can identify all the health and lifestyle factors that can increase the risk of developing dementia. 28% of the British public is unable to correctly identify any potentially modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, according to the findings from the British Social Attitudes Survey commissioned […]

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Smallest worthwhile effect of exercise programs to prevent falls among older people: Estimates from benefit–harm trade-off and discrete choice methods

Source: Oxford Journals In this study, the authors estimate the smallest worthwhile effect (SWE) of exercise programmes designed to prevent falls among older people and compare estimates derived by two methodological approaches. Read more here >

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Keeping older people active discussion paper

Source: beehive.govt.nz Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes the release of a discussion document that focuses on supporting older people to stay active. “If we want New Zealanders to remain active in their later years we have to ensure we’re offering them the right opportunities,” says Dr Coleman. “Being physically active has many benefits […]

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Decline in falls and broken hips a success story for New Zealand health care

Source: Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand The Health Quality & Safety Commission is celebrating the success of New Zealand public hospitals in reducing the number of in-hospital falls that result in a broken hip. New Zealand appears to be the first country to achieve this on a national scale. A paper published in […]

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$3.25m in new projects for Ageing Well in Maori and Pacific Peoples

Source: Otago University New funding of $3.25 million for four innovative research projects to be undertaken as part of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge (NSC) was announced last year by Acting Chair of the Challenge, Dr Di McCarthy CRSNZ CNZM. In recognition of the specific challenges and opportunities faced by Māori and Pacific Peoples […]

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