Dementia cases to surge to 170,000: new report

Source: NZ Herald The number of New Zealanders living with dementia will increase by close to 300 per cent to 170,000 by 2050, a new report estimates. The Economic Impact of Dementia report, carried out by Deloitte and commissioned by Alzheimers New Zealand, was launched at Parliament recently by Seniors Minister Maggie Barry. Catherine Hall, […]

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On April 19, 2017, posted in: Home page feature, News by

Staying put: developing dementia-friendly care and support for people with a learning disability

Source: Voluntary Organisations Disability Group Staying put focuses on how best to support the growing numbers of people with the condition. The publication aims to improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and dementia, addressing the challenges to this goal. Read more here >

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On March 20, 2017, posted in: News by

Mental wellbeing and independence for older people

Source: NICE This quality standard covers interventions to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older, and how to identify those at risk of a decline. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It does not cover the mental wellbeing and independence of people who live in […]

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On March 20, 2017, posted in: News by

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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On March 20, 2017, posted in: Home page feature, News by

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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On March 20, 2017, posted in: Home page feature, News by

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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On March 20, 2017, posted in: News by

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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On March 7, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, Home page feature, News by

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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On February 13, 2017, posted in: News by

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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On February 13, 2017, posted in: News by

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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