Obesity and the Older Person

Source: INsite Magazine INsite provides news, views, and in-depth features about the New Zealand aged care and retirement sector. Liam Butler interviews Robyn Toomath author of Fat Science. Liam Butler: How can the aged care and retirement sector help regain control over our food systems that are making us fat? Robyn Toomath: The statistics show that being overweight isn’t harmful for […]

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On July 13, 2016, posted in: News by

Towards streetscapes promoting inclusive mobility, health and wellbeing for all

Source: Health Research Council of New Zealand Can Auckland’s evolving streetscapes and ‘leading-edge’ transport designs enable older residents and people with disability to meaningfully participate in society and enjoy positive health? All too often, these groups are not involved in transport planning, including current initiatives promoting cycling and walking. Left out of the process, streets […]

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Interventions to promote or maintain physical activity during and after the transition to retirement: an evidence synthesis

Source: Public Health Research It has been argued that transition points in life, such as the approach towards and early years of retirement, present key opportunities for interventions to improve the health of the population. Interventions that may change or preserve activity levels around the time of retirement have the potential to provide benefits in […]

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On June 14, 2016, posted in: News by

Housing disrepair & health impact in later life

Source: Care & Repair England This report sets out the national picture with regard to the scale of poor housing conditions amongst older people, the resulting impact on the health and wellbeing of an ageing population, and the concentration of poor housing in the owner occupied sector. It quantifies the scale of action necessary to […]

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On June 14, 2016, posted in: Home page feature, News by

Ageing is everyone’s business: a report on isolation and loneliness among senior Victorians

Source: Department of Health and Human Services Victoria A set of six ‘building blocks’ has been identified as the basis for an integrated approach for action to address social isolation and loneliness among older people from state and local government, funded services, community-based organisations and community members. Consequently, an integrated and coordinated approach is proposed, […]

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On June 14, 2016, posted in: Home page feature, News by

Comprehensive clinical assessment of home-based older persons within New Zealand – An epidemiological profile of a national cross-section

Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health Since 2012, all community care recipients in New Zealand have undergone a standardised needs assessment using the Home Care International Residential Assessment Instrument (interRAI-HC). This study describes the national interRAI-HC population, assesses its data quality and evaluates its ability to be matched. Read more here >

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First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia

Source: WHO This report follows the ‘First Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia’; organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) with support from the Department of Health of the United Kingdom and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The First WHO Ministerial Conference on Global Action Against Dementia fostered awareness of the […]

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On May 10, 2016, posted in: Home page feature, News by

Tomorrow’s World – The Future of Ageing in the UK

Source: International Longevity Centre – UK Using data featured in the expert testimony delivered at the 2015 Future of Ageing conference, this report describes the future challenges and opportunities posed by an ageing population. What might the future of ageing look like? Will we live longer, healthier and wealthier lives, or will there be too […]

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On May 10, 2016, posted in: News by

Active ageing and the built environment

Source: Housing Learning & Improvement Network This briefing explains how the built environment and well-designed outdoor spaces can enhance the long-term health and wellbeing and looks at the role that social housing providers, housing with care, and local authorities can play. It also outlines key national and local policies that support active ageing and the […]

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On May 10, 2016, posted in: News by

Health matters – Midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk

Source: Public Health England Dementia is not an inevitable part of ageing. This resource for health professionals and local authorities makes the case for action in midlife to promote healthy lifestyles that can reduce the risk of dementia. Read more here >

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On May 10, 2016, posted in: News by