The FARSEEING Real-world Fall Repository: A Large-scale Collaborative Database To Collect And Share Senior Signals From Real-world Falls

Source: European Review of Aging and Physical Activity

Real-world fall events objectively measured by body-worn sensors can improve the understanding of fall events in older people. However, these events are rare and hence challenging to capture. Therefore, the FARSEEING (FAll Repository for the design of Smart and sElf-adaptive Environments prolonging Independent livinG) consortium and associated partners started to build up a meta-database of real-world falls.

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Positive Ageing Strategy and a Constitution for Older New Zealanders: Informing the discussion in 2018

The purpose of this event is to facilitate informed discussion around the new Positive Ageing Strategy and contemplate the role of a Constitution for Older New Zealanders.

A number of excellent guest speakers and panelists have been lined up from around New Zealand.

 

15 August, 2018, 9:20- 2:30

CQ Hotel Wellington, 233 Cuba Street, Wellington

 

The event is FREE, but numbers are limited and registration is required.  Please email care@otago.ac.nz

 

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Life And Living In Advanced Age: A Cohort Study In New Zealand – Te Puawaitanga o Nga Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu, LiLACS NZ: Study Protocol

Source: University of Auckland

The number of people of advanced age (85 years and older) is increasing and health systems may be challenged by increasing health-related needs. Recent overseas evidence suggests relatively high levels of wellbeing in this group, however little is known about people of advanced age, particularly the indigenous Māori, in Aotearoa, New Zealand. This paper outlines the methods of the study Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand.

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How Family Caregivers Help Older Relatives Navigate Statutory Services At The End Of Life – A Descriptive Qualitative Study

Source: University of Auckland

A key challenge in meeting the palliative care needs of people in advanced age is the multiple healthcare and social service agencies typically involved in their care. The ‘patient navigator’ model, originally developed in cancer care, is the professional solution most often recommended to address this challenge. However, little attention has been paid, or is known, about the role that family carers play in enabling their dying relatives to negotiate service gaps.

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Rural Housing for an Ageing Population: Preserving Independence (HAPPI 4)

Source: Housing LIN

Following the Inquiry by the APPG for Housing and Care for Older People, this report makes a number of ‘rural proofing’ recommendations to increase the quality, supply and range of more appropriate age-friendly housing. It suggested an adaptation of the HAPPI principles when designing new homes for older people in rural areas, noting that new housing could preserve independence for older people and save NHS and social care funds.

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Falls And Depression In Octogenarians – Life And Living In Advsnced Age: A Cohort Study In New Zealand

Source: Journal of Primary Health Care

Falls and injury have the most devastating consequences for very old people.  Depression may be a significant cause and consequence of falls. LiLACS NZ (Life and Living in Advanced Age: A Cohort Study in New Zealand), cohort study data of Māori (aged 80–90 years, 11-year age band) and non-Māori (aged 85 years, 1-year age band) followed for 3 years was used to describe the incidence and prevalence of falls and depression.

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Effects of Functional-Task Training on Older Adults With Alzheimer’s Disease

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

The aim of this study was to verify the effects of functional-task training on cognitive function, activities of daily living performance, and functional fitness in community-dwelling older adults with diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Exercise and Dementia in Nursing Homes: Views of Staff and Family Carers

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

This paper reports the qualitative component of a randomized controlled trial which evaluated the impact and feasibility of a physical exercise intervention on individuals living with dementia in nursing homes.

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Physical Activity Prevalence and Correlates Among New Zealand Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

The aim of this study was to provide up-to-date information about physical activity (PA) levels in New Zealand older adults to inform the development and targeting of relevant health promotion initiatives.

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Expectation for Physical Activity to Minimize Dementia Risk and Physical Activity Level Among Older Adults

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

This study aimed to examine whether the expectation for physical activity to minimize dementia risk was associated with physical

activity level and whether this association was moderated by perceived high value of dementia prevention among older adults.

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