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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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 alone?

Although every situation is different, looking at the following 11 signs will give you valuable information to help make the decision.

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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 in ageing.

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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.

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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) and one in a mild cognitive impairment (MCI) population (n = 516). Both trials had an overall low to unclear risk of bias. It was not possible to pool data across studies owing to a lack of comparable outcome measures.

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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.

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How Kiwis feel about ageing in the workplace

Source: Scoop NZ 

Bupa Press Release: Only 30% of New Zealanders believe that older people are valued by society, according to a survey by health and care provider Bupa 1 and around 55% of people believe our employers should do more to help older people remain in the workforce.

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