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Eve Williams

Eve Williams is the Content Developer and Social Media Administration for Eldernet. She is currently studying towards her Masters at the University of Canterbury. She has a passion for learning new things.

Mental Health Awareness Week

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week theme is “Nature is Key” It is estimated that over 20% of adults aged 60 and over suffer from a mental or neurological disorder. 6.6% of all disability among over 60s are attributed to neurological and mental disorders. The most common neuropsychiatric …

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Positive Ageing Expo

Marking International Day of Older Persons Age Concern Canterbury in conjunction with Papanui High School had their Positive Ageing Expo on Monday. And what a great day it was! It was a beautiful sunny day which encouraged everyone to come and have a wander around. We loved meeting people who …

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The Welsh way

The Welsh are known for their leeks, daffodils, accents and rugby not so much for their initiatives that promote the wellbeing of their older people – but maybe they should be. While Wales has a smaller population than New Zealand (3.2 million), it does have a higher proportion of older …

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Ageism holds back half of older Kiwis

International Day of Older Persons is on Sunday October 1st. It’s a chance to celebrate the contribution that older people make, bringing their wisdom and experience to the work place and as caregivers and volunteers in the community.  But sadly, in New Zealand, many older people don’t feel valued members …

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International Day of Older Persons

Sunday 1 October marked this years International Day of Older Persons. The theme of International Day of Older Persons 2017 is “Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society.” This year’s day is about enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in …

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Spotlight: CHT Hillcrest Home & Hospital- Community Gardening Project

The gardening project at CHT Hillcrest was one of the initiatives introduced to improve the quality of life of the residents. The main goals were to promote activities for residents and improve the resident’s social relationships. The other goals were; To provide an opportunity for the residents to continue to …

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Artificial Intelligence joins the fight against Alzheimer’s disease

Some incredible breakthrough’s in regards to the detection and prevention of Alzheimer’s have been announced this Alzheimer’s Awareness month. The most notable being that it appears that Artificial Intelligence can identify Alzheimer’s disease 10 years before doctors can discover the symptoms. The breakthrough was made by Marianna La Rocca, of the …

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Are you thinking of downsizing?

It’s safe to say homeowners typically do not daydream about buying a smaller home. However, there may come a time when that starts looking like an appealing option, usually when the upkeep of a big home becomes too much for physical, psychological or practical reasons. Unfortunately, often the sudden realisation …

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Colour their world

Sight is arguably our most developed ‘sense’ which makes us very visual creatures. Our ability to distinguish between different hues, tones and saturation was once necessary for our survival, now-days we use colour for anything from visual pleasure, to express ourselves and to even try an alter our mood. It …

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World Alzheimer’s Day

Today (21st September) marks the 6th global World Alzheimer’s Day. This year’s theme of ‘Remember me’ highlights the importance of early detection and diagnosis of dementia. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries. The impact of World Alzheimer’s …

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