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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.

Could day clinics be the answer for elderly people with mental-health issues?

The baby boomers are longer-lived than previous generations, but they still experience similar rates of mental illness. Day clinics may be the way to address this concern. When most of us think of elderly mental-health problems, we think of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. But psychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety are rife in older …

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How do long-term conditions impact on mental health?

The interaction between physical and mental health has been attracting increasing attention.  People with long-term conditions are two to three times more likely to experience mental health problems than the general population. The interdependency of mental and physical health has significant implications for individual patients. Mental health problems can complicate …

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Spotlight: Bert Sutcliffe knitters’ incredible success

This story has been republished with the author’s permission. Click here to visit the original story Ryman’s recent partnership with the Peggy & Friends knitting network is already having amazing ripple effects at Bert Sutcliffe, which was the first village to set up a group. Since starting up in February, …

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What actually are Care Apartments?

‘Care Apartments’, provide a different sort of accommodation than is usually accessed by those needing residential care. (They are also referred to as care suites, residential care suites, care in a village, serviced apartments and other similar sounding name). Care Apartments may give you more choice about where you live …

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What we could learn from South Korea and their “war on dementia”

Creating a “community of care” outside hospital in the wider population could help revolutionize how we look after and care for those with mental health issues and dementia. South Korea has declared a “war on dementia” encompassing ideas around a “community of care”, which includes day dementia-care and prevention clinics, …

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Things to think about when considering a retirement village

Villages are increasingly popular options for those looking for ‘age friendly homes and lifestyles”. There are a number of things you should consider when deciding to move into a retirement village. Your initial investigations should include checking if the village is registered (you can check this on www.retirementvillages.govt.nz)? Does it …

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Focusing on wellness

In recent years, there has been a shift away from a focus on illness alone, to more attention being placed on wellness, both in policy and health practice. “Five Ways to Well-being” is a set of five simple, evidenced-based actions which can improve wellbeing in everyday life for everyone, no …

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International Day of the Older Person: The Journey to Age Equality

Why do we mark International Days? International days are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the …

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