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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.

New research explores the use of technology in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

A recent study from researchers at England’s University of Cambridge has found that virtual reality (VR) can identify symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease more accurately than ‘gold standard’ cognitive testing. In 2014, researchers discovered what is known as our brain’s “internal satnav” (the entorhinal cortex), one of the first regions to be damaged …

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Disability community conversations

A nationwide transformation of the existing disability support system is under way, and the aim of the transformed system is to ensure disabled people and their families have greater choice and control in their lives. During September and October 2019, the Ministry of Health Disability Directorate is holding twenty community …

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World Alzheimer’s Month: Let’s talk about dementia: End the stigma

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an international campaign to raise dementia awareness and challenge stigma. Each year, Alzheimer associations from around the world unite to organise advocacy and information provision events, as well as Memory Walks and fundraising days. This year, the seventh World Alzheimer’s Month, the theme is Let’s talk …

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Making fashion functional

The term ‘functional fashion’ gives the impression of clothing for those who participate in extreme sports, or clothing with an excess of pockets. However, functional fashion encompasses a range of clothing that can be broadly classified into four groups based on their areas of functionality: Protective clothing This includes functional …

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Holidaying with a wheelchair

There are perceptions that people with disabilities live below the poverty line, and that is not true. In fact people with disabilities travel at a slightly higher percentage than the general population. Travel is all about systems, and for people who have a disability planning ahead is important. Part of …

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