Linda Nicolson

Linda Nicolson
Linda is the General Manager of Eldernet and Care Publications.

Te Arai Research Group looking for participants

Te Arai Research Group are seeking participants for a new study funded by the Health Research Council and led by Tess Moeke-Maxwell which will explore whānau experiences of end of life caring during COVID-19 lockdown. Your information will be used to improve health care, hospital policy and tangihanga (funeral) planning …

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Managing an unexpected hospital stay

Get up, get dressed, get active, return home – great tips from Nelson Marlborough Nurse Educator. Getting patients out of bed, dressed in their own clothes and walking, helps them feel stronger, recover more quickly and they are less likely to fall. To help this happen we encourage the family …

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Voluntary work for the physical and mental health of older volunteers

Authors:Trine Filges, Anu Siren, Torben Fridberg, Bjørn Christian Viinholt Nielsen There are increasing numbers of older adults who no longer work. Volunteering has the double benefit of the activity for these adults and the value of the services they provide as volunteers. The evidence suggests that volunteering improves the physical …

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Giving for happiness

How spending money on others can make you happy The season of the holidays is getting further in the rear-view mirror for most of us and so are the (sometimes awkward) family congregations and gift exchanges that came with it. Holiday-related gift-giving practices are universal across every human culture worldwide. …

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New Research from AARP Public Policy Institute

Older Adults, New Mobility, and Automated Vehicles (AVs): A Framework for Harnessing Emerging Technology for Individual and Societal Benefit Access to transportation is one of the key social determinants of health for older adults, and the lack of access is associated with negative health outcomes, including social isolation, depression, and …

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Learning from people who came a cropper of NZ Super

ROB STOCK • MONEY AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS REPORTER This means either being taught about it, carefully reading the manual, and these days, watching some YouTube videos of professionals at work. Sadly, a “she’ll be right” attitude can lead to disaster. The same goes for financial tools, including the supposedly simple …

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Te Arai Research Group – recruiting for participants

Te Arai Research Group at the University of Auckland aim to uncover experiences of hospital visiting for patients receiving end of life care during the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. Visiting policy and practice around end of life care during COVID-19 periods of restriction are the subject of several research projects currently …

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Millions of E-Cigarettes to Carry Warning in te reo Maori Under New Govt Proposals

Millions of vaping products imported into New Zealand will be required to display warning labels in te reo Maori if new Government proposals are implemented. Under the new proposals, e-cigarettes containing nicotine would be required to carry a warning label advising of the potential for addiction to the product in …

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Tim Carpenter, Encore Publics Voices Fellow, CEO and Founder of EngAGE writes on combatting isolation and loneliness as the pandemic surges on

“My shadow’s the only one that walks beside me.” Green Day, “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” I am surrounded by people, I am loved and respected, and yet I often feel lonely. I am about to turn 60, the young side of older adulthood, but I’ve experienced many of the things …

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