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Liam Butler interviews Rural Women New Zealand’s Margaret Pittaway.

Question: How do you think legislation will lead to frustration for the Home care industry? Margaret Pittaway Rural Women New Zealand Health and Social Development Spokesperson: In 1994, the health and social policy ministers of OECD  countries reached an agreement on the overall objective of policies for the care of …

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What to do in the UK – part 6.

So, back to the tour of the UK. Last time we had just arrived at Eilean Donan Castle, one of the best loved sights in Scotland. It is situated on an island at the point where three lochs meet and is surrounded by majestic scenery. There has been a building …

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Harrys Last Stand.

A truly remarkable speech by 91 year old Harry Leslie Smith at the 2014 September Conference of the UK Labour Party.  Doesn’t matter where you sit on the political divide –  this is more about the ability of senior citizens to participate in political debate and discussion. Click Here

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Role models, recreation and respite – from the desk of Nick Cottrell.

It’s not easy being a single mum with a nine month old baby to care for. Throw into the mix an eight year old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) and severe anxiety and you’ve got a recipe for a chaotic household.  Thankfully Windmill Specialised Care, …

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When did YOU last get down and Dirty?!!

In Crofton, on Vancouver Island, the owners of a retirement home have created a garden that has not only enriched the lives of its elderly residents, but has also created a sense of community within their neighborhood. Through a grant from Vancouver Foundation the home was able to build a …

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Liam Butler interviews NZ Brain Research Institute’s Kate Russell

Question One: How was the NZ Brain Research Institute founded? Living with Parkinson’s disease didn’t hamper local businessman, Cas van der Veer’s drive toward success and indeed his determination to live his life well with the condition allowed him to accumulate an estate that has enabled the NZBRI to carry …

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Dementia Friendly Physical Environments: Tips

Supporting people with dementia to live well requires adapting the environment to meet their changing experience of the world.  A key part of any environment is the people who inhabit it but it is also useful to think about aspects of the physical environment that can sometimes be easily changed …

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Liam Butler interviews Katrina Shanks Chief Executive of the Funeral Directors Association of New Zealand.

Katrina Shanks is a Chartered Accountant and served seven years as a National Member of Parliament.  Her FDANZ role includes:  Advocacy for industry issues. Raising public awareness of the association and relevant issues. Development of FDANZ Funeral Trust – a managed fund for pre paid funerals. Ensuring the training model …

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Your Extraordinary Brain

The new science of brain and memory health – Visit  The Memory Foundation to watch Dr. Allison Lamont & Gillian Eadie interviewed on the TV1 Good Morning Programme about improving memory.  You have a wonderful, complex, amazing brain – who you are, your personality, your astonishing abilities, your memory, are all seated in …

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