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How Do We Remember?

From the Desk of David Moger – Chief Executive of the Royal New Zealand RSA. I have two boys, now 19 and 17. One is in his second year at Victoria University and the other is in full time work leading to an apprenticeship. Both have now passed their full …

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Liam Butler interviews ergonomist Marion Edwin about ‘ageing workers’ and their employers.

How can older people continue to work at the jobs they enjoy and do well?  Marion Edwin, ergonomist at Optimise Ltd Motueka: By keeping on doing it, and keeping fit (but adjusting if you have to). As we age many changes occur in our physical and mental performance, and we …

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From the desk of Ruth Dyson – An Insurance Issue…

Labour’s Spokesperson on Senior Citizens For the last four years, Cantabrians have been a little overly focussed on earthquake related matters, including insurance issues.  How well we know our insurance policies now, I thought.  Until recently.   Now I have learnt yet another lesson about insurance and thought I would share …

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An Encounter with Traumatic Brain Injury – Dr Allison Lamont.

  I was delighted to be invited to address a group at Headway: the Brain Injury Association here in Auckland.  The morning turned out to be a wonderful time of sharing backwards and forwards.  I learnt so much about what it is like to live day-to-day with a traumatic brain injury.  …

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Putting People before Profit in Aged Care. Brien Cree – MD Radius Care.

We have been looking into the possibility of an IPO for Radius Care as part of our future planning for the company, and it has raised some interesting issues for us around the importance of maintaining our integrity and culture in the face of a public float. When I purchased …

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Liam Butler interviews PHARMAC Chief Executive Steffan Crausaz

Steffan Crausaz has been Chief Executive of PHARMAC since 2012, having previously led PHARMAC’s commercial and health technology assessment activities. Before joining PHARMAC in 2003, Steffan trained as a pharmacist in the UK. He also worked in the pharmaceutical industry (branded and generic) while undertaking his Masters in pharmacoeconomics and …

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From the desk of Philippa Cosgrove: Exercise and dementia

More and more evidence is coming to the fore on protective factors that may help to reduce our risk of developing dementia, an important component of which is exercise and physical activity.  The benefits of an active physical life however, are just as keenly felt for people living with dementia.  …

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A Different New Year Resolution

Welcome to 2015!  Most of us will have returned to work full of post-holiday resolutions.  I’m betting for most people those resolutions are about managing something better – perhaps to be more organised, manage time better, get more done each day, manage your paperwork more proactively.  But how many of …

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From the desk of Catherine Hall, Executive Director, Alzheimers NZ

Late last year, we at Alzheimers NZ were very excited to host our biennial conference Dementia: The Future Is Now, and to welcome some prominent international speakers to the country to take part in the conference programme. International dementia advocate and activist Kate Swaffer (Australia), who herself has young onset …

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Liam Butler interviews Business NZ Chief Executive Phil O’Reilly.

Phil, how can the golden age worker continue to enjoy being part of the workplace? Projections show older people will be a bigger force in the economy in coming years.Our fairly modest birth rate means in the near future our population will have a smaller share of younger people and …

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