Tag Archives: Advice

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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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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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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