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Financial abuse of older people – From the Desk of Dr. Judith Davey.

 Why does financial elder abuse occur?  Consistent with the complex nature of financial elder abuse (FEA), there are a range of explanations and it is impossible to put a finger on a single cause. Elder abuse of all types has been associated with older people’s relatively low status in society …

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Liam Butler interviews John Collyns, RVA Executive Director on taking the heat out of the housing crisis.

Question One:  How do you think retirement village living could help take the heat out of the housing crisis?  John Collyns, Retirement Villages Association Executive Director: Thousands of new homes need to be built each year to meet the growing number of families throughout New Zealand desperate for a roof over their heads. The Government’s …

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Free Information Session…

Free Information Session  Thursday 14 August 1pm – 3pm Kumeu Community Hall  Advance Directives – Your Voice  Living Wills  What type of care do you want towards the end of your life? How do you tell others what you want them to know?  Come along and explore how to write …

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What is Financial Abuse and Why does it Matter?

Financial abuse, along with, and often combined with, psychological abuse is probably the most common form of elder abuse and all indications are that it is rising. What is it and why does it matter? The World Health Organisation defines financial elder abuse (FEA) as: The illegal or improper exploitation …

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Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.

Just recently I have become very aware of how important the decisions we make every day really are and how far reaching the consequences can be. My younger son has recently been considering what he should do when he finishes college later this year. He was all set to follow …

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Liam Butler interviews Pathologist, Emeritus Professor Robin Fraser

Emeritus Professor Robin Fraser ONZM, BSc, MB BS(Syd), PhD(ANU), MD(Otago), FRCPA  keeps his interest in the liver sieve as visiting professor to the University of Sydney. This work is directed by Prof. David Le Couteur (Centre for Education and Research on Ageing at Concord Hospital and the ANZAC Institute of …

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What to do in the UK? part 2

           Last time I concentrated on London. As I said, you really must spend time there, but there is so much more to see and do that it would be a shame to spend all your time in the one place.           So, how to travel around? There are a …

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Talking about Dying … from the desk of Grainne Moss, Bupa Care SERVICES.

I have a 49 year old friend called Margaret who is dying of cancer.  She is the very special godmother of one of my children. She called me up last night to talk about her funeral and said she had a special request.  Whilst my friend is very catholic (which …

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From the desk of Jon Amesbury – dealing with sexuality…

Hello and welcome back to my monthly Eldernet blog. This month we are moving away from the dementia’s and will focus on the not so commonly discussed issue of sexuality and intimacy within the over 65 age group. Sexuality and sexual intimacy, particularly when relating to the elderly, is possibly …

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