Tag Archives: Health

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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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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Thousands of Kiwis with asthma & allergies may face stigma due to COVID-19 – Research

Health experts are concerned thousands of Kiwis living with asthma or allergies such as hay fever may face stigma with new research showing common symptoms of the disease may be inadvertently confused with those of COVID-19. Asthma is a non-contagious, respiratory disease that affects the airways in the lungs, and …

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Read all about it – Reason Magazine available for download

Te Arai Research Group from the University of Auckland have published the latest issue of Reason magazine. Inside you’ll learn about the new kete of knowledge for Māori whānau, one of the creative outputs (by Dr Tess Moeke-Maxwell and her co-researchers on the Pae Herenga project. It represents four years …

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Recipe: Gluten-free afghans

Chef Terence Austin is committed to ensuring older people get great food and the variety they deserve. His recipes are also sure to delight all ages – what grandchild can turn down a classic Kiwi afghan biscuit? This version of the home-baking staple has the added advantage of being gluten-free. …

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Q&A: Dr Matthew Croucher on dementia test

New Zealand has switched from one dementia screening test to another, from the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA©) to the Mini-Addenbrooke’s Cognitive Examination (Mini-ACE). The new cognitive screening test evaluates four main areas – orientation, memory, language and visuospatial function. It is now the recommended screening tool for use by primary …

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New patient hoist wins aged care tech challenge

A new patient hoist that enables a single helper to pick up and move someone with mobility issues has won the Best Aged Care Solution category at the inaugural HealthTech Supernode Challenge, sponsored by Ryman Healthcare. Christchurch company HT Systems developed the Kera Transfer Aid, as the device is called. …

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‘Tipple and topple’ videos tackle falls prevention

Most people are aware of the dangers of drinking too much, but alcohol’s ability to wreak havoc on the body is the subject of a new set of discussion videos called ‘tipple + topple’. The series of 10 videos, funded through a Ryman Healthcare grant of $20,000, are being used …

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InterRAI assessment: what’s it like?

Has a health problem compromised your wellbeing or ability to live as independently as possible? An interRAI assessment identifies what might bring an improvement and whether support services would help. Sheryl’s father, Alan, was assessed as part of his transition to a retirement village. Here, Sheryl describes what the process …

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