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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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From the Desk of Phillip Cowley – UK Tax Implications of Buy a UK Property.

I have been working with several retired clients whose children live in the UK.  Typically the client wants to buy a UK property to spend the summer months in the UK and spend quality time with their grandchildren.  Clients may also buy a UK property for rental purposes. The clients …

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From the Desk of Dr. Allison Lamont at the Auckland Memory Clinic.

 How to be a Brain Fit Centenarian?   Centenarians are a growing sector of the population.  But just living to be 100 isn’t enough!  If we live to have our special birthday cards from the Queen and Prime Minister, we want to be enjoying a rich, interesting life – not …

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Liam Butler interviews Community Law Centres CEO Elizabeth Tennet

Elizabeth Tennet is the Chief Executive Officer of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa providing representation and advocacy on behalf of the 24 Community Law Centres of New Zealand; negotiation with funders; and networking, communication and liaison with members. Question One Have you had feedback from older people about how they …

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Older People and the Internet – from the Desk of Dr Judith Davey for Age Concern.

1.     Using and managing the internet The internet – you can’t get away from it. It pervades our daily lives – shopping, banking, interacting with central government and local agencies. How many times a day are we told "visit our web-site……;" "see www… for more information;" "apply on-line"? All those …

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From the Desk of Janet Brown – Director of Head and Heart.

It’s the silly season, and you might be wishing you had more hours in the day right now!  When I run time management workshops in aged care facilities or retirement villages, everyone starts out by telling me they don’t have enough time for all the tasks and responsibilities they have …

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Forming new Habits and how your Amazing Brain Helps – From the desk of Dr Allison Lamont

  Did you make a New Year’s resolution?  Several? Most of our resolutions to do better, be it becoming physically fitter, losing weight, or quitting smoking are about forming a new habit.  And there is little doubt that you will have made the resolution before! Aristotle said ‘We are what …

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Don’t Leave Water by the Wayside – from the desk of Emma Williams.

Don’t Leave Water by the Wayside Beat the heat and humidity this summer by staying hydrated. By Emma Williams Now that it is beginning to warm up, high temperatures are here to stay for the next few months.  Whether you’re spending these warmer summer days indoors or outside, relaxing or …

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