Health of older people publications

Resources published by the Ministry on the health of older people.

Publications

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    Published 22 September 2015
    This short report presents findings from the Life and Living in Advanced Age Cohort Study (LiLACS NZ) about the relationships people in advanced age have with family and friends and whether they feel they have emotional support.
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    Published 22 July 2015
    This guidance clarifies how active surveillance is used to manage prostate cancer and assist men and their health professionals make shared decisions around options for treatment and care
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    Published 16 April 2015
    This is a short report about the income of people in advanced age using findings from the Life and Living in Advanced Age Cohort Study (LiLACS NZ).
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    Published 02 April 2015
    This is a short report about hospital visits among people in advanced age using findings from the Life and Living in Advanced Age Cohort Study (LiLACS NZ).
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    Published 16 December 2014
    This is a short report about falls among people in advanced age using findings from the Life and Living in Advanced Age Cohort Study (LiLACS NZ).
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    Published 16 December 2014
    Alcohol use in advanced age: Findings from LiLACS NZ presents key findings about the frequency and amount of alcohol use and the relationship between falls and alcohol use for Māori (aged 80 to 90 years) and non-Māori (aged 85 years). The findings are from a population-based sample of people in advanced age living in the Bay of Plenty, who are taking part in a longitudinal study of advanced ageing, called Life and Living in Advanced Age: a Cohort Study in New Zealand – Te Puā waitanga O Ngā Tapuwae Kia Ora Tonu (LiLACS NZ).
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    Published 10 September 2014
    This publication outlines nine key areas the Ministry of Health will support over the next three years to maximize the health, independence and wellbeing of people with dementia.
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    Published 30 June 2014
    This short report shows the oral health of people in advanced age, using findings from the Life and Living in Advanced Age Cohort Study (LiLACS NZ).
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    Published 20 June 2014
    The Health of Māori Adults and Children, 2011–13 presents key findings on the health and wellbeing of Māori adults and children using pooled data from the 2011/12 and 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey.
  • New Zealand Framework for Dementia Care
    Published 21 November 2013
    This publication provides a guide that district health boards (DHBs) can use as they work with primary, secondary and community health and social support services to develop clear, consistent, well-resourced and easily accessible dementia care pathways. The aim of the publication is to help people with dementia and their families and whānau to maximize their independence and wellbeing by reducing stigmas and providing clear, comprehensive information and an integrated, holistic approach to dementia care and support.
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