Health of older people publications

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

Publications

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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
    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 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 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).
  • The Health of Māori Adults and Children, 2011–2013 cover
    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.
  • Published 19 September 2013
    This publication showcases some of the initiatives that are under way to better support nurses working in aged residential care, including forming strong partnerships with district health boards.
  • Cover for Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Older People
    Published 31 January 2013
    Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy Older People: A background paper assists health practitioners to provide advice that enables the majority of older people in New Zealand to lead longer, healthier and more independent lives.
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    Published 30 January 2013
    The Guidelines on Physical Activity for Older People (aged 65 years and over) provide information for health practitioners, physical activity professionals and community fitness providers
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