Older persons health

Are your medicines right for you? How to find out

When taken correctly with regular reviews by your doctor, medications can improve your health and prolong your life.... read more about Are your medicines right for you? How to find out»

Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going

It can often be good for you, both physically and psychologically, to keep doing everyday activities. These tips may... read more about Everyday activities can be hard. Here’s how to keep going»

Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably

The Ministry of Health and district health boards fund several services for older people to help support us as we age,... read more about Find support to stay healthy and live comfortably»

Help your older family members stay safe from falls

Live Stronger for Longer research shows people over 65 are very sensitive to being told what to do, and don't want to... read more about Help your older family members stay safe from falls»

How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.

Mild memory loss is very common as people get older. These strategies can help you make changes to you environment and... read more about How to minimise the frustration of memory loss.»

Older people can get depressed too. Find out how to manage it

Depression is not a normal part of ageing and it is not a character weakness. It is a medical illness for which there... read more about Older people can get depressed too. Find out how to manage it»

Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice

If you or a family member is thinking about going into a rest home or hospital care, read this important information... read more about Rest homes & retirement villages: make an informed choice»

So you want to be a caregiver…

Providing personal care to someone can make a huge difference in their life. It is also a big responsibility for you.... read more about So you want to be a caregiver…»

Support and services for older people in Canterbury

See Healthinfo Canterbury to find out about local community groups, short-term rehabilitation in the home, nursing... read more about Support and services for older people in Canterbury»

This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older

Falls are the most common cause of injury for people in this age group, but there is a lot you can do to reduce the... read more about This is the most common injury for people 65 years and older»

This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier

Staying active is one of the best things you can do for your health and wellbeing. Check out these tips to help you... read more about This one simple thing will help you live longer, happier, and healthier»

What’s the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis caused by natural wear and tear to the cartilage and joints over time. Find out... read more about What’s the difference between osteoarthritis and arthritis?»

When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?

For some people, collecting things grows out of control. Their homes become cluttered, often causing a fire or health... read more about When collecting becomes hoarding. Is it a problem?»

You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how

We all have individual ideas and beliefs about how we want to be treated at the end of our life. Talking about what you... read more about You can choose how you want to be treated at the end of your life. Here’s how»

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Page last updated: 5 November 2018

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