Older people's health

Conversations on alcohol with older patients

REGISTER for webinar 8 October: Conversations on alcohol with older patients

Webinar: Preventing falls-related injury

Webinar: Tuesday 17 October 2017. Join Professor Ngaire Kerse, Dr Shankar Sankaran and Gill Hall in discussing how to reduce falls injuries and serious harm falls and fractures, improve recovery (in hospital and home) as well as how to develop an integrated falls and fracture system.

Dementia care for Māori

The beginning of a dementia journey can be a scary and confusing time. As a health professional, you are in the position to be a source of information, comfort, and guidance to whānau who are on this journey.

This resource provides information and tools around communicating with Māori patients and their whānau, as well as information around diagnosing dementia and long term care of dementia patients – all of which will make it easier for you to support and care for your patients and their whānau.

Maximising health of older people

MEDTALK: Professor Ngaire Kerse talks about maximising the health of our older patients.

Osteoarthritis - Dan Exeter

Dr Dan Exeter talks about non-surgical management of osteoarthritis. Dan is a sport and exercise physician based at Axis Sports Medicine clinic in Auckland. He is medical director for Athletics New Zealand and a senior lecturer at the University of Auckland.

Dementia - Professor Ngaire Kerse

Professor Ngaire Kerse discusses dementia. Ngaire is a GP and head of Population Health at the University of Auckland, where she runs an active programme of research in improving the healthcare of older people. Ngaire was awarded a distinguished fellowship of the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners in 2011.

Dementia

This course on dementia is the result of a national collaboration between primary, secondary and tertiary care providers. It is heavily informed by the Waitemata DHB pilot of GPs and practice nurses assessing, diagnosing and managing mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and typical dementia.

Dementia requires chronic care management. There is strong evidence that primary care is the right place for its assessment, diagnosis, and management.  

Osteoporosis with Prof Ian Reid

2015: Professor Ian Reid an international expert on bone disease, discusses the latest on osteoporosis. Ian is a Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology at the University of Auckland and an international expert and research award winner in osteoporosis.

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