Older people's health

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.

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.

Understanding Macular Degeneration

As the global population ages, macular degeneration (MD), also called age-related macular degeneration, is becoming an important public health issue. Increasing resources are being directed at better understanding the disease and the development of new therapeutic options. Gone are the days when patients were told “there is nothing more we can offer you” with almost certainty that severe vision loss would result.

Diagnosing Dying

Welcome to this Diagnosing Dying course which has been designed for community and inpatient health professionals. This course has been developed with an awareness of the differing contexts and situations a health professional may face where they question whether a patient is dying. The principal learning outcome for this course is to help you develop the ability to recognise when a patient you are working with is actively dying, ie., in the last 24-48 hours of life.

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