Gerontology & Geriatrics

End of life carers should have six months paid leave, say experts

People who look after loved ones nearing the end of their lives should be entitled to up to six months paid time off work and safeguards for their job so they can return to work, according to academics from the University ...

Health

How to look after someone with a terminal illness

Dying is changing. It used to be quick and unexpected for most, due to infection or trauma. Now it comes to us, in general, when we are older – caused by chronic medical conditions such as heart, kidney or lung disease, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

GPS trackers can save the lives of people with dementia

People with dementia should have access to location finding devices – like GPS trackers – so that family carers and the police can locate the person in an emergency if they get lost, according to a new study by the University ...

Health

Festive season accentuates isolation of dying older people

Older people lack support from their communities towards the end of their lives, with many becoming progressively more socially isolated before their death. Both older people and their families and whānau require support ...

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