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Inaccessible packaging can threaten composure and life itself

Judith Davey 7/05/18 Reading through “Joint Support”, the Arthritis New Zealand newsletter, recently (March 2018), I came upon an article about a packaging survey initiated by the organisation. Although this was aimed at people of all ages who have arthritis, … Continue reading

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InterRAI – progress and a farewell

Judith A, Davey 15/12/17 One of my blogs in May 2016 was entitled “A new tool for assessing need” and talked about interRAI assessments for aged care services which have been recently introduced into New Zealand. This is something of … Continue reading

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Pre-funerals – withdrawal from life or a celebration of positive ageing?

Judith Davey 16/11/17 Is long life a good thing or not? Human beings seem to be ambivalent. Over history and throughout the world, people have shown respect and support to eminent people by shouting “Long live……..”. In the Old Testament, … Continue reading

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Older People and Alcohol in New Zealand

Judith Davey What do we know about alcohol drinking among older New Zealanders? Very little, according to the Health Promotion Association (HPA).[1] The 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey showed that around 82% of 55 to 64-year-olds, 79% of 65 to 74-year … Continue reading

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Introduction to Judith Davey

I cannot remember ever actually deciding what I was going to be when I grew up. After seeing the Tutankhamen exhibition in Cairo at the age of 10, I was determined to become an archaeologist. Then I read a book … Continue reading

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Welcome to ACNZ on Research!

A message from Age Concern National President, Evelyn Weir: On behalf of Age Concern I am delighted to introduce Dr Judith A Davey. Judith is an Age Concern New Zealand voluntary policy advisor and supports the organisation by contributing her … Continue reading

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