Category Archives: Other

What is Active Ageing? And is it a “good thing”

Judith Davey 16/11/2018 A variety of terms is bandied about when people try to put a positive slant on population ageing, what it means and its implications. We hear about “healthy” “positive”, “successful”, “productive”, “active ageing and so on. The … Continue reading

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Yes – Older people blog and it is good for them*

10/08/2018 Judith Davey Rachel McAlpine, a well-known New Zealand author and poet, and myself, are both bloggers and both would admit to being “older”. Rachel had been wondering about older bloggers, a community which she says is “pretty well hidden … Continue reading

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Older People and Drugs – legal and illegal 2. Legal drug use and its consequences

Judith Davey 27/07/2018 Alcohol I did not mention alcohol in my previous post on drugs. I looked at this in a blog about a year ago, quoting the 2012/13 New Zealand Health Survey (Older People and Alcohol in New Zealand, July … Continue reading

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Older People and Drugs – legal and illegal 1. Illicit drug use and its consequences

Judith Davey 13/07/2018 It is well known that how we live our lives has a profound effect on how well we age and our wellbeing in later life. It is not just a case of what we do when we … Continue reading

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More about the cause of “wrap rage” Why don’t manufacturers make more accessible packaging?

Judith Davey 18/05/2018 This is a good question. There are many reasons why making packaging usable by a wide range of people must be good for manufacturers. On her blog, Becky Taylor says – “Designing packaging that allows for universal … Continue reading

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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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