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9 May 2019

By Joanne Richdale

Working with older people with mental health and/or addiction needs

Ageing and its implications are increasingly on the minds of many New Zealanders. Not everyone will consistently experience health, happiness and fulfilment in later life, with some older people experiencing considerable distress due to problems with mental health and/or addiction.

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16 August 2016

By Matua Raḵi

Working with older people

My mum recently moved into a retirement village at the age of 83. She is reasonably fit for her age – walks at least twice a day and involves herself in all sorts of activities. What I notice as every year goes by, is that her mental health and wellbeing is not as good as it once was.

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16 August 2016

By Matua Raḵi

The 7th National Addiction Research Symposium

The National Addiction Research Symposium has been held since 2010 as a collaborative venture between the University of Auckland, University of Otago, Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington, with support from Matua Raḵi. Read about this year's symposium.

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16 August 2016

By Matua Raḵi

Old habits die hard – alcohol and drug use among older people

We don’t tend to think about alcohol and drug use as an older person’s problem. But perhaps we should know better. After all, we do know that addiction is no respecter of persons. It can affect anyone – be they male or female, rich or poor, young or old.

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