Older Persons

Older Persons


Links
Age Concern New Zealand (NZ) – Age Concern He Manaakitanga Kaumatua works for the rights and well-being of older people, koroua and kuia.  We inform and advocate, and provide services through a federation of Age Concern councils across New Zealand.  We are a not-for-profit charitable incorporated society.
Alzheimer’s Disease Education & Referral Center (USA) – The Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center Web site will help you find current, comprehensive Alzheimer’s disease information and resources from the National Institute on Aging (NIA).
Eldernet (NZ) – Eldernet provides you with timely, relevant, and comprehensive information about services that are available for older people.  This site includes a database directory of New Zealand rest homes, residential care, retirement villages, home help, community groups, public hospitals and other third age services for seniors.
Geriatric Mental Health Foundation (USA) – The Geriatric Mental Health Foundation was established by the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry to raise awareness of psychiatric and mental health disorders affecting the elderly, eliminate the stigma of mental illness and treatment, promote healthy aging strategies, and increase access to quality mental health care for the elderly.
Mental Health Services for Older Adults  (NZ) – Waitemata DHB. MHSOA provide assessment, diagnosis, treatment and support to clients aged over 65 who develop new psychiatric disorders in later life, or who have psychiatric complications of a physical illness associated with aging.  They also provide a service to those under the age of 65 with an age related organic psychiatric or developmental disorder.
The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s (USA) – The Forgetting: A Portrait of Alzheimer’s is a Primetime Emmy award-winning documentary that takes a dramatic, compassionate, all-encompassing look at the growing epidemic of Alzheimer’s disease.  The cornerstone of the project is a 90-minute documentary based on David Shenk’s best-selling book.  Like Shenk’s book, the documentary weaves together the history and biology of the disease, the intense real-world experiences of Alzheimer’s patients and caregivers, and the race to find a cure.
St John – Caring Caller (NZ) – St John Caring Caller is a free long-term friendship service that offers those who are housebound, or live on their own, the opportunity to stay in daily contact by phone with someone who cares about them.  It is not a help line.  It is friendship by phone that both you and your Caring Caller enjoy. St John Caring Caller is also a wise precaution, just in case there is an emergency.  If your St John Caring Caller calls you and cannot get an answer, we will send someone to your home to make sure all is well.  This can be particularly important if your neighbours, friends or family are away or cannot be nearby every day of the week.