The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has thrown up examples of failures in care for people living with dementia, but there are plenty of cases where age services are leading the way in setting best practice standards for meeting the needs of older Australians with dementia.
Divorcees are about twice as likely as married people to develop dementia, a Michigan State University study has found.
Australian men are living longer than any other group of males in the world, research from The Australian National University shows.
With about $20 million a year spent on anti-dementia medications and almost 95,000 people with dementia hospitalised, more needs to be done to provide quality health care, advocates say.
The high levels of sugar, saturated fat, salt and kilojoules in many favourite products on supermarket shelves are potentially making us sick, with a possible "tsunami of dietary ill health" coming our way, researchers say.
Understanding what good quality of life means to aged-care consumers could assist economic evaluation of services, researchers say.
Harnessing culinary skills to improve the quality of hospital food can deliver cost savings and better quality of care.
One in four Australians with MS surveyed for a national research study report having unmet medical and allied health service needs.
The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care has launched the Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights second edition. The Australian Digital Health Agency has launched a new My Health Record Mental Health toolkit.
A new screening method is breaking down cultural barriers to improve cervical cancer prevention.
Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin A may be a way to reduce skin cancer risk, research shows.
Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) has been supporting kids and adults with cerebral palsy for over 70 years, which has provided the organisation with extraordinary insight into other physical and neurological conditions.
Ageing men who take testosterone replacement therapy are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack or myocardial infarction.
Certain types of commonly prescribed drugs appear to significantly increase the risk of dementia in later life — but such a risk can also be countered with a healthy lifestyle.