Aged & Allied Health

Ageing joyfully

18 July, 2019 by Professor Catherine Bridge* and Dr Peter Sweatman**

Designing bathroom environments that suit older people can help reduce barriers to functioning and allow more people to age in place for longer periods.

Closure of aged-care home leaves residents in limbo

12 July, 2019

Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck has expressed his concern and anger over the sudden closure of the Earle Haven Retirement Village.

Evaluation of family violence response program in Victoria

02 July, 2019

18 Victorian hospitals will be participating in a project evaluating the state-wide program, Strengthening Hospitals Response to Family Violence.

Using smartphone apps to promote lifestyle changes

25 June, 2019 by Juhi Bhambhaney*

There is a huge potential for smartphone apps to support the services of private practice dietitians, especially young people.

High iron levels associated with reduced cholesterol

21 June, 2019

People with high iron levels are less likely to have high cholesterol, according to a new study. But this is a double-edged sword.

Hospitality in healthcare conference just around the corner

20 June, 2019 | Supplied by: Institute of Hospitality in HealthCare Ltd (IHHC)

Here's what you need to know about this year's Institute of Hospitality in Healthcare National Conference.

Paramedic PTSD double that of other health professionals

18 June, 2019

Paramedics are the 'forgotten profession' within health care, and are not receiving enough help to overcome psychological injuries caused by their work.

6 signs that obsessive exercising is due to an eating disorder

14 June, 2019 by Dr Phillipa Hay*

Regular exercise is healthy — but obsessive-compulsive exercise is frequently driven by an underlying eating disorder.

1 in 7 cardiovascular deaths from lack of fruit

09 June, 2019

A diet low in fruit and vegetable consumption may account for millions of deaths from heart disease and strokes annually.

A whole new world

27 May, 2019

Virtual reality can transport aged-care residents to another country, all from the comfort of their armchair. It's fun, blended with therapeutic benefits.

Breakthrough in knee replacement recovery

23 April, 2019

A $29 set of exercise peddles is more effective at knee replacement rehabilitation than traditional rehab programs, and could save Australia $25m a year. 

Preventing burnout: detecting the signs

22 April, 2019 by Jurie G Rossouw*

You are your own most important patient — take care of yourself first so you can better help others. We identify the signs to watch out for.

Dementia link to women's reproductive health

18 April, 2019

Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia.

2 in 3 patients don't reveal complementary medicine use

16 April, 2019

New Australian research has found that 2 in 3 patients do not tell their doctor what complementary medicines they are taking, creating interactions risks.

Reinventing aged care

15 April, 2019 by Dan Levitt*

For many elderly, the thought of entering a nursing home is akin to going to jail. But is it possible to reinvent the aged-care sector? The answer is yes.

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