Aged & Allied Health

StandingTall app set to prevent falls

01 April, 2020

Neuroscience Research Australia and The Project Factory have developed an app to support and strengthen physical balance and cognition in the ageing population.

Caring for Aboriginal Elders in the Pilbara

26 February, 2020 by Linda Baraciolli*

Originally from Victoria, this is Katrina Galley's second stint in the Pilbara. They say the red dirt gets into your veins, and calls you back.

Eradicating malaria

25 February, 2020

How Australian genomic research is providing us with new tools in the global battle against malaria.

Blood spot tests set to replace costly vials

25 February, 2020 by Belinda Willis, The Lead South Australia

Blood testing technology developed by South Australian medical researchers is poised to transform the nutrition industry.

In Conversation with Christine Morgan

24 February, 2020

H+H talks to Christine Morgan, Australia's first National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister and dual winner of the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize.

A Day in the Life of an Elder Clown

24 February, 2020

Bonnie visits aged-care facilities throughout Sydney, bringing joy, laughter and friendship, especially to the socially isolated or those living with dementia.

The cost of underemploying nurses in aged care

21 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Nurses' submissions to the ongoing Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety call for better nurse-to-resident ratios.

March masterclasses on mild cognitive impairment

21 February, 2020

Global experts in general practice, geriatric medicine, nursing, pharmacy and more are participating in Australia's inaugural Driving Change Mild Cognitive Impairment masterclasses next month.

Virtual gaming helps rehab patients get back on their feet

21 February, 2020

A global trial into the effects of digital devices in rehabilitation has found that virtual reality video games, activity monitors and handheld computer devices can help people stand and walk.

Exposing the vulnerable

20 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

How vaccine hesitancy puts the elderly at risk.

Drones, phones and responding to elderly falls

18 February, 2020 by Professor Javaan Chahl, University of South Australia

Our research has been exploring 'the art of the possible' with networked drones and smart fall detection sensors.

On a mission to improve food in aged care

14 February, 2020

The Maggie Beer Foundation was established to bring about real change to food experiences for aged-care residents, with the aim that every meal provides comfort and pleasure and is always something to look forward to.

Rural GP training in the Burdekin

13 February, 2020

Dr Michael McLaughlin was a medical student at JCU when he discovered a love of working in rural and remote communities.

Living the dream and making a difference in Cooktown

13 February, 2020

Dr Ebonney van der Meer set her sights on moving to Cooktown, with a mission in mind — to make a difference in the community.

Remote medicine on Thursday Island

12 February, 2020

For Dr Allison Hempenstall, Thursday Island is a gateway to opportunity.

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