Aged & Allied Health

Age services meeting dementia needs

06 September, 2019 by David O’Sullivan*

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 more likely to develop dementia

02 September, 2019

Divorcees are about twice as likely as married people to develop dementia, a Michigan State University study has found.

New Aged Care Quality Standards now in effect

01 September, 2019 | Supplied by: Air Liquide Healthcare Pty Ltd

With new standards now in effect, Air Liquide Healthcare is pleased to offer a special discount on portable oxygen concentrators to help organisations meet the accreditation standards.

Aussie men lead long lives

30 August, 2019

Australian men are living longer than any other group of males in the world, research from The Australian National University shows.

Dementia care: anti-psychotics a "last resort"

28 August, 2019

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.

Packaged foods trigger "tsunami of dietary ill health"

27 August, 2019

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.

Measuring quality of life in aged care

22 August, 2019

Understanding what good quality of life means to aged-care consumers could assist economic evaluation of services, researchers say.

Upping the hospital food game

20 August, 2019 by Andrew Thomson*

Harnessing culinary skills to improve the quality of hospital food can deliver cost savings and better quality of care.

MS needs 'unmet': survey

19 August, 2019

One in four Australians with MS surveyed for a national research study report having unmet medical and allied health service needs.

Patient rights in health care

09 August, 2019

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.

Self-collection increases access to cervical screening

06 August, 2019 by Dr Lara Roeske*

A new screening method is breaking down cultural barriers to improve cervical cancer prevention.

Eat to lower skin cancer risk

05 August, 2019

Eating a healthy diet rich in vitamin A may be a way to reduce skin cancer risk, research shows.

Neuro-know-how, for every journey

01 August, 2019 | Supplied by: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

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.

TRT can increase risk of stroke, heart attack

25 July, 2019

Ageing men who take testosterone replacement therapy are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack or myocardial infarction.

Want to reduce your risk of dementia?

24 July, 2019

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.

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