Aged & Allied Health > Geriatric medicine

Gardening resources to help seniors improve quality of life

07 July, 2020 by Jane Allman

Insteading has created a bumper trove of gardening resources, including those designed specifically for seniors.

Study identifies dementia medication management barriers

29 June, 2020

A study conducted by the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety has identified barriers to effective medication management in people with dementia.

Renowned rehab program for PD arrives in Sydney

03 June, 2020

The PD Warrior program has arrived in Sydney's north-west, with the potential to improve the symptoms of patients living with Parkinson's disease.

Resources support end-of-life family carers

29 May, 2020

CarerHelp has launched an educational campaign to help Australians who provide end-of-life care for a terminally ill parent, partner or friend.

Call for palliative care overhaul

26 May, 2020 by Jane Allman

Palliative Care Australia has released a report calling for an overhaul of the palliative care system in Australia and an additional annual investment of $365 million.

Tool measures quality of life in patients with dementia

01 May, 2020

The tool developed by University of Queensland researchers assesses five key domains: physical health, mood, memory, living situation and ability to do fun activities.

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.

Exposing the vulnerable

20 February, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

How vaccine hesitancy puts the elderly at risk.

A watching brief — the use of surveillance devices in residential aged care facilities

06 February, 2020 by Alexandra Adams, Senior Associate, Maddocks

Requests for the installation and use of surveillance devices in residential aged care facilities are becoming more common, due in no small part to the evidence heard at the Royal Commission.

Lewy body dementia: five tips for carers

17 January, 2020

Caring for someone with Lewy body dementia is a demanding and difficult task, with caregivers taking on responsibilities such as provision of emotional support, logistics arrangement and key decision-making.

Meet PAT, an online tool to support senior independence

16 January, 2020

The Positive Ageing Tool — also known as PAT — is an online resource for older Australians to assess their physical resilience and take steps to stay independent for longer.

Building a sustainable aged-care sector

28 November, 2019 by Dr Kaushik Sridhar, Sustainability Leader

With the over 65s predicted to represent one-quarter of the Australian population by 2051, aged-care organisations need to build more facilities to ensure adequate and appropriate residential care.

Recommendations for antimicrobial prescribing in aged care

27 November, 2019

Results from the Aged Care National Antimicrobial Prescribing Survey suggest there is room for improvement when it comes to antimicrobial prescribing in aged-care settings.

Quality not quantity in medicating aged-care residents

13 November, 2019 by Amy Sarcevic

Greater levels of pharmacist intervention are required when administering drugs to an "overly-medicated" elderly population, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety interim report revealed last week.

Two copies of Christchurch may protect against Alzheimer's

08 November, 2019

New treatments were investigated after a woman at high risk for early-onset Alzheimer's disease remained dementia-free for years beyond what was anticipated.

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