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.
How vaccine hesitancy puts the elderly at risk.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is telehealth a potential silver bullet to help precious medical resources go further?
New guidelines have been issued for Australian GPs that will hopefully help reduce dementia rates nationally.
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.