Aged & Allied Health > Geriatric medicine

Low levels of folate may increase dementia risk: research

16 March, 2022

Low levels of folate (vitamin B9) in the blood may be linked to a heightened risk of dementia and death from any cause in older people, reveals new research.

New Alzheimer's drug — science, not desperation should guide approval: experts

21 February, 2022

Alzheimer's medication aducanumab is under review by the Therapeutic Goods Administration.

Alzheimer's: disease cost set to rise by 70% to $26.6bn

11 February, 2022

The cost of Alzheimer’s disease is projected to rise by more than 70% to around $26.6 billion over the next 20 years.

Polypharmacy management

21 January, 2022 by Mansi Gandhi

Polypharmacy affects about one million older people, aged over 70 years, in Australia and as the population ages and the number of people living with multiple health conditions rises, the rates are set to increase.

Cholesterol medication may slow knee joint damage: study

18 January, 2022

A recent trial by Macquarie University has found that cholesterol-lowering medication may slow knee joint damage.

Common sleep disorder combo could be deadly: study

13 December, 2021

People who suffer from both insomnia and obstructive sleep apnoea are more likely to suffer from heart problems and are almost 50% more likely to die than those without either condition, according to researchers from Flinders University.

Excellence in Age Services Awards: LASA announces winners

10 August, 2021

The EIAS Awards recognise winners in the following categories: Rising Star, Individual, Next Gen Young Leader, Organisation and Team.

Partnership launches program to accelerate aged-care employment outcomes

01 July, 2021

For Purpose Investment Partners, Catalyst Education and Generation Australia have partnered to accelerate employment outcomes in the aged-care sector.

The challenge facing procurement in the aged-care sector

18 June, 2021

The challenge for procurement in the aged-care sector is to help redesign the operating cost model to ensure high standards of aged care remain affordable indefinitely.

Where do Australians want to live as they age?

26 May, 2021

According to a survey by The CareSide, a significant majority would prefer to live at home and receive home care as they age.

Expert opinion: prioritise standard assessment for diagnosing dementia

25 May, 2021

Dementia and cognitive assessment experts say that a standard set of neuropsychological tests is needed for patients presenting to memory clinics.

To transform aged care, workers need better wages and conditions

17 May, 2021

Without improvements for the aged-care workforce, Australia could miss the opportunity to build the workforce needed to meet future demand.

2021 Federal Budget: expectations in the Royal Commission aftermath

10 May, 2021 by Greg O’Loan*

It is expected that the federal government will announce investment of $10 million over four years to the aged-care sector. Will this be enough?

Our obligations from the Royal Commission report

28 April, 2021 by Sean Rooney, CEO of Leading Age Services Australia

How we support and care for older people is defined by a new vision of ageing and aged care.

Australia: a nation ready for end-of-life choices

16 April, 2021 by Jane Allman

Australia is at a tipping point when it comes to end-of-life choices and euthanasia laws.

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