Aged & Allied Health > Geriatric medicine

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.

Embracing telehealth: understanding the barriers to adoption in Australia

06 November, 2019 by Shehaan Fernando, Regional Director for Connected Care Informatics at Philips

Is telehealth a potential silver bullet to help precious medical resources go further?

New GP guidelines could reduce Aus dementia rates

01 October, 2019 by Lauren Davis

New guidelines have been issued for Australian GPs that will hopefully help reduce dementia rates nationally.

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.

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.

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