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.
Ageing men who take testosterone replacement therapy are at a slightly greater risk of experiencing an ischemic stroke, transient ischemic attack or myocardial infarction.
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.
Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians Richard Colbeck has expressed his concern and anger over the sudden closure of the Earle Haven Retirement Village.
Women who start their period later, go through menopause earlier or have a hysterectomy may have a greater risk of developing dementia.
For many elderly, the thought of entering a nursing home is akin to going to jail. But is it possible to reinvent the aged-care sector? The answer is yes.
Three new trial programs have been launched, offering face-to-face help to the elderly and their families across Australia and in selected rural areas.
A new study has found evidence that exercise produces a hormone that helps protect against Alzheimer's disease.
The practice of 2-hourly repositioning of residents in aged-care facilities to prevent bedsores is ineffective and could be an unintentional form of abuse.
For those who've inherited Alzheimer's disease genes, a simple blood test will identify if they have the disease — 16 years before symptoms show.
For the elderly, taking up drawing will do more to enhance their memory retention than writing. Even if they're not very good at it.