Aged & Allied Health > Nutrition & dietetics

Are you putting protein into practice?

09 July, 2017

Today we're living longer and healthier lives than ever before, but research shows that undernutrition is common among older people with 44% of elderly Australians at risk.


Want your cake and eat it too? You might want to check the portion size

05 July, 2017

Portion sizes for Australia's most commonly consumed junk foods have increased significantly over the past 20 years.


Perfectly pure mash makes perfect sense

01 July, 2017

Made with 100% real sustainably grown potatoes, sourced fresh from the field, nothing but pure potato goes into MAGGI Natural Mashed Potato.


Pureed food manufacturer recognised for innovation

25 May, 2017

Textured Concept Foods (TCF), a manufacturer of pureed foods for those with swallowing difficulties, has been recognised in a new book celebrating Australia's top 50 innovators in food manufacturing.


SPC ProVital expands portfolio to help those with dietary deficiencies

23 April, 2017

Australian food manufacturer SPC Ardmona, manufacturer of SPC ProVital, is committed to providing delicious, nutritious and expertly formulated products designed to address specific health requirements and support Australia's ageing population.


The National Aged Care Quality Indicator Program — helping combat unplanned weight loss

11 April, 2017 by Valentina Giannelli*

It is well recognised that residents of aged-care facilities are at high risk of weight loss, with the prevalence of malnutrition in the residential aged-care setting ranging from 40–70%.


GEDI Nurses - front line geriatric care

19 September, 2016 by AHHB

Dr Elizabeth Marsden, Consultant Physician, Nambour Emergency Department (ED), saw a need for a new model to better support older people and residential aged care residents presenting to ED and the health professionals managing their care.


Where will you live? Would you like a choice?

07 December, 2015 by Corin Kelly

Where you live should be decided by the person who knows you best ...... you.


The Aged Care Workforce in Australia Position Paper Released

02 April, 2015 by Petrina Smith

Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA)'s latest position paper The Aged Care Workforce in Australia  says future challenges lie not in finding more workers but in developing new staffing models.


AHHA Publishes Findings on Co-Payment Research

18 November, 2014 by Petrina Smith

The Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association's (AHHA) academic journal will publish findings of research on the Federal Government’s recent Budget proposal to introduce a $7 co?payment for doctor visits, pathology tests and diagnostic imaging will effect disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians.


Study Shows Low Dose Aspirin Lowers Occurrence on New Clots

27 August, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Low dose aspirin lowers the occurrence of new venous blood clots - and represents a reasonable treatment option for patients who are not candidates for long-term anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, according to a new study published in today's issue of Circulation.


Light at the end of the tunnel for persistent pain sufferers

09 August, 2014 by ahhb

For the 3.5 million Australians who live with persistent pain, new research into using light to turn pain on and off could literally be the light at the end of the tunnel, writes Karyn Markwell from the Australian Pain Management Association (APMA).


Griffith University Research Leadership Excellence Award Announced

30 May, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Building clinical nursing research capacity has been the focus for Professor Wendy Chaboyer, recipient of the Griffith University Vice Chancellor’s Research Leadership Excellence Award.


Indigenous Elders Speak Out on Self Harm and Suicide

22 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

Thirty-one Elders and community representatives from 17 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around Australia have contributed to a report into self-harm and suicide in which they offer ways in which to address the tragedy.


Dance for Parkinson's Program Research

09 April, 2014 by Petrina Smith

[caption id="attachment_7451" align="alignright" width="442"] Dance for Parkinson's pilot program. Photographer Christian Tiger[/caption]


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