Aged & Allied Health

Grant secured to optimise aged and dementia home care

06 December, 2019

Flinders University has secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to optimise the home environment to promote healthy ageing.

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.

The case for intergenerational care in Australia

26 November, 2019 by Jane Allman

In a society where more older Australians are feeling lonely and isolated, could interactions with young children have a permanent place in aged care?

National parks save $145bn a year in health services

19 November, 2019

A team of Griffith University researchers has estimated that national parks worldwide are worth about $8.7 trillion a year in the improved mental health of their visitors.

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.

More support needed after self-harm to reduce suicide risk

07 November, 2019

A high risk of suicide following hospital discharge for self-harm highlights the need for early follow-up care and risk-reduction strategies.

Sports medicine protocols needed for elite gamers, says study

07 November, 2019

eSports athletes are at risk of physical, psychological and metabolic disorders, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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?

Study to explore sexual issues in women with ovarian cancer

06 November, 2019

Women will be asked about their experiences of sexuality, body image, sexual function, femininity and related depression and anxiety.

Rural practice satisfies junior doctors

06 November, 2019

Junior doctors in regional and rural Australia more likely to be satisfied than metropolitan counterparts, says UNSW research.

Any physical activity reduces risk of death

29 October, 2019 by Jane Allman

A study published in The BMJ shows that physical activity — regardless of intensity — is associated with a lower risk of early death in middle-aged adults and older people.

How big alcohol is trying to fool us into thinking drinking is safer than it really is

22 October, 2019 by Peter Miller, Deakin University

Australia's guidelines on alcohol consumption are under ongoing review by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), with new draft guidelines expected to be released in November.

In Conversation... with Jenny Messell

15 October, 2019 by Jacqui Jones

We speak with Jenny Messell, the NT's 2019 Nurse of the Year and Service Manager at Indigenous residential aged-care facility Juninga Centre.

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