Aged & Allied Health

COVID-19 exposes inequality in New York City

05 May, 2020

In New York City, low-income and minority communities shoulder a disproportionate burden of COVID-19, with higher rates of hospitalisation and death.

Tool measures quality of life in patients with dementia

01 May, 2020

The tool developed by University of Queensland researchers assesses five key domains: physical health, mood, memory, living situation and ability to do fun activities.

Global impact of COVID-19 on mental health

28 April, 2020

Mental health experts across the world have come together to highlight the need for mental health and brain research to be central in the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 support line opens for seniors

27 April, 2020

A free dedicated support line is now available to address the mental health of senior Australians, their families and carers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ensuring food safety and nutritional requirements in emergency situations

22 April, 2020 by Anika Rouf*

Natural disasters pose a threat to food security — the ready availability of food that is safe for consumption and nutritionally adequate.

Reliving trauma

17 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

In summer 2019, Bianca fled her home on the first sight of a 'catastrophic' fire warning on her mobile phone, which — still to this day — she never leaves out of sight.

Managing violence in healthcare settings

16 April, 2020 by Amy Sarcevic

Violence against healthcare professionals is on the rise and is believed to be linked to the increasing popularity of violence-inducing drugs and the growth in patients presenting with acute mental health problems.

A Day in the Life of Captain Starlight

15 April, 2020

At work each day, Abe Mitchell transforms into Captain Starlight to bring fun and laughter to children and their families.

Are your staff allergy aware?

12 April, 2020 by Karen Kingham, Accredited Practising Dietitian, Nestlé Professional | Supplied by: Nestle Professional

To help healthcare providers deliver specific allergen-free menus, Nestlé Professional has created a series of free, easy-to-follow yet comprehensive allergen management resources.

StandingTall app set to prevent falls

01 April, 2020

Neuroscience Research Australia and The Project Factory have developed an app to support and strengthen physical balance and cognition in the ageing population.

Caring for Aboriginal Elders in the Pilbara

26 February, 2020 by Linda Baraciolli*

Originally from Victoria, this is Katrina Galley's second stint in the Pilbara. They say the red dirt gets into your veins, and calls you back.

Blood spot tests set to replace costly vials

25 February, 2020 by Belinda Willis, The Lead South Australia

Blood testing technology developed by South Australian medical researchers is poised to transform the nutrition industry.

Eradicating malaria

25 February, 2020

How Australian genomic research is providing us with new tools in the global battle against malaria.

In Conversation with Christine Morgan

24 February, 2020

H+H talks to Christine Morgan, Australia's first National Suicide Prevention Adviser to the Prime Minister and dual winner of the 2019 Australian Mental Health Prize.

A Day in the Life of an Elder Clown

24 February, 2020

Bonnie visits aged-care facilities throughout Sydney, bringing joy, laughter and friendship, especially to the socially isolated or those living with dementia.

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