For Dr Allison Hempenstall, Thursday Island is a gateway to opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
To help your patients determine what is most important to them, Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) has created an eGuide on how to find the right early intervention therapy provider.
Flinders University has secured an Australian Research Council (ARC) grant to optimise the home environment to promote healthy ageing.
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.
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.
In a society where more older Australians are feeling lonely and isolated, could interactions with young children have a permanent place in aged care?
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.
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.
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.
A high risk of suicide following hospital discharge for self-harm highlights the need for early follow-up care and risk-reduction strategies.
eSports athletes are at risk of physical, psychological and metabolic disorders, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.
Is telehealth a potential silver bullet to help precious medical resources go further?