Aged & Allied Health

Playing it safe in the vegetable garden

25 September, 2018 by Andrew Thomson*

Planning a vege patch for your healthcare facility? A few simple steps will ensure food safety.

Stroke doubles dementia risk

06 September, 2018

Having a stroke not only increases the risk of dementia by over 50% but also increases the risk for those with a history of stroke by 70%.

It's ok to enjoy salt with your meal

14 August, 2018

New research has found that unless you're consuming more than 5 grams of salt a day — or 2.5 teaspoons — health risks are minimal.

Better education required to bust dementia myths

09 August, 2018 | Supplied by: Flinders University

According to new research from Flinders University, the general public still tends to believe dementia is a normal and non-preventable part of ageing.

Domestic violence rife in gay couples

07 August, 2018

Nearly half the men in a US study about male intimate partner violence reported being victims of abuse.

Older hospital patients — having their cake and eating it too!

07 August, 2018

The team at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital have shown that it is possible to increase the nutritional intake of older people by 20%.

DK City Zinger wheelchair

06 August, 2018 | Supplied by: DK City Corporation

At only 18 kg, the Zinger wheelchair is claimed to be the lightest weighted electric folding chair in the world.

An orange a day keeps eye disease away

20 July, 2018

New research finds that eating oranges daily reduces the risk of developing macular degeneration by 60% in people aged over 50.

CQ's ambitious plan to save 10,000 lives

17 July, 2018 by Caron WIlliams

With nearly 17% of the local population smoking, health-related issues were forecast to swamp local services. Something had to be done.

Sleep disorder link to dementia

06 July, 2018

Obstructive sleep apnoea may be contributing to dementia, and screening older patients could reduce this risk.

Country people deny mental illness

04 July, 2018

Researchers have found that up to one-third of country-based mental health sufferers are in denial about having a problem.

New dementia network to fast-track cure

03 July, 2018

With 1700 Australians being diagnosed with dementia weekly, a new initiative has been launched to turbocharge the search for a cure.

Herpes link to Alzheimer's

02 July, 2018

Human herpesviruses are more abundant in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, according to a new study.

Dementia risk for over 50s with high blood pressure

20 June, 2018

Fifty-year-olds with higher than normal blood pressure are at increased risk of developing dementia later in life.

Is it Alzheimer's? Not necessarily

19 June, 2018

There are multiple treatable conditions that mimic the symptoms of Alzheimer's.

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