Aged & Allied Health

Amazing outcomes thanks to early intervention

13 June, 2018 | Supplied by: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Physiotherapist Nicki Stuart delights in Anika Facer's zest for life and said she is a great example of the benefits of early intervention and neuroplasticity.

Food allergy risk: lupin must now be identified in meals

01 June, 2018 by Andrew Thomson*

Hospital and aged-care food services must ensure they declare any use of the legume lupin, which has similar risk factors to peanuts.

NEXT GENeration of aged-care professionals

28 May, 2018 by Sean Rooney*

LASA has launched the NEXT GEN initiative to attract more young leaders and professionals into the age services industry.

World experts discuss assistive tech innovations for complex neuro conditions

23 May, 2018 | Supplied by: Cerebral Palsy Alliance

Assistive technologies can have a huge impact on improving the life of a person with a disability.

Preventing food allergy tragedies

22 May, 2018 by Andrew Thomson*

To avoid exposing healthcare and aged-care patients with food allergies to risk, a robust risk management strategy should be integrated into your organisation's food safety program.

Antipsychotics successfully reduced in nursing homes

17 May, 2018

A new intervention successfully tested nationally by Australian researchers has found a way to reduce overprescription of antipsychotics in nursing homes.

Fish and beans may delay menopause

11 May, 2018

A diet rich in fish and legumes may help to delay natural menopause, but high dietary intake of refined carbs may help to hasten it.

Top 10 myths regarding nutrition for seniors

01 May, 2018

Dietitian and author Ngaire Hobbins shuts down some old wives' tales surrounding the elderly and nutrition.

2018 must be a year of action in aged care

30 April, 2018 by Sean Rooney*

LASA is working in close partnership with the government on the reform agenda for aged care. The spotlight is now firmly on how the government responds.

Do you have a stutter? 3000+ volunteers wanted

25 April, 2018

A new study seeks to identify the genes associated with stuttering, as a key to early identification, new therapies and ultimately preventing the disorder.

Food for thought

24 April, 2018 by Hannah Niven*

Supportive relationships, together with a carefully planned nutritional program, are important ingredients in a treatment plan that will help patients with anorexia nervosa recover, safely.

No more Oakden-style 'disasters'

19 April, 2018

In response to the Carnell-Paterson review into failures at South Australia's Oakden aged-care service, new federal reforms have been announced.

Supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health

17 April, 2018 by Margaret Banks*

The second edition of the NSQHS Standards now contains specific actions addressing the health needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Ibuprofen may prevent Alzheimer's disease

28 March, 2018

A Canadian neuroscientist has found that for people with an early Alzheimer's diagnosis, ibuprofen may stop the disease.

Essential oils linked to abnormal breast growth in boys

23 March, 2018

Lavender and tea tree oil have endocrine-disrupting chemicals, some of which may also be found in other popular essential oils.

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