Aged & Allied Health

Appendix removal reduces Parkinson's risk up to 25%

14 November, 2018

Scientists have found that having your appendix removed early in life significantly reduces the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.

Gluten-free food contains gluten

13 November, 2018

A new study found that almost 3% of commonly purchased food items that were labelled 'gluten-free' contained gluten.

Redressing quality and safety in aged care

13 November, 2018 by Ramon Z Shaban*, Julie E Potter^

Mandating patient-to-staff ratios is only one step required to improve quality and safety in aged care. Addressing the issues in our existing model is the next.

Eye scan detects early Alzheimer's

02 November, 2018

Two studies have shown that the small blood vessels in the retina at the back of the eye are altered in patients with Alzheimer's.

Is it safe to exercise with scleroderma?

30 October, 2018 by Stephanie Frade*

Due to the autoimmune disease's unpredictability and seriousness, scleroderma patients are often uncertain if they can exercise. But there is hope.

Does herpes cause Alzheimer's?

20 October, 2018

There's new evidence that the herpes virus can cause Alzheimer's, and that antiviral drugs can drastically reduce the risk of senile dementia.

1 in 2 women will develop dementia/parkinsonism/stroke

05 October, 2018

A Dutch study estimates that without prevention strategies, 1 in 2 women and 1 in 3 men will be diagnosed with dementia/parkinsonism/stroke.

Bulla Nut Free Ice Cream

01 October, 2018 | Supplied by: Bulla Dairy Foods

Bulla has extended its 2 L Nut Free Ice Cream into its 100 mL Ice Cream Cup foodservice range for use across hospitals and aged-care facilities.

Antipsychotics overprescribed in aged care

27 September, 2018

Research shows that more than 80% of aged-care residents with dementia receive psychotropics, even though only 20% might benefit from them.

Maintaining healthy communication

25 September, 2018 by Niki Mohtat*

A group of dietitians at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney investigate the effects of eMR2 on inter-professional communications.

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.

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%.

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