Aged & Allied Health

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.


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.


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