Hospitalisations for palliative care are growing faster than all hospitalisations, according to a report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
European researchers have developed a smart exoskeleton that recognises loss of balance and prevents falling in elderly patients.
A powerful how-to guide bringing the transformative power of music into the lives of people living with dementia.
Scientists are exploring the potential of human cord plasma to slow brain degeneration.
It is well recognised that residents of aged-care facilities are at high risk of weight loss, with the prevalence of malnutrition in the residential aged-care setting ranging from 40–70%.
The WHO campaign for World Health Day is focusing on the prevention and treatment of depression.
Federal money is on finding a community-based solution to ice and other drugs of addiction.
To lock or not? How much of our concern for safety is for the resident, how much is for the family members and caregivers, and how much of it is for the staff and owners of nursing homes?
Popular brain training programs have been put to the test by researchers. The results show that some programs, but not all, can help slow cognitive decline that may lead to dementia.
Western Australia's state Labor leader Mark McGowan was quoted as saying "we have the worst rate of methamphetamine usage in the country". It's true.
Alzheimer's is a long game — it doesn't happen overnight. The good news is, early intervention can delay onset.
$8 million Lighthouse Hospital Project improves acute coronary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders14 February, 2017
The Minister for Indigenous Health, the Hon Ken Wyatt AM, MP recently announced $8 million to expand a project that is transforming hospital care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with acute coronary syndrome.
Australians with schizophrenia die 25 years earlier than others due to poor heart health.
When a person is diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND), it's a race against time.
Intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates for life-threatening infections in Indigenous children are several times higher than those of non-Indigenous children, and twice as many Indigenous children per population succumb to these severe infections despite life support.