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Depression in dementia best treated by non-drug approaches: research

24 June, 2022

Depression is a common psychological symptom associated with dementia and is estimated to occur in between 10% and 62% of people living with dementia.

Hormones linked with sleep apnea in postmenopausal women

24 June, 2022

A new study found an association between obstructive sleep apnea risk and low estrogen and progesterone levels in women.

Mental health services underused in aged care; need for improved access: report

24 June, 2022

While residents in aged care are more likely to experience mental health problems compared to the general population, not many are using government-subsidised mental health services.

Self-perceptions may predict future health events for older people

24 June, 2022

An older person's perceptions about their health — known as health-related quality of life (HRQoL) — may predict their health in the future, new Monash research shows.

Food safety and the importance of training

21 June, 2022 by Andrew Thompson, Director Think ST Solutions

FSANZ P1053 Food Safety Management Tools proposes mandatory food safety training for food handlers working in foodservices and food retail businesses.

Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to dementia: genetic study

17 June, 2022

Dementia is a progressive condition that leads to deterioration in cognitive function. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks?

Bone loss medicines and ovarian cancer: what's the link?

17 June, 2022

Researchers compared medications taken by more than 50,000 women aged over 50, from 2004–2013, to analyse differences in those with ovarian cancer and those without.

Palliative care investment welcomed

17 June, 2022

The NSW Government will invest $743m over the next five years on top of the $300 million spent in the state each year.

Tool helps older adults assess driving performance

03 June, 2022

Researchers have developed a straightforward questionnaire that older adults can use to assess their 'attentional performance' during driving.

ADA optimistic about fixing oral health of aged care residents

27 May, 2022

The ADA is optimistic that the new Labor government will work with the industry body to fix the broken dental system for people in aged care.

Pitfalls of high-risk prescribing

20 May, 2022

For many aged 65 years and older, good health is only achievable with the help of prescription drugs.

Cluster trial to bring together over-65s and preschoolers

20 May, 2022

The trial will evaluate the potential for community intergenerational practice to reduce frailty in older adults and improve school readiness in children.

Wonsie bodysuits

16 May, 2022

Wonsie's large-sized bodysuits assist children and adults with special needs.

Two-thirds of people unaware of Home Medicines Review — survey

13 May, 2022

Falls, confusion, trouble remembering and concentrating. Also dry mouth, constipation and trouble urinating. It is easy to think these are signs of aging.

Faecal transplants to reverse ageing?

05 May, 2022

Faecal transplants may seem like an unlikely way to reverse the ageing process, but scientists have used evidence from mice research to achieve just that.

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