Inactivity, smoking, obesity among contributors to dementia

A report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows the role vascular diseases (such as stroke) and risk factors (such as smoking and obesity) can play in contributing to dementia.

Have your say on new integrated carer support

Carers, peak bodies and service providers are reminded to have their say on future services to support and sustain the work of unpaid carers, by providing feedback on the draft Service Delivery Model.

Stay safe on our roads this holiday season

Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester is calling on all road users to be extra vigilant on Australian roads leading into a period where historically crashes and fatalities rise.

Healthy foods cost more myth has a negative impact on choices

The idea that healthy foods are universally more expensive drives consumer choices to a degree that it shouldn’t.

Aged care clinical chair partnership announced

Catholic Healthcare and Charles Sturt University have announce a Memorandum of Understanding and planned research partnership in Aged Care Practice Innovation for quality research in residential aged care.

Iron deficiency more common than you think

Iron deficiency is very common, as discussed by Drs Jonathan Baird-Gunning and Jonathan Bromley of Canberra Hospital in the latest edition of Australian Prescriber.

New funding arrangements for residential aged care

The Federal Government has today outlined a revised package of aged-care funding measures.

Give older Australians a gift of good nutrition this Christmas

Australia’s peak body for dietitians is urging Australians to enjoy a meal with older relatives, friends and neighbours this festive season to promote social connectedness and help fend off malnutrition – a sad side-effect of loneliness among older Australians.

$4.5 million in welfare debts raised each day

A new online system is helping to raise $4.5 million in debt owed to the Commonwealth every day, a huge leap from the $295,000 per day in the past.

First Female Veterans and Families Forum

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan praised the contribution of female Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel and veterans and called on all Australians to recognise their service and sacrifice.

Competition and user choice into human services report releaed

ACOSS responds to the release of the Productivity Commission’s Study Report on competition policy and human services.