Six things you can do to reduce your risk of dementia
An ageing population is leading to a growing number of people living with dementia. Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of symptoms including memory impairment, confusion, and loss of ability to carry out everyday activities.
Textured insoles trialled for balance and falls prevention
QUT researchers are investigating whether textured foam insoles they have designed are effective in improving balance, walking, and reducing falls among older Australians, including those with Parkinson’s disease.
Drug loss when pills are crushed - study
Nearly a quarter of a drug can be lost when pills are crushed to allow for easier swallowing according to a new study conducted by a team of pharmacy researchers.
Advance Care Planning Week
Australia’s inaugural Advance Care Planning Week begins today, encouraging people of all ages to prepare their personal end of life care plans, to give certainty to themselves and their families.
Tokyo Declaration on Patient Safety
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 3 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented.
Funding for Men’s Sheds
The Australian Government is providing funding to 90 Men’s Sheds across the country to support the mental health and overall wellbeing of Australian men.
Social isolation puts elderly at health risk
One in five elderly adults is socially isolated from family or friends, increasing their risks for poor mental and physical health, as well as higher rates of mortality.
Is Alzheimer's caused by disruptions to the brain's energy supply?
It is well known that Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, involves the accumulation of sticky proteins (plaques and tangles) in the brain. But we still don’t know what the root cause of the disease is.
Hackathon to decode solutions to help the aged care crisis
The University of Newcastle will invite innovators, problem solvers, tech heads and designers to create technical solutions to help alleviate the world’s ageing population crisis at the New Futures Hackathon for Aged Care.
Project to curb medication errors and adverse drug reactions
The University of South Australia will play a key role in a new $200 million cooperative research centre to improve the health of Australians using digital technology.
Abuse tactics fraudsters use to break hearts and wallets of those looking online for love
The techniques used by fraudsters in online romance scams are similar to those found in domestic violence cases, according to our research published in the British Journal of Criminology last month.
Physical exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes
Researchers have found that higher levels of Leisure-time Physical Activity (LTPA), such as walking, jogging or running, are linked to a lower risk of diabetes in high-risk individuals.
Fasting diets reduce risk factor for cardiovascular disease
Intermittent energy restriction diets such as the 5:2 diet clears fat from the blood quicker after eating meals compared with daily calorie restriction diets.
Barriers to GPs visiting residential aged care facilities
Doctors enjoy providing care for aged-care facility patients but frustrated by system deficiencies.
Gum disease having devastating impact on general health
A new report has revealed that the number of people affected by tooth decay and gum disease is having a widespread and devastating impact not only on patients mouths but also on their general health and wellbeing, particularly in the older population.
Better post-hospital care needed for nursing home residents
A REAP intervention for nursing home residents following hospital discharge has resulted in almost two thirds fewer hospital readmissions.
Cognitive ageing and decline
The CEPAR, in collaboration with NeuRA has released new findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia.
Exercise eases depression and anxiety in prostate cancer patients
Targeted exercise programs for older men with prostate cancer are emerging as a crucial therapy to ease long-standing depression, anxiety and psychological distress.
Learning about dying
Dying2Learn is proving a popular new resource to help lift the shroud of concern and social stigma about the inevitable subject of death and dying.
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