Highs and lows of dietary iron

Haemochromatosis Australia and the Dietitians Association of Australia are urging Australians to have their iron levels checked before starting supplementation.

Resilient Australia Awards - 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 Resilient Australia Awards.

Review of Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes

The Australian Government is commissioning a review of the Commonwealth’s aged care quality processes to determine why they missed the failures in the SA Oakden Older Persons Mental Health Service.

A silent killer – high blood pressure

What you don’t know can hurt you. Heart disease and strokes are the biggest killers of Australians, and the biggest risk factor for both of them is high blood pressure.

Low “Memory Protein” linked to cognitive decline in AD

Researchers found that low levels of the protein NPTX2 in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may lead to the learning and memory loss that are hallmarks of the disease.

The balance in healthy ageing

To grow old well requires minimising accidents, such as falling, as well as ailments.

Mobile health rolls out in Brisbane

A new mobile health initiative is now delivering care to the city’s most vulnerable residents, with Lord Mayor Graham Quirk announcing the service had commenced across Brisbane.

Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards announced

Twenty winners were recognised for their efforts in changing the way the region’s older adults live, at the 5th Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Awards 2017, that took place in Singapore on 26 April 2017.

Animation targets Baby Boomer alcohol use

Researchers at Turning Point and Monash University have developed an engaging alcohol-related health animation for people aged 55 and older.

Funding extended for prostate cancer nurses

The Australian Government is providing almost $6 million to continue support for prostate cancer specialist nurses in 15 locations across Australia, with a focus on regional areas.

St Catherine’s welcomes new residents in Bathurst

Over the past few weeks, 99 residents from two of Catholic Healthcare’s long standing Bathurst residential aged care services have moved into their new home on Gormans Hill Road.