A new program to be launched next month is the first in-person, community-focussed course to provide practical and effective education to improve knowledge and confidence for those caring for someone in their last days, weeks, or months of life.
Researchers at UniSA are calling for the Federal Government to mandate financial support for pets in aged care to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of thousands of residents. The call follows a project that's been exploring a practical model of hosting companion animals in aged care, including foster animals and personal pets.
The Albanese Government’s 10-Year Dementia Action Plan is aiming for greater public awareness of dementia, and excellent post-diagnostic support for those living with the condition, as well as their carers. However, many in the sector are concerned that it fails to address a range of royal commission rcommendations, particularly in regards to human rights of people living with dementia. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to several leading advocacy body heads.
Sleeping an inconsistent number of hours each night and falling asleep at different times may increase the risk of developing atherosclerosis among adults older than 45 compared to people with more consistent sleep habits, according to new research.
A new study has provided fresh insights into the complex relationship between testosterone and biological ageing in men, suggesting that higher testosterone levels may not be the answer for men wanting to slow the ageing process.
Dementia affects a far higher proportion of CALD elders than those born in Australia, yet mainstream providers and workers continue to make little allowance for the unique needs of these elders. NARI's Professor Bianca Brijnath, offers a number of practical tips and strategies for the road ahead, spearheaded by clear lines of communication and a willingness to listen and learn from diverse communities. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Volunteering not only fulfills a sense of purpose for older adults by helping others, it also can alleviate loneliness, especially when volunteering more than 100 hours per year, according to a new University of Michigan study.