Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has confirmed treating symptoms of depression is most effective when a non-pharmacological approach is adopted, in people living with dementia.
The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the new Federal Government to address some of the issues which have surfaced since the rollout and expansion of telehealth services in Australia.
Students from the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and Monash Young Medtech Innovators have teamed up with Monash Health speech pathologists and their patients to develop technology to assist people living with aphasia to communicate.
Less than 3 per cent of people with mental health conditions living in the nation's aged care facilities access government-subsidised mental health services, a new analysis has found. It's not good enough. People living in residential aged care deserve equitable access to public services.
Older men living in rural areas re at a proportionately higher risk of being diagnosed with - and dying from - skin cancer. Melanoma Patients Australia is therefore urging elders and their carers to keep an eye out for the signs of melanoma before it's too late.
Financial elder abuse is one of the most common types of abuse experienced by older people. Those living with dementia are especially vulnerable, but Dementia Australia hopes its new learning modules will empower workers to act when they suspect something is aw. BIANCA ROBERTS reports.
The retention of double-dose COVID-19 vaccination mandates for workers in most settings no longer stacks up, leading Australian epidemiologists concede. But they emphasise mask wearing should be prioritised, especially in high risk settings such as aged care.
A devastating 530 incidences of sexual abuse were reported within residential aged care facilities in the last quarter of 2021. A panel discussion hosted by prominent journalist and feminist activist, Jane Caro, has examined awareness and the stamping out of the sexual abuse of elders across this country. BIANCA ROBERTS dialed in
A new American Heart Association scientific statement highlights the need for more data and research about sex differences in the use and response to mechanical clot removal for acute ischemic stroke and suggests a clear differentiation between sex and gender in future research.