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Clinical Focus

Chronic disease at tipping point, Government must act: PHAA

The Public Health Association of Australia has backed a new report from the Grattan Institute, agreeing that Australia is headed for a chronic disease nightmare unless the Federal Government acts.

Some inside tips on adjusting to a new beginning in aged care

For Coral Hartley, the move to aged care involved a relocation from Bundaberg to Brisbane. After a period of ill-health and hospitalisation, she faced the reality that living at home in Bundaberg was no longer practical – particularly given her son Stephen lives in Brisbane.

Share your work and experience, be a speaker at 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference

A dynamic program of speakers, presentations, performances, and workshops is at the heart of a successful 2023 Oceanic Palliative Care Conference (23OPCC) in Sydney this September.

Innovative, non-invasive hand-held device assisting prevention of pressure injuries

In a first for aged care providers in this country, Peninsula Villages has introduced a new technology to its aged care facilities that can assist with the early detection of pressure injuries amongst residents.

ACN urges Government to support nurses delivering COVID-19 vaccines

The Australian College of Nursing has called on the Government to support the nursing profession in delivering COVID-19 vaccines in residential aged care facilities and residential disability facilities.

Progress on Alzheimer’s blood test could improve early intervention opportunities

Researchers have taken a step closer to developing a blood test to detect Alzheimer’s disease long before symptoms appear and potentially in enough time to defend against the disease.

Link found between blood components and brain disorders – new study

A Mater Research study has identified a previously unknown genetic link between platelets and Parkinson’s Disease, with findings published in international journal Cell Genomics last week.

Identifying and dealing with burnout: the groundbreaking new book helping carers recover

According to the authors of new book 'Burnout: A Guide to Identifying Burnout and Pathways to Recovery', healthcare workers and unpaid carers are prime candidates for developing burnout. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to co-author Professor Gordon Parker about exactly what the condition is and how those experiencing it can navigate their way to a quick recovery.

Australians young and old crying out for desperately needed mental health care reform

Older Australians are at high-risk for mental distress and suicide, yet their current level of support and care remains hopelessly inadequate. While it's imperative that government be proactive with measures to address the crisis, aged care providers and workers, too, have a vital role to play in improving the culture relating to mental health issues in this country. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to SANE Australia CEO Rachel Green in search of some answers.

CSIRO researchers use machine learning to advance Alzheimer’s research

Scientists from CSIRO, in partnership with Queensland University of Technology, have used artificial intelligence to develop a world-first benchmark for measuring brain atrophy – or thinning – in neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease.

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