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Some blood pressure-lowering meds linked to less memory decline in older adults

Older adults taking blood pressure-lowering medications known to cross the blood-brain barrier had better memory recall over time compared to those taking other types of medicines to treat high blood pressure, according to newly published research (June 21) published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Rockhampton Seniors Expo connects locals with services and supports

Queensland Minister for Seniors, Disability Services and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Craig Crawford, is set to welcome seniors to Rockhampton Seniors Expo, in a series of events planned to connect seniors with local services and supports.

NSW Health has issued its latest advice

The screening advice for Residential Aged Care Providers and Home Care Providers has been updated.

Single site funding support for COVID-19 impacted areas of NSW

The Australian Government says it is closely monitoring the situation in Sydney. Given the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the city, workers at residential aged care facilities in impacted areas are asked to limit their work to a single facility to reduce the risk of transmission and protect workers and residents.

NSW budget commits to improving care but has also missed an opportunity: PSA

The Pharmaceutical Society of Australia (PSA) has welcomed the NSW Government’s budget initiatives that will improve medicine safety and outcomes for patients across NSW.

Dying and elderly abuse survivors now able to access $10k payments

Terminally ill and elderly survivors of child sex abuse will be able to access up to $10,000 under changes to the national redress scheme.

‘A slow and painful journey’: why did it take over 20 years to approve the new Alzheimer’s drug?

A new drug to treat Alzheimer’s disease was last week given accelerated approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

At last, health, aged care and quarantine workers get the right masks to protect against airborne coronavirus

Almost a year ago, in July 2020, our calls for the government to urgently upgrade the guidelines to protect health workers from airborne SARS-CoV-2 fell on deaf ears.

Tai chi’s potential relief of depression and anxiety in stroke survivors

A small feasibility study has suggested that tai chi has the potential to reduce depression, anxiety and stress plus improve sleep in people who have had a stroke.

New study looking into Mediterranean diet and dementia risk reduction

It’s been named the world’s best diet for weight loss, but now researchers at the University of South Australia (UniSA) are confident that the Mediterranean diet – combined with a little daily exercise – can also help stave off dementia, slowing the decline in brain function that is commonly associated with older age.

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