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.
Leading virus expert, Burnet Institute's Professor Brendan Crabb, has called for greater support for people affected by long COVID, warning those with the condition have felt abandoned by the Federal Government.
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.
General practitioners, including those who regularly consult in aged care homes, will have access to a new expert advice services to help them manage the clinical needs of patients with dementia complicated by behaviour and psychological symptoms.
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 large international study of dementia risk involving almost 30,000 people from 18 countries covering all six continents suggests that social and economic disadvantage may explain the higher risk of the condition in women.
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