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Research & Practice

Older adults can reduce loneliness through volunteering hours: new research

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.

Health professional backs calls for more stroke support after system failure

A Northern Rivers psychologist who had to fight three weeks for a diagnosis and advocate for his own recovery is calling for more support for survivors of stroke.

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.

Turner Institute Advisory Council’s innovative approach drawing interest

The new Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health Advisory Council, chaired by former federal Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, has met for the first time.

Fishbowl encore an opportunity to showcase and champion improved dementia care quality

Returning to the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2023 from March 7-19, The Fishbowl is a fabulous one-hour experimental theatre performance inspired by actor, aged care worker and writer Matthew Barker's personal diary entries from 2016 while working in a memory support unit. New audio has been added for the 2023 iteration of the play, comprising interview material from experts, other aged care workers and family members of those with lived experience of dementia. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

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.

UnitingCare’s latest elder abuse report highlights prevalence across Qld

UnitingCare’s latest report into elder abuse highlights the prevalence of this distressing issue across Queensland. The report reveals that victims often experience psychological distress, deterioration in their health, and financial consequences from the abuse.

Call-out for volunteers to help researchers unravel sleep problems

Flinders University sleep researcher Dr Alex Sweetman is calling on volunteers suffering from both insomnia and sleep apnoea, to help solve the complex problems resulting from the twin disorders.

COVID case numbers keep falling as treatments advance

The number of COVID-19 cases across the nation continues to drop, with daily deaths falling to their lowest in more than a year. Data from aged-care facilities also showed positive signs, with outbreaks dropping across every state and jurisdiction.

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