Using activity-monitoring devices and mobile applications helps improve the physical activity and health outcomes of patients undertaking cardiac rehabilitation programs, according to new research from Flinders University’s College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
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.
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.
Drugs designed to treat depression are increasingly being used to alleviate chronic pain conditions, but new Australian research has revealed the most commonly prescribed antidepressant offers little or no pain relief.
The Advance Project toolkit aims to boost the number of aged care residents with dementia benefitting from palliative care and end-of-life support, and has already been accessed by a huge range of care workers, allied health staff, nurses and GPs.
Repeated concussions are linked to worse brain function in later life, according to new research. The findings show people who reported experiencing three or more lifetime concussions had worse cognitive function at baseline than those with no concussion history.