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.
“Essentially, we want to bring the world to people,” enterpreneur Colin Pudsey says. His Melbourne technology company SilVR Adventures specialises in virtual reality, which not only offers adventure and entertainment, but also a non-pharmalogical means of reminiscence therapy for people living with dementia in aged care. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
More than 100 healthcare management leaders, researchers and students will come together for a special ‘think tank’ at Deakin University this week to discuss Australia’s healthcare workforce challenges and potential solutions.
Three of Australia’s foremost medical and epidemiological experts say that, despite the answer being largely unknown, vaccination for both COVID-19 and influenza is essential to stave off the potentially devastating risk to elders' wellbeing in the coming colder months. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Smart Homes for Seniors, Intelligent Home Solutions for Independent Living is a new multiple university study into what extent smart technology and artificial intelligence will augment aged care in the future. BIANCA ROBERTS spoke to researcher Dr Sarah Pink about the project.
For those with limited experience communicating with a person with dementia, even the most well-intentioned act can quickly spiral into a distressing scene for both the carer and person receiving care. And while practise makes perfect, honing your skills on real people isn’t always ideal. Thankfully, Ted is here to help.