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New study shows quick, easy scan can reveal late-life dementia risk

Late-life dementia is becoming increasingly common in people after 80 years of age. A new long-term study has shown a simple and common scan can reveal if people are at increased risk of developing the condition late in life.

How going on holiday could be a quality treatment option for dementia: new study

A new cross-disciplinary paper from Edith Cowan University proposes we change the way we view tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational experience but as an industry that can provide real health benefits.

Even if it’s life or death, workers tune out to health and safety info

An Edith Cowan University study has confirmed what many workers have long lamented: health and safety information, while vital, often fails to engage employees.

Today’s aged care falls well short of how we’d like to be treated – but there is another way

The staff in aged care are currently set up to fail. But the real failure of the system is the lack of funding that prevents making the changes already shown to work better.

Research says improved recording methods needed to reduce nurse injury rates when caring for obese patients

Better recording protocols may help minimise nurse injury rates and enhance quality of care whilst treating obese patients, according to new research out of Edith Cowan University in Perth.

Simple sign language helping elderly Australians connect

A new project to teach simple hand signs in aged care and retirement villages has the potential to enhance communication, reduce social isolation and improve quality of life.

Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health

New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34 percent lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels).

Older people reluctant to seek help for mental health concerns

A new Edith Cowan University (ECU) study has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians living with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

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