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.
UniSA researcher Dr Renly Lim has won a Young Tall Poppy award in this year’s prestigious prize for young scientists. A NHMRC early career fellow at UniSA’s Quality Use of Medicines and Pharmacy Research Centre, Lim is addressing some of the harms caused by medicines by working with residents in aged care, their carers and health professionals.
New research shows that fatty foods may not only be adding to your waistline but also playing havoc with your brain. The research adds to the growing body of evidence linking chronic obesity and diabetes with Alzheimer’s disease, predicted to reach 100 million cases by 2050.
Financial experts are encouraging pre-retirees to sharpen their financial skills as a new report from the University of South Australia shows that 31 per cent of older Australians (aged 55+ years) feel insecure about their financial futures, particularly amid the current pandemic.