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New report says older Australians need more financial support during pandemic

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.

New study shows link between Vitamin D deficiency and dementia

A world-first study from the University of South Australia could stop dementia in its tracks as new genetic research shows a direct link between this degenerative disease and a lack of vitamin D.

New research suggests in-house pharmacists essential for aged care

New research from the University of South Australia shows that regular visits from pharmacists to aged-care residents can reduce problems due to medicines and improve health outcomes.

Govt pledges $3.7m to boost UniSA’s aged care training in Port Lincoln

The Federal Government has announced it will provide $3.7 million to UniSA to create a training site in Port Lincoln encouraging nursing and allied health students to pursue a career in aged care.

Helpful new assessment tool for gauging suitability of different pets in aged care homes

Australian academics, veterinarians, health and consumer representatives have joined forces to launch a new tool to assess whether individual pets can safely be accommodated in aged care homes.

New research suggests sunshine vitamin important for cardio health

Free from the sun, vitamin D delivers a natural source for one of the hormones essential to our bodies, especially the bones. But when you’re down on this essential nutrient, it’s not only your bones that could suffer, but also your cardio health, according to new research from the University of South Australia.

Aged care, education and health sectors join forces for new Adelaide development

A new facility to be constructed in South Australia as part of an innovative health and education hub, is set to be Australia’s first residential care home purposely built to limit the spread of infectious viruses such as COVID-19.

New study highlights how risk of infections can be minimised in public washrooms

Thorough hand washing and sanitising are now second nature thanks to COVID-19, but a new study has also highlighted the dangers of open toilet lids, uncovered rubbish bins and defective plumbing drains in spreading infections in public washrooms.

New study focused on finding suitable diet plans to empower shift workers to better regulate their health

A world-first study conducted by the University of South Australia and Monash University is investigating strategies to help shift workers better manage their eating habits when they work at night.

Citizen science and the great outdoors putting healthy ageing on the map

A spot of sunshine, a love of nature, and a desire to make a difference – it’s a simple combination, but together, these three elements could be key to improving physical activity, health, and wellbeing of older South Australians.

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