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Pharmacist named Young Tall Poppy of Science for helping to keep older people safe

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 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.

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.

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.

SA study identifies ways to reduce hospitalisations for older Australians

One in five South Australians will experience an unplanned hospitalisation or emergency department presentation within 90 days of undertaking an aged care assessment, according to new research by the University of South Australia and the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

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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