Provider stimulates research in ageing; mature age employment increasing; survey to inform dementia-friendly communities; new study into telehealth; seniors ignoring pneumonia risk, research shows.
Professor Keith Hill argues for a national commitment to reduce the unacceptably high rate of falls related deaths and hospitalisations.
A smartphone app that uses facial recognition to automatically detect pain in non-communicative people with dementia could revolutionise care and dramatically improve quality of life.
Professor Gill Lewin from Curtin University has been awarded the 2013 Council on the Ageing (COTA) Western Australia Champion for Seniors Award for her research into the benefits of a restorative approach in home care.
ACP uptake remains low; emergency department use near end of life; nutritional benefits of Meals on Wheels investigated; world’s largest primary prevention aspirin study.
Investment is needed to improve the number of GPs offering online consultations according to Curtin University researchers, who found uptake is far from routine in Australia despite the potential for benefits.
Curtin University researchers have found that current methods for predicting the onset of Alzheimers disease are too simplistic and a broad approach is needed.
Curtin University researchers are looking for volunteers with low back pain to take part in a study which aims to understand the reasons beyond persistent pack pain.
Company directors want to get rid of the ‘not-for-profit’ term that’s used to describe mission-based organisations, because it carries too much baggage, a new report says.
A research project in Western Australia needs volunteers who have Parkinson’s disease, to try to make them feel happier. Meanwhile, other WA researchers are busy creating new drugs that could also improve the lives of people with the condition.
Taking psychoactive drugs, such as benzodiazepines and anti-depressants, could make an older person five times more likely to be involved in a car accident, a new study has found.
WA’s largest community care provider receives its third academic appointment.