A workshop of providers, experts and consumers is underway to develop a paper for government on the issue of housing for older people.
“We can map that.” Understanding the future demand for different kinds of health and aged services in your area and identifying the gaps will soon become a matter of consulting the map. Coming up at HISA 2013.
How many books a person reads and how open they are to new experiences may tell us more than just about their personality and lifestyle. New research suggests these factors can help reverse mild cognitive problems in older age.
An Australian palliative care doctor has won a prestigious international award for her research in the area of delirium and palliation.
Researchers are recruiting for people with younger onset dementia, their family members and carers for a study looking at the prevalence of the condition and services required to assist.
Pay no attention to anyone who tells you that seven is the ‘magic number’ of items of information we can keep in our brains, says Professor Gordon Parker. The best scientific evidence suggests it is four, not more.
A simple computer word-training program could help people with semantic dementia to regain lost word memory, a new study has found.
Two new reports, both released today, are further compounding the argument that dementia-related research needs more government dollars.
Generous donations from a prominent aged care provider have helped establish a world class multi-disciplinary, collaborative research centre on dementia and the ageing brain.
The Commonwealth has just distributed more than $10 million to help the aged care sector conquer its workforce challenges. HammondCare will now roll out three of 26 government-funded workforce projects.
Researchers in Sydney have taken another step forward in the pursuit of a definitive test for the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and similar forms of dementia.
The results of a new Australian trial shows that the direct application of a weak, non-invasive electrical current to the brain could not only treat a person’s depression but also improve their cognition.