A multimedia resource launched this week aims to help residential aged care staff better understand and support residents with dementia and their loved ones.
Cottage respite for people with dementia should be prioritised in future aged care planning and funding, according to the author of a study.
Australian digital health company PainChek has been granted patents for its smart phone pain assessment app in Japan and the USA.
The quality and safety commission is rolling out an evidence-based training and support program to reduce the inappropriate use of sedatives in aged care homes in remote and very remote areas.
Aged care service and education provider Churches of Christ in Queensland has partnered with a fellow not-for-profit provider to take a dementia-training tool to Western Australia.
Participants in an international trial investigating a drug to slow down cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer’s disease have started to show significant improvements, the principal investigator tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
Two new research papers presented to the Royal Commission contain learnings from overseas about improving home care and supporting carers.
South Australian aged care provider Helping Hand Aged Care has partnered with the National Ageing Research Institute to help drive improvements in aged care services.
Simplicity is important when communicating with a person with dementia, the head of Dementia Australia tells Community Care Review.
A funded complete-cycle-of-care approach would help address the overuse on antipsychotics in aged care, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Tips on picking up signs of elder abuse are included in new guide dementia guide for primary care workers.
Speech-analysing technology available via a smart phone app could one day replace or enhance traditional tests used to screen for early signs of dementia.
Aged care stakeholders welcome the Federal Government’s response to the royal commission’s interim report but say there is still more work to do.
The Federal Government has announced medication management and education initiatives to reduce chemical restraint in aged care as part of a $500 million-plus response to the royal commission’s interim report.