An urban think tank says Sydney is woefully unprepared to meet the needs of its ageing population and urges local authorities to start developing dementia strategies in response to the projected increase in the number of people living with the condition.
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A wide-ranging new textbook on palliative care is a valuable resource for the aged care sector, an expert says.
Researchers are developing ‘artificial brains’ that can test early versions of dementia drugs and hope to begin clinical trials begin within five years.
Mobile tablets will be handed out to 650 seniors to help them chat with volunteers, friends and family in a new program designed to combat loneliness in the community.
The home care waiting list has been the elephant in the room during the election campaign.
A new website is being launched specifically for carers of people with dementia to find information and share their stories.
Local councils in Sydney and Brisbane have launched plans to make their neighbourhoods more accessible for the elderly and people with disability.
Current guidelines for preventing pressure ulcers are outdated and existing risk assessment tools are “like flipping a coin”, an international expert says.
Residents of a new development in Salisbury, South Australia, will be the first Special Disability Accomodation (SDA) tenants to benefit from a renewable energy scheme.
The introduction of legislation establishing a powerful independent Ageing and Discrimination Commissioner in NSW is a historic occasion for Australia, Premier Gladys Berejiklian says.
The Pension Loan Scheme was designed as a tool to fund home care contributions, but when the time comes, the amount of allowable borrowings may well be exhausted, writes Paul Dwyer.
The independent candidate for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps has revealed that her son is an aged care worker who has experienced first hand the difficulties facing the industry.
The role and needs of family carers are being pushed to the side as an unintended consequence of the Home Care Package program, according to a researcher who has developed a carer framework for providers.
A new Ageing and Disability Commissioner with wide powers to investigate abuse of vulnerable adults will take up office in NSW from July.