The ACT government’s five-year palliative care plan has been welcomed by stakeholders but more emphasis is needed on home-based services and support for carers, says Palliative Care ACT.
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A four-year study to reduce falls in people with dementia through exercise has secured a $1.2 million grant from the Federal Government in the latest National Health and Medical Research Council grants.
Protecting elderly during heatwaves; chronic pain more complex in women; investigating medicine use among older people; and calls for training prompted by depression research.
AAA reports on the importance of Advance Care Directives for aged care residents, people living at home and society’s marginalised.
The peak body representing occupational therapists has called for improved government funding and incentives to boost the number of occupational therapists working in aged care.
More than half of permanent aged care residents show signs of depression, according to new figures.
Australia is at the forefront of an international research effort to develop validated assessment tools for use with older Indigenous Australians.
The National Ageing Research Institute’s major one-day seminar today shares the latest research on keeping active and healthy in later life and includes presentations on romantic connections beyond 60, the dangers of sitting and preventing dementia.
A new Australian study is one of the first in the world to compare different treatments for depression in older adults with one or more chronic health conditions.
Bupa Care Services believes it can solve one of the great vexing issues in aged care – getting access to a GP. They hope their initiative will transform the industry and set a new benchmark in bridging the nexus between primary care and aged care.
The Coalition has pledged to boost dementia research by a further $200 million and extend access to the Commonwealth Seniors Health Card, if it forms government -news that has been broadly welcomed by stakeholders.
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.
To coincide with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Australian Association of Gerontology in partnership with Advocare and Australian Ageing Agenda, will host a webinar on June 12 to explore the gender differences associated with elder abuse.