Benzodiazepines have limited use and should be used with caution in older people, writes Natalie Soulsby.
Research & Clinical
Interrupting residents sleep to prevent pressure ulcers is ineffective and abusive and could be linked to behavioural concerns, the author of a recent study tells Australian Ageing Agenda.
A purpose-built walkway is helping people with Parkinson’s stay on their feet.
Victoria will establish a state-wide navigator service to support people who want access to voluntary assisted dying (VAD) and connect them with participating health professionals and services when VAD is implemented in the state in June.
There are no known ways to prevent or cure dementia, but researchers are learning more about what might help stave it off, including diet.
The aged care royal commission has heard people are missing out on support and management after being diagnosed with dementia because of a breakdown in the referral process.
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
The royal commission has heard “significant” concerns about respite care and the effect of the “try before you buy” approach on the availability of residential respite.
More than two thirds of older Australians have not left any formal instructions about their end of life care for when they are unable to make their own medical decisions, and half have left no directions at all, new research has found.
Older women who are widowed, live in remote areas or have a low income are more likely to access aged care services than other older women, a University of Newcastle study has found.
Researchers and educators from Flinders University are holding a two-day forum to address current issues in aged care and brainstorm solutions for improving the lives of older Australians.
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation has released a four-stage implementation plan to meet its recommendations of minimum staffing and providing 4.3 hours of care per resident per day by 2025.
Personal care workers are likely doing the work of enrolled nurses in Australia’s residential aged care homes, according to new research from Curtin University.
Almost all residents say they feel safe and respected in their facility most or all of the time, but one in six report they sometimes or never like the food, according to the first annual resident experience report.