The emotional strain, not the hands-on care, is the hardest part of caring for a person with dementia, according to new research.
Research & Clinical
Research reveals that ten per cent of older people drink beyond guidelines.
A wide ranging meta-analysis by The Lancet demonstrates that home and community-based interventions reduce the risk of nursing home admission and improve general function.
A South Australian study has found the biggest factor that determines wellbeing among older people is a sense of control over what happens to them.
The EADSTC has produced an e-learning tool for undergraduate healthcare students that may also prove useful for aged care professionals.
The AIHW’s ‘Assitance in Housing’ report shows that most older Australians benefit greatly from home ownership but older residents spend a lot on housing.
QUT has opened a community outreach centre to improve healing rates and quality of life for people with chronic wounds.
A report on Australian understandings and perceptions of dementia highlights the need for a greater public awareness of the condition to improve advanced care planning and to reduce stigma.
Research from the US suggests that avoiding disability contributes more to longevity than staving off age-related diseases.
A group of over 100 NSW researchers are surveying 250,000 people over the age of 45 to gain an unprecedented understanding of ageing.
Team care treatments for depression in older adults lead to a reduction in total healthcare costs, according to US research.
New research from the Yale School of Medicine suggests that older women are more likely to be depressed than older men.
An internationally recognised dementia researcher has taken up an appointment in Sydney where he will focus on improving the diagnosis and management of FTD.
A new study has found that a third of older rural Australians and Americans experience depressive symptoms.