Former journalist Reg Barlow is able to continue his lifelong love for writing while living in residential aged care.
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Intergenerational care helps older people form special bonds with children, improve their moods and reconnect with the past, according to the evaluation of a two-year project.
AAA retreats to new and old methods of measuring public and sector opinion of the recently announced Workforce Compact. Read what has been said on and off the Twitter-feed.
Residents of the SA-based Eldercare Kirkholme facility got an insider’s view into the movie making experience, when Essie Davis from the ABC ‘Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries’, and a complete cast and crew moved in for a day to film an upcoming Aussie movie
Health professionals who overprescribe antipsychotics to older people with dementia should be sued, an elder law expert has told ABC’s ‘Lateline’.
An ABC ‘Lateline’ investigation claims that there could be over 6,000 dementia care residents unnecessarily being overprescribed antipsychotics. Minister Butler has answered questions about the figures and the possibility of an inquiry into the matter.
Want to read what was said in yesterday’s ‘ACFI’ 891 ABC Adelaide interview between CEO of ACAA-SA, Paul Carberry, and the Minister for Mental Health and Ageing, Mark Butler? AAA has published the transcript for you.
Don’t forget to turn your tele to ABC1 this Sunday at 6.30pm for an inspiring 30-minute documentary on one of the world’s most exclusive seniors’ clubs.
Two sessions from Palliative Care Australia’s education forum next week will be webcast, free of charge, live from the Great Hall of Parliament House.
Up until now, the Opposition has refused to either openly support or reject the government’s proposed package of aged care reforms. NACA hopes that tonight will be the night when the sector finds out exactly where it stands.
Tonight’s federal budget announcement is a must-watch event. According to NACA, Treasurer Swan’s budget speech will give the government the green light to get moving on implementing aged care reforms.
There is speculation that the federal government will either make a public announcement or secretly tell NACA members the details of its aged care reform package, during an impromtu NACA meeting in Canberra this Friday.
A new Australian film, based on real life events, will encourage audiences to talk about organ and tissue donation, when it hits the box this Sunday.
Researchers are encouraging older people to participate in the Big Sleep Survey throughout the month of August.