An architecture practice and three universities have secured over $1 million to develop a new model of shared living and learning for seniors and school students.
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A new virtual reality application is helping aged care workers understand and improve the dining experiences of aged care recipients with dementia.
Community exercise programs could be key to improving the health of Australia’s ageing population.
Scientists have developed coatings with ultra-thin sensors that can be used on walls and floors to monitor the safety of older people at home.
Deakin University is home to new a collaborative research hub which will focus on delivering technological innovations to help older Australians and people with disability remain at home.
Virtual reality is being used to test the driving skills of older people in rural NSW.
A New South Wales regional aged care provider is building a virtual reality driving simulator in one of its facilities so older drivers in the community can practice driving without being on the road.
New research has highlighted the benefits of using a mobile phone app to manage stress and build the resilience of informal carers.
A new framework puts a stronger focus on psychosocial needs when providing continence support.
A competing duty of care to protect residents and promote their autonomy is among the factors influencing continence management in Australian residential aged care, writes Dr Joan Ostaszkiewicz.
A new study provides fresh insights into the topical question of how to enhance the quality of life of aged care residents, highlighting the importance of autonomy and meaningful relationships.
Communication between residents and care staff is vital to the success of consumer directed care in residential aged care, write Michelle Bennett, Marita McCabe and Elizabeth Beattie.
Advocates and care providers are outraged over a newspaper article that labelled seniors experiencing severe behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia as “mad, bad and dangerous to know”, sparking a new focus on media representations of dementia.
RESOURCES: A training package for home care providers to get on top of CDC is available as part of a research project that focused on the application of CDC in indigenous, rural and remote and CALD communities.