A bone health lifestyle management resource has been produced for the one-in-three Australians aged fifty and over who suffer from osteoporosis.
Early findings of a project evaluating different models of care involving aged care recipients and children indicate that intergenerational approaches can reduce social isolation among older people.
Griffith University researchers are investigating how to improve the wellbeing of people with early-stage dementia and their carers and the take up of community services that can help them.
Residential aged care could look to home care for retention strategies as a new survey finds community workers are more satisfied.
The effect of acquiring a disability in adulthood and an investigation into improving job and care quality in aged care are among the new research projects awarded funding this week from the Australian Research Council.
New research is investigating the experience of people with dementia under a consumer directed aged care model.
A study will deliver education to residential aged care staff to help them respond to and support the sexuality and sexual expression of people living with dementia.
Researchers from Griffith University are exploring an intergenerational care model that would see respite care united with child care, harnessing the benefits of intergenerational mixing.
Researchers from Griffith University are looking for people with dementia and a family member to volunteer for a new trial that will gather their views on telepresence robots in dementia care.
Family carers having homicidal thoughts about their loved one with dementia is a “real and significant phenomenon” according to world-first Australian research, which reaffirms the profound pressures facing carers.
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.
It is important that we take time to acknowledge family carers – the people who really have the toughest job in the country – and explore how we might better support them in their role, writes Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer.
A “small but significant” proportion of female carers experience death thoughts, a forthcoming study will show, adding to the growing body of evidence on suicide-related thoughts and behaviours in carers.
A new e-learning resource about sexual expression in people with dementia aims to provide clear and practical advice and direction for care professionals across all health and aged care settings. And it’s free!