Researchers hope a new falls-prevention app targeting people with dementia will be a game-changer for home care.
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Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution and an increased risk of developing dementia later in life.
An aged care provider in Sydney has teamed up with Australia’s leading falls experts to trial an Australian invention that can predict falls among older people with 75 per cent accuracy.
Older drivers who use support devices to make themselves more comfortable when they’re behind the wheel could be increasing their risk of serious injury.
A purpose-built walkway is helping people with Parkinson’s stay on their feet.
Neuroscience Research Australia and the Transurban Road Safety Centre have developed an information booklet on the correct use of seat belts for seniors.
Australia is falling down in delivering hip fracture care and measures to prevent a secondary fracture once patients leave hospital, according to the latest report of the Australian and New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry.
Almost half of dementia instances can be attributed to seven lifestyle factors that include physical inactivity, midlife obesity and low educational attainment, but most people are unaware of the risks, according to a research report released today.
A first-of-its-kind technology-based fall prevention program will deliver a personalised combination of exercise and mental health support to older Australians in their homes.
NeuRA has launched a new online seminar series on mental health research and discoveries to make more information about neuroscience accessible to the community.
Also in this wrap: Lyndoch makes executive appointment to lead investment in people.
Australians are increasingly turning to video games to improve their health and wellbeing with the majority believing that gaming will increase mental stimulation and fight dementia as they age, according to a new report.
RESEARCH: Neuroscience Australia recently showed Technology Review its high-tech quests for a solution to the persistent rates of falls among seniors.
With April marking ‘falls awareness month’, Stephen Lord and Kim Delbaere discuss how traditional video games like Tetris and Word Scramble are being used to prevent falls.