A project in Tasmania involving two aged care facilities is developing nutritional strategies that reduce malnutrition among residents.
University of Tasmania
Research projects into facilitating residents to express sexuality and assessing the risk of developing dementia are among 17 new studies to share in more than $1 million of dementia research funding.
Two free online dementia courses run by the University of Tasmania which have proved popular in places as far flung as Botswana and Chile have taken out gongs at an an export awards ceremony.
Nursing and care staff should undertake regular oral health and hygiene care training based on the Better Oral Health in Residential Care program, a University of Tasmania study has recommended.
Inappropriate prescribing of psychotropic medications in residential aged care facilities can be reduced using proven intervention strategies, according to new University of Tasmania research.
The use of antipsychotics in residential aged care has gone down but other medications with similar side effects are being used more often, new research shows.
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.
Community gardens such as those involved in the DIGnity project in Tasmania are proving to be fertile ground for social inclusion.
Community care workers are being encouraged to enrol in a free online course to increase their knowledge of dementia prevention approaches.
Community housing provider recognised; top gong for dementia educators; hospital geriatric program wins awards; recognition for aged care provider’s use of technology.
Given very little is known about the quality of day respite centres, a new project will begin a conversation about the issues in respite service provision in Australia, says researcher.
Supportive personal care workers are among the features of clinical placements that determine if student nurses will return to the sector after graduation.
A national program to more appropriately manage sedative use is leading to significant reductions in the use of antipsychotics and benzodiazepines in residential aged care, initial results show.
The tendency to look for quick-fix solutions has fuelled the overuse of antipsychotics in dementia care but a shift away from pharmacological interventions in aged care is now underway, according to experts.