Preventative eating for Alzheimer’s
Paying attention to diet and nutrition always has its rewards. By Aileen Macalintal
Today’s youth and yesterday’s sing together
A new installment in a program that brings together the elderly and the young to make music is breaking down the barriers of age. By Amie Larter
Elder abuse ‘prevalent’
Coinciding with World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the National Ageing Research Institute has called for elder abuse to be placed on the national agenda. By Amie Larter
Asthma deaths linked with social, psychosocial issues
Asthma deaths in Australia are linked with social and psychosocial issues, drug and alcohol use, and poor health literacy, said a study published in the British medical journal <i>Open</i>.
Carers, cognitive decline and complex health issues can make managing the elderly in an emergency department presentation a difficult situation. By Amie Larter
Men urged to show balls in depression battle
Australian men have been urged to ‘have the balls’ to tackle depression and anxiety, to reduce the number of suicides in this country.
Gillard offers $179 million to attract health workers to rural areas
The federal government’s $179 million investment will bring more health professionals to rural and remote areas.
Mental health support for older South Australians
A $12 million older person’s mental health unit has opened at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in South Australia.
$9 million boost to dementia research
Queensland premier Campbell Newman has announced a $9 million boost in funding for research on dementia.
Tasmania’s senior residents face austere budget
Tasmania’s budget barely lifts the burden of older residents’ living costs, said over 50s lobby group National Seniors Australia.
Dementia in Aboriginal Australians three times as likely
Dementia is three times more likely among Aboriginal Australians than that of Australia’s non-Indigenous population, a new study finds.