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Film issues cautions on antipsychotics

A film has been released today to help decrease  overuse of antipsychotic medication amongst people with behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia. The resource, Antipsychotics & Dementia: Managing Medications, available on Alzheimer’s Australia’s Detect Early website, is a joint effort ...

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Indigenous health lacking a dementia focus

Dementia is a serious concern for Indigenous communities and should receive a higher priority, an Alzheimer’s Australia report released today stated. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Dementia: A Review of the Research involves findings from studies conducted in ...

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Five steps to better dementia care

Each week, more than 1700 people in Australia are diagnosed with dementia. As our ageing population grows, it’s expected that this number will reach 7400 new cases each week by 2050. Dementia is now one of Australia’s National Health Priority ...

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Promising side of brain research

New research has bolstered evidence suggesting that one part of the human brain is better protected from ageing and cognitive deterioration than others. By Andrew Bracey The study, conducted at the University of Adelaide, assessed visual and non-visual response to ...

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Health begins in the belly

As ageing progresses, a diet full of balanced meals becomes even more important as a foundation for wellbeing. By Ngaire Hobbins Food is comfort, food is joy, food is medicine. There is a beautiful book by Simon Carey Holt called ...

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Obstacles to stroke care found

Study identifies difficulties with access, other factors amongst barriers keeping patients from completing rehabilitation.  A new study has found five major barriers to the continuity of stroke care that prevent many patients from completing rehabilitation following discharge from hospital. The ...

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NSAIDs for elderly a sore spot

Experts disagree on dangers and benefits of long-term use. By Erin Mayo. The use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories amongst older Australians is cause for alarm, states a report from the University of Sydney, which found that people over 70 were more ...

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