Tuned lighting helps nursing home residents get better sleep
A study led by researchers at the Brown University School of Public Health found that using tuned LED lighting cut in half the number of sleep disturbances among older residents in long-term care.
Identifying and treating malnutrition is the focus of the latest virtual issue by the Journal of Dietitians Australia, Nutrition & Dietetics.
New report shows impact of COVID-19 on cancer screening
The number of cancer screening tests performed as part of national population screening programs declined during the first few months of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia.
Virtual classrooms for dementia education - aged care workers during COVID-19
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dementia Australia has developed virtual classroom education for aged care workers, to equip staff with strategies and skills to provide quality care for people living with dementia.
Research backs home-based program for people living with dementia
With alternatives to residential aged care in high demand, a new program focused on supporting people with dementia and their carers to live well at home is showing significant societal and economic benefits in Australia.
Aged care staffing recommendations don’t go far enough
The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF), has welcomed the Aged Care Royal Commission’s six recommendations which the Morrison Government must implement immediately to manage COVID-19 in aged care.
Green spaces and walkable neighbourhoods can all help in the fight against dementia
Thirty years ago dementia was a condition less understood than it is now and assumed to be a normal part of ageing.
Sleep test predicts dementia in older adults
Measurements of brain activity during sleep reveal signs of accelerated brain aging.
Antipsychotics for treating adult depression linked with higher mortality
Physicians managing adults with depression should be aware of the potential for increased mortality from antipsychotics use, study finds.
Commission launches elder abuse awareness campaign
The Australian Human Rights Commission launched an elder abuse awareness campaign on the International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2020).
Do not forget food: the essential ingredient in health and wellbeing of older Australians
The importance of providing nutritious food and satisfying mealtimes in the wellbeing of older Australians must be recognised if the Royal Commission’s report into the impact of COVID-19 on aged care are to improve quality of life for residents.
Dementia caregivers’ stress leads to sleep deprivation
New Edith Cowan University (ECU) research has found 94 per cent of Australians caring for a loved one with dementia are sleep deprived.
Call for government to support a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons
In recognition of the International Day of Older Persons (1 October), the Law Council of Australia is providing in-principle support to the development of a Convention on the Rights of Older Persons and calls on the Federal Government to support the initiative.
Federal government did not prepare aged care sector adequately for COVID: royal commission
The royal commission into aged care has said government did not prepare the sector well enough for the pandemic.
NSA - response to Royal Commission COVID-19 report
National Seniors Australia has welcomed the COVID-19 report into aged care by the Royal Commission and its recommendations.
LASA - Royal Commission report - protecting older Australians a national priority
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), the voice of aged care industry, thanks the Aged Care Royal Commission for their special report on aged care and COVID-19.
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