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.
COVID-19 report identifies immediate areas for action
Aged Care Royal Commissioners, the Honourable Tony Pagone QC and Lynelle Briggs AO, have handed a special report on the COVID-19 pandemic in aged care to the Governor-General, David Hurley.
Government welcomes Aged Care Royal Commission’s COVID-19 report recommendations
On this 30th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons, the Australian Government welcomed the COVID-19 report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, tabled in the Australian Parliament today.
More choice hasn’t improved aged care
Sweeping changes to national aged care funding in the past decade have resulted in worse mental health for older Australians, University of Queensland research shows.
PBO report - older women at risk of long-term unemployment without Government action
The Parliamentary Budget Office released a report 30 September showing that in the lead up to the COVID-19 crisis, older women were increasingly recipients of JobSeeker (then Newstart).
Leave extended for aged care residents during COVID-19
Senior Australians who have moved out of an aged care home during the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to benefit from the Australian Government’s emergency leave arrangements.
New tool provides comparisons to improve aged care
Australia’s aged care sector will soon have a new tool to improve care by providing accurate quality and safety comparisons between aged care homes.
Research confirms link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease
New research has confirmed long-suspected links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, finding identical signs of brain damage in both conditions.
Older people with early, asymptomatic Alzheimer’s at risk of falls
Even without cognitive problems, those with Alzheimer’s-related brain damage are at increased risk of falls.
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