A focus on the person rather than their behaviour is a key message from leading experts at this week’s national dementia conference in Melbourne.
Research & Clinical
Moving into residential aged care is stressful for many older people but there are ways to ease the transition, an expert will tell a mental health forum in Melbourne.
There needs to be a united approach to shift the current psyche from awareness to action and reform, writes Geoff Rowe.
Australia’s palliative care services are working to incorporate more understanding and awareness of wound care in their work with aged care residents and other patients.
Home support programs are the most common entry point into the aged care system and also the most common pathway into permanent residential aged care, according to analysis from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Melissa Harries shares her insights into how the workplace impacts the mental health of aged care workers, and what leaders can do about it.
A joint research team from Calvary and Australian Catholic University has developed a simple checklist to routinely review the palliative needs of aged care residents.
Fears about ageing prevent people from ageing well, but those fears are based on falsehoods, according to research released this week.
Greater volume and certain types of home care services are associated with significantly delayed entry into permanent residential aged care, according to new research.
There are more deaths from cancer in aged care facilities in South Australia than in hospices and at home combined, according to a participant at the recent Palliative Care Australia conference in Adelaide.
Aged care nurses need to be able to conduct comprehensive health assessments with residents if they are to perform their roles effectively, says a clinical expert.
Griffith University researchers are investigating how to improve the wellbeing of people with early-stage dementia and their carers and the take up of community services that can help them.
There is a gap in how health professionals collaborate with aged care residents and families about treatment options, says a researcher investigating shared decision making in Australian residential aged care.
From traversing high ropes to stand-up paddle boarding, older people are open to and benefit from trying new and challenging physical activities, a leading researcher will tell next week’s Active Ageing Conference.