Clinical & nursing

Improving wound care outcomes

03 August, 2022 by Mansi Gandhi

Chronic wounds affect more than 420,000 Australians, with each chronic wounds patient spending over $4000 on out-of-pocket costs.

Industry body urges govt to make dementia education a priority

29 July, 2022

Dementia Australia has welcomed the federal government's workforce action in aged care but is urging the government to make targeted dementia education a priority.

Wonsie bodysuits

28 July, 2022 | Supplied by: Wonsie

Wonsie's large-sized bodysuits assist children and adults with special needs.

A disruptive influence

27 July, 2022 by Laini Bennett*

Tamar Krebs, Founder, Group Homes Australia, shares her leadership journey and lessons learned, including her steep learning curve and facing down discrimination.

Indigenous program uses humour to demystify dying

08 July, 2022

Indigenous comedian Sean Choolburra voices a new QUT-led animation series that uses humour to help destigmatise palliative care and dying for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

HSU launches legal action over aged care wages

02 June, 2022

The Health Services Union has commenced a legal push to prevent aged care operators slashing pay by engaging catering staff under the hospitality award through labour hire operators.

Type 2 diabetes speeds up brain aging

27 May, 2022

Despite strong evidence linking type 2 diabetes with cognitive decline, few patients undergo a comprehensive cognitive assessment as part of their clinical care.

Animations to help prevent dementia in CALD communities

19 May, 2022

The National Ageing Research Institute has launched the next phase of its Moving Pictures project aimed at dementia awareness.

Central Coast aged care provider partners with ET Australia

11 May, 2022

Not-for-profit aged care provider Alino Living is taking a new approach to recruitment with a partnership with Employment and Training Australia (ET Australia).

Trial finds promising treatment for dementia

10 May, 2022

A Monash University-led study has found a new treatment that stabilises escalating behavioural issues and reverses brain shrinkage due to Alzheimer's and dementia.

Positive trial results for Alzheimer's drug Xanamem

28 April, 2022

Actinogen Medical has announced positive results for its lead drug Xanamem, reporting that it has demonstrated improved attention and working memory.

Crucial genetic link found between arthritis and liver disease

22 April, 2022

New research has identified a crucial link between arthritis and the risk of serious liver disease in people with Australia's most common genetic condition.

New scoring tool measures delirium severity

08 April, 2022

Called the DEL-S delirium severity score, the tool provides severity measures that are significantly associated with clinically relevant outcomes.

Dementia: top 10 unanswered questions about medicine use

31 March, 2022

Up to 93% of people living with dementia have experienced at least one medicine-related problem, leading to potentially harmful effects, but how do we improve these odds?

Aged care experiencing chronic understaffing, excessive workloads

12 January, 2022

Australian aged-care facilities are experiencing an unprecedented crisis with chronic understaffing, excessive workloads and extended shifts, according to a survey of more than 1000 workers.

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