Food & wellbeing

Nutritious Cuisine NuFoods IDDSI-compliant ready made meals

10 August, 2022 | Supplied by: Nutritious Cuisine

At NuFoods, by Nutritious Cuisine, all meals are assessed by health practitioners, dieticians and nutritionists during recipe development and then thoroughly tested by speech pathologists thereafter.

'Circles' to support older Australians

03 August, 2022

Community Circles Australia aims to build caring communities around older individuals who need a little extra help and company in their daily lives.

Report explores economic and financial abuse knowledge gaps

15 July, 2022

More research is needed to understand economic and financial abuse of older people in the context of domestic and family violence.

Medication reviews linked to lower death risk in aged care

08 July, 2022

Research from the Registry of Senior Australians at SAHMRI has found that individuals who had a medication review within a 12-month period had a 5% lower risk of death.

Depression in dementia best treated by non-drug approaches: research

24 June, 2022

Depression is a common psychological symptom associated with dementia and is estimated to occur in between 10% and 62% of people living with dementia.

Hormones linked with sleep apnea in postmenopausal women

24 June, 2022

A new study found an association between obstructive sleep apnea risk and low estrogen and progesterone levels in women.

Mental health services underused in aged care; need for improved access: report

24 June, 2022

While residents in aged care are more likely to experience mental health problems compared to the general population, not many are using government-subsidised mental health services.

Food safety and the importance of training

21 June, 2022 by Andrew Thompson, Director Think ST Solutions

FSANZ P1053 Food Safety Management Tools proposes mandatory food safety training for food handlers working in foodservices and food retail businesses.

Bone loss medicines and ovarian cancer: what's the link?

17 June, 2022

Researchers compared medications taken by more than 50,000 women aged over 50, from 2004–2013, to analyse differences in those with ovarian cancer and those without.

Vitamin D deficiency directly linked to dementia: genetic study

17 June, 2022

Dementia is a progressive condition that leads to deterioration in cognitive function. But what if you could stop this degenerative disease in its tracks?

New project to combat sexual assualt in residential care

10 June, 2022

An estimated 50 people are sexually assaulted in Australian aged care homes every week. Most of them are women. Most live with dementia.

Tool helps older adults assess driving performance

03 June, 2022

Researchers have developed a straightforward questionnaire that older adults can use to assess their 'attentional performance' during driving.

ADA optimistic about fixing oral health of aged care residents

27 May, 2022

The ADA is optimistic that the new Labor government will work with the industry body to fix the broken dental system for people in aged care.

Cluster trial to bring together over-65s and preschoolers

20 May, 2022

The trial will evaluate the potential for community intergenerational practice to reduce frailty in older adults and improve school readiness in children.

Pitfalls of high-risk prescribing

20 May, 2022

For many aged 65 years and older, good health is only achievable with the help of prescription drugs.

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