Food & wellbeing

Webinars address mental health care for older people

12 April, 2024

Mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression have a high prevalence among older Australians, affecting at least 40% of aged care residents.

The benefits of silent discos in aged care

04 April, 2024

Silent dancing and singing has become a daily ritual for residents at the Bolton Clarke Holly facility.

Study reveals high level of antidepressant use in aged care

14 March, 2024

According to a new study, antidepressant use has increased at aged care facilities — with six in 10 residents taking this medication.

Age-related hearing loss differs for men and women

08 March, 2024

Around one in five people around the world suffer from hearing loss, and this number is expected to rise as the global population ages.

Pilot project immerses dementia patients in nature

07 March, 2024

People with early stage dementia can now make use of a nature-based respite program in the Loddon-Mallee region.

Does the weather cause muscle and joint pain?

27 February, 2024

A University of Sydney-led study has questioned the commonly held belief that temperature and humidity changes can trigger musculoskeletal pains or arthritis.

Falls prevention: what is the gold standard?

09 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Flinders University

Devastating falls in residential aged care homes could be avoided using "gold standard" approaches, according to new research.

Do inflammatory foods damage muscle mass in older people?

31 January, 2024

Know someone over the age of 65 who struggles to open jars? Inflammatory foods may be to blame.

Why mushrooms are key to aged care nutrition

25 January, 2024 | Supplied by: Australian Mushroom Growers

One in four Australians are vitamin D deficient — with older people being at greater risk — and mushrooms may hold the key for prevention.

How gamified exercise can help to prevent falls

24 January, 2024 | Supplied by: University of New South Wales

Falls in older people can be reduced by gamified step exercises, a large randomised control trial has found.

Reducing symptoms of depression in older Australians

15 January, 2024 | Supplied by: SilverChain

A new model of care that aims to reduce symptoms of depression in older people will be trialled in Victoria.

The quest for new osteoporosis treatments

22 December, 2023

A study to be undertaken by Mater researchers may yield some new ways to treat osteoporosis.

What is the secret to healthy aging?

07 December, 2023

An Australian-first study that aims to address the sedentary lifestyle of older adults has examined what people can do to ensure healthier aging.

Meals on Wheels celebrates 70th with 'unforgettable' cake

23 November, 2023

Meals on Wheels NSW has collaborated with chef Christopher Thé and a team of scientists to create a special 'brain-friendly' cake.

Less healthy older adults more vulnerable to scams

20 November, 2023

A new poll by the University of Michigan shows that people with worse mental or physical health are more likely to experience fraud.

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