Exploratory Study of Australian Aged Care Staff Knowledge and Attitudes of Later Life Sexuality – Australasian Journal On Ageing

ABSTRACT Objective: To explore aged care staff knowledge and attitudes towards later life sexuality and attitudes about intimacy in people with dementia. Methods: Fifty-two care staff working in two aged care facilities with secure dementia care units were recruited. Knowledge and attitudes on later life sexuality and attitudes towards later life sexuality in people with dementia were … [Read More] Exploratory Study of Australian Aged Care Staff Knowledge and Attitudes of Later Life Sexuality – Australasian Journal On Ageing

There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Marta Woolford, PhD Candidate and Research Officer at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”. But our review shows there’s little justification in most cases for this unfair and unreasonable practice. In most cases, … [Read More] There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Engaging Older People Key to Better Aged Care – Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged care providers that effectively engage with the older people using their services will be better placed to compete in the care market and support consumer direction, says a top researcher in the field. While phrases such as “co-design” have become buzzwords in the sector in recent years, the effectiveness of providers’ engagement with clients in aged … [Read More] Engaging Older People Key to Better Aged Care – Australian Ageing Agenda

Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

ABSTRACT In the history of medicine, one means to progress is when we make the decision that our assumptions and definitions of disease are no longer consistent with the scientific evidence, and no longer serve our health care needs. The arc of scientific progress is now requiring a change in how we diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. … [Read More] Alzheimer’s Disease: The next frontier—Special Report 2017 – Alzheimer’s & Dementia

Work After Age 65: A prospective study of Australian men and women – Australasian Journal on Ageing

ABSTRACT Objective: This study describes hours in paid work for Australian men and women aged over 65, focusing on associations between work and education. Methods: Data were analysed separately for men and women, from baseline and first follow-up surveys of the 45 and Up Study. Generalised estimating equation models were used to identify associations between work, education … [Read More] Work After Age 65: A prospective study of Australian men and women – Australasian Journal on Ageing

NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

February/March 2017 Cover story: Creative ways to care  Bethanie Care Group and Agelink Theatre in Western Australia have collaborated on a theatre, music and reminiscence project which culminated in a performance staged by and for people with dementia, in front of an audience of 300. Staff engagement and upskilling enhances job, care quality WA’s Brightwater Care … [Read More] NEW Issue: Australian Journal of Dementia Care

Healthy Lifestyles to Prevent Dementia and Reduce Dementia Symptom – Working with Older People

ABSTRACT Purpose: Dementia is a growing problem worldwide, due to an ageing population. It has significant human and economic costs. There is no effective medical treatment. Design/methodology/approach:Using earlier reviews, we discuss the difference between dementia and cognitive ageing and the different types of dementia, in terms of manifestation and pathology. We reviewed non-modifiable risk factors … [Read More] Healthy Lifestyles to Prevent Dementia and Reduce Dementia Symptom – Working with Older People

Aged Care Insite eNewsletter

NEWS – Extract Provider calls for action on loneliness after report reveals increase … Half of Australians aged 65 and over have experienced feelings of loneliness, new research has revealed. About 1.7 million participants of the study said they have felt lonely, up by almost 300,000 since the survey was last conducted in 2015. The Social … [Read More] Aged Care Insite eNewsletter

US Dementia Rates Drop 24% – CNN

Extract A new study finds that the prevalence of dementia has fallen sharply in recent years, most likely as a result of Americans’ rising educational levels and better heart health, which are both closely related to brain health. Dementia rates in people over age 65 fell from 11.6 percent in 2000 to 8.8 percent in … [Read More] US Dementia Rates Drop 24% – CNN

Older People and Housing: Towards a wiser community – Discover Society

Extract from an article by Caroline Lodge, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Coleman More people are living healthier lives for longer, but despite the impact of this demographic change out of date views of older people prevail. Issues to do with housing reveal many anachronisms: assumptions (especially about physical and mental capacities), segregation, ageism and blaming. It … [Read More] Older People and Housing: Towards a wiser community – Discover Society

Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Age: The influence of health on Australia’s older workers – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article examines the relationship between health and workforce participation beyond the age of 65 years in Australia. This study found that people with a chronic health condition were less likely to be employed than those without a health condition (OR, 0.59; 95% CI [0.38, 0.92]). Among those with a chronic health condition, those in … [Read More] Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Age: The influence of health on Australia’s older workers – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

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