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The need for mental health services for older people living in rural areas is increasing in South Australia. Providing such care requires coordination between several types of services across government, hospital and non-government sectors. The purpose of this study was to identify barriers to collaboration...
This research brief explores the impacts of cognitive ageing and decline on individuals, as well as on the wider Australian economy.
This study explored general practitioners' understanding of the reasons for recent self-harm in an older patient.
What does the evidence show about the specialist dementia care units that are most effective in managing symptoms of dementia?
On 23 February 2016, the Attorney-General of Australia, Senator the Hon. George Brandis QC, asked the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) to consider existing Commonwealth laws and frameworks that seek to safeguard and protect older persons from misuse or abuse by formal and informal carers,...
This study aimed to develop a culturally acceptable and valid scale to assess depressive symptoms in older Indigenous Australians, to determine the prevalence of depressive disorders in the older Kimberley community, and to investigate the sociodemographic, lifestyle and clinical factors associated with depression in this...
This study finds that more support, services and education are needed to appropriately care for Australia's ageing population.
The Benevolent Society has released the seventh in its series of community aged care Research to Practice Briefings. Briefing 7, Supporting older people who are experiencing mental distress or illness, reviews Australian and international research evidence on the symptoms and treatments of mental illness in...
This report provides a snapshot of the prevalence of mental illness in association with common chronic conditions in Australia in 2007.
People with dementia have comparatively high rates of hospitalisation. Their relatively high casemix complexity contributes to longer hospital stays, which has an impact on their physical and mental state. Research shows that well-designed and targeted services have improved the quality of care for...