Dementia and Alzheimer's: What Are the Differences?
Dementia vs. Alzheimer’s Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease aren’t the same. Dementia is an overall term used to describe symptoms that impact memory, performance of daily activities, and communication abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer’s disease gets worse with time and aff...Read More
Disturbing lack of evidence on elder abuse strategies laid bare
Research on elder abuse prevention is urgently needed as there is a lack of high-quality evidence in the area, an Australian review of international studies has found. Philip Baker, a Professor of Public Health at the Queensland University of Technology, said there was a lack of research that evaluated the effects of elder abuse prevention progr...Read More
Discount PBS Prescriptions Start Jan 1
Today marks the start of landmark competition reforms in the medicines sector, whereby pharmacists are able to discount the cost of a prescription subsidised through the Government’s Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme for the first time. Minister for Health Sussan Ley announced today consumers could now access discounts of up to $1 on every PB...Read More