The SA branch of the Australian Association of Gerontology is the largest in Australia and is a vibrant, eclectic community of professionals working to help every older person enjoy the best life possible as they age.
Weight gain might be a problem in midlife but in older age the challenge can be keeping kilos on. This is where many aged care homes need to lift their game says dietitian Ngaire Hobbins, who’s submitted evidence to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety
Among older adults with heart failure, there have been a number of studies over the past decade or so that have identified people who are “at risk of malnutrition” or who are malnourished as having a higher chance of three things…
Having a good cook or a chef preparing food in aged care does not ensure residents are nourished in body and soul - an aged care experienced dietitian working with food service, care staff and management is essential to complete the picture.
A collaborative effort of a number of universities: including the Universities of Melbourne, Newcastle, Western Australia, Curtin University, ANU and NARI have developed this practical guide to exercise the benefit people living with memory impairment and cognitive decline.
This research, discussed in this article in the New York Times, found that people as young at in their 40s were not getting the protein their bodies needed to make the most of their muscles as they age.