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The Prime Minister has announced a Royal Commission into the aged care sector, as an ABC report highlights poor treatment of residents and inappropriate medication use Four Corners is airing …

Pharmacy stakeholders have criticised the overuse of psychotropic medications in residential nursing homes, following an ABC inquiry Pharmacists working in aged care settings could do a lot to improve such …

A new study is recruiting accredited pharmacists to examine how a support system can help in the management of older patients “People with dementia in the community setting are prescribed …

The brains of Alzheimer’s patients seem to contain higher levels of human herpes viruses than healthy brains, according to new research In a large-scale analysis published in the journal Neuron, …

Debbie Rigby rounds up the latest in research news Effectiveness of Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine in Treating the Cognitive Symptoms of Dementia Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) and memantine are commonly used …

AJP Editor Chris Brooker joins host Miranda to reflect on the day two of APP2018’s events including: the Shadow Health Minister Catherine King’s response to Greg Hunt’s address; the ‘interesting …

AJP chats with Ita Buttrose, National Ambassador for Dementia Australia, who is at APP2018 to talk about ways to reduce the risk of different forms of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. She …

Winner of 2018’s Pharmacy of the Year in the Professional Innovation category is the Gerald Burns Pharmacy at Bicton in Western Australia. This pharmacy, owned by Amanda Bryce, has set …

Medication use – especially unnecessary or inappropriate medications – increases in newly diagnosed dementia patients, new research has found The international longitudinal study, led by University of Sydney in collaboration …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Vasomotor and physical menopausal symptoms are associated with sleep quality Sleep disturbance is one of the common complaints in …

Debbie Rigby takes a look at the latest in research news Diagnosis and management of Parkinson’s disease in adults In July 2017, NICE updated its 2006 guideline on Parkinson’s disease …

Pfizer has announced it will stop research into developing drugs to treat Alzheimer’s disease, after costly failed attempts over the past decade Jürgen Götz, Director, Clem Jones Centre for Ageing Dementia …