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Using non-thermal ultrasound procedures to treat Alzheimer’s disease

Neurological disorders such as dementia and its major form, Alzheimer’s disease, are an ongoing and increasing challenge for our ageing population. Sadly, the disorders remain incurable as there are limitations in existing treatments such as drugs and surgical therapies, due to their difficulty in accessing the brain. But thanks to the pioneering work of Professor…

19 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic


Using NDIS funding to create a big life

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) entitles 20,000 people living with disability in Australia to a portion of more than $1 billion funding. Applications are subject to a complex and strict review process, but can entitle people with significant, permanent disability to generous (often five figure) sums. This funding helps them get the appropriate inventions…

18 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic


What does a person with dementia look like?

Dementia is a pervasive collection of symptoms, including memory loss, confusion, personality change, multi-sensory challenges, and apathy, caused by a number of disorders affecting the brain. These symptoms can make it very challenging for people living with dementia to carry out everyday tasks. But as renowned dementia advocate John Quinn describes, it is often the…

10 Apr 2018, by Amy Sarcevic


Private Health Insurance – Paying for Value for Health Fund Members

Much debate has taken place since News Corp’s publication of the AMA’s list of fees - in health insurance. See AMA’s Private Insurance Report card for more details.   At Informa Insights, we did some research on what industry leaders have commented on this year’s controversial report. National Seniors Chief Advocate Ian Henschke says in…

5 Apr 2018, by Informa Insights

Healthcare | Technology

The development of robotics and AI in the health sector

The evolution of robotics has solidified an AI-enhanced future. See how it is already revolutionising the health and medical industry. The future of surgery promotes a remarkable partnership between humans and machines. A collaboration seeing the impossible possible, transforming the medical world as we know it. Precision, efficiency, affordability, recovery – just the tip of…

20 Mar 2018, by Informa Insights


Younger Onset Dementia | Caroline Grogan, Centacare

Carers play a pivotal role in supporting people living with dementia and yet they often don’t receive enough support for what can be a very challenging responsibility. This week, we hear from Caroline Grogan about what support community services can offer and their Younger Onset Dementia Program.  What is your current role and what does…

12 Mar 2018, by Frankie Brewer

Healthcare | Technology

Innovate Health Speaker Spotlight: Bronwyn Le Grice, ANDHealth

We’re so delighted to welcome ANDHealth on board as a supporting partner of INNOVATE HEALTH this year! Like us, this awesome team is committed to connecting the digital health ecosystem in Australia and promoting innovation across the industry. This week, we spoke to ANDHealth’s powerhouse female founder & MD, Bronwyn Le Grice about ANDHealth’s purpose,…

9 Mar 2018, by Frankie Brewer


The Pre-Conference Workshop at the Health Insurance Summit

The pre-conference workshop at the 17th Annual Health Insurance Summit will focus on Risk Culture, and will be held on the 30th of May 2018 from 2:00-5:00PM. We are delighted to have Natasha Hall,  Managing Director at Hall Advisory and Elizabeth Sheedy, Associate Professor, Macquarie University Applied Finance Centre co-present this years workshop. Natasha Hall will be assessing Risk Culture in the…

27 Feb 2018, by Thomas Beauchamp


Professor Euan Wallace’s keynote address at the Medico Legal Congress

The 27th Annual Medico Legal Congress is fast approaching and will feature wonderfully credentialed speakers addressing complex and thought-provoking medico legal issues.   We are delighted to have Professor Euan Wallace AM, Chief Executive, Safer Care Victoria, presenting a keynote address at this years Congress. His address will be on "Compliance or Culture? Towards Targeting Zero…

20 Feb 2018, by Thomas Beauchamp


Examining Communication Processes, Medication and Patient Safety

At this year's National Dementia Conference, one crucial theme is emerging - the importance of person-centred approaches to care. This week we speak to accredited pharmacist Professor Elizabeth Manias from Deakin University about the importance of  medication safety and effective communication processes in the care of older people living with dementia.  What is your current…

13 Feb 2018, by Frankie Brewer
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