A Queensland woman says she's shocked an insurer ignored a number of 'red flags' when selling a $15,000 funeral insurance policy over the phone to her mother who has dementia.
Video and photos obtained by the ABC show dementia patients strapped to their chairs in a Sydney nursing home — a practice the Australian Law Reform Commission says could constitute elder abuse.
Strong medications normally reserved for the very mentally unwell are being used too often and freely on elderly patients, causing damaging side effects and premature death.
Our bodies and brains get knocked around as we age — and diet plays a critical role in keeping us healthy. So why aren't we talking about the future of our food?
A Melbourne family is concerned at how their 86-year-old mother with early-stage dementia could be signed up to an energy account, issued a $2,500 bill, and then chased by a collection agency.
The number of people living with dementia in Australia continues to rise, the latest data from Dementia Australia shows, with experts predicting 1.1 million people will be living with the disease by 2056.
A Hawke government minister who used his political connections to lobby for a cure for Alzheimer's disease dies at age 82.
Drinking up to four cups of coffee a day is more likely to benefit than harm your health, experts say, after a review brings together more than 200 studies on the health impacts of the beverage.