Tag Archives: Aged

Maggots in wound of patient in aged care

A Melbourne woman says her mother would still be alive if she had received proper treatment for a pressure wound that was later infected, with maggots found inside it. Anamaria Ng wept on Wednesday while telling the Royal Commission into Aged Care how horrified she was that the wound in her mother’s heel had been… Read More »

Middle Aged Stress Associated With Smaller Brain Size And Poor Memory

Research has found that middle-aged individuals in their forties and fifties with elevated cortisol levels, a hormone associated with stress, perform worse on cognitive and memory tasks compared to individuals of the same age who have average levels of cortisol. Elevated blood cortisol levels were also linked to smaller brain volumes. One factor that’s getting… Read More »