Elderly Falls
Vicki Tuchtan
Vicki Tuchtan May 11, 2016

Falling Through The Cracks: Why More Falls Research In Residential Aged Care Is Required

Falls are a serious issue for the elderly. Without the flexibility, muscle and bone strength of the young, many falls lead to injury, loss of independence or in some severe cases, can even trigger a downwards spiral leading to death. It is estimated that one in three people over the age of 65 in Australia fall each year. According to Dr Francis Bachelor, Deputy Director of Health Promotions and stream leader for Falls and Balance at the National Ageing Research...
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Vicki Tuchtan

Vicki Tuchtan

Academic Director At Aged Care

Vicki is the Academic Director at Sage Institute of Aged Care. She oversees learning processes, teaching outcomes, resources and course development. A passionate advocate for bettering standards of Aged Care Training in Australia, she is currently writing her PhD thesis on defining quality training in the Australian vocational education sector.

Alzheimer's blood test
Vicki Tuchtan
Vicki Tuchtan Nov 4, 2015

Could Your Blood Type Influence Susceptibility to Alzheimer’s?

A new research study from the University of Sheffield suggests that our blood type may have more of an influence on protecting our brain from disease than previously thought. A promising development that may have the potential to unveil another piece of the puzzle supporting Alzheimer’s research. The University of Sheffield journal Brain Research Bulletin, suggests that individuals with ‘Type O’ blood have larger grey matter in the cerebellum. The region of the brain involved with seeing and hearing, memory...
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