• Purple Day – educating the world about epilepsy

    Carol Ireland     |      March 26, 2013

    On Purple Day, Epilepsy Action Australia CEO, Carol Ireland, explains why we need to raise awareness about epilepsy and breakdown lingering misconceptions.

  • Australian Curriculum online consultation

    editor     |      March 7, 2013

    The Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA) is conducting an online consultation on draft national curricula, from Foundation to Year 10, concerning health and physical education, Chinese and Italian language education, design and technologies, and digital technologies.

  • April Falls Day

    editor     |      March 2, 2013

    April Falls Day, Wednesday 3 April, was initiated to promote falls prevention best practice in hospitals, communities and residential aged care.

  • How policy makers fail students living with disabilty

    Theresa Duncombe     |      March 1, 2013

    Assessing recent education reforms throughout the country, disability advocate, Theresa Duncombe, shares her experience as a mother of a child living with intellectual disability and the constant struggle in campaigning for equal education opportunities.

  • Brain health is important too!

    Glenn Rees     |      July 6, 2009

    How’s your health? Have you thought about it lately? Remember to mind your mind.

    You’ve probably thought about what you can do to stay physically healthy.  But what about your brain health?  Have you given it much thought? 

    If you haven’t, then now is the time to start. Even though you may feel perfectly healthy now, the changes that lead to dementia could already be occurring in your brain. 

    Australia’s population is ageing, and with it the prevalence of dementia is increasing. Dementia is a general term for more than 100 conditions causing progressive deterioration in thinking, memory and everyday abilities. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia.