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Film takes viewers beyond stigma

Alzheimer’s Australia video details some simple steps towards creating a dementia-friendly nation. Three Australians living with dementia have spoken about the small things people can do to help create a dementia-friendly Australia in a video Alzheimer’s Australia launched today. In ...

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Palliative care standards open for feedback

Australia’s peak organisation for palliative care is calling for interested parties to provide feedback on the revised national draft standards. Palliative Care Australia, which has been conducting the review process for more than 12 months, is now encouraging those with ...

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Home is where the health is

Keeping our ageing population from having to leave their homes or residential aged-care facilities for medical treatment will be the priority for a new research project in Western Australia. Edith Cowan University researchers will investigate ways to reduce hospitalisation rates ...

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Dementia care forum looms

Stakeholders brace for discussion of services, outcomes and costs after government cuts. Upcoming discussions on improvements to dementia care need to focus on outcomes, an aged-care services peak body says. The forum, Dementia Care – Core Business for Aged Care, ...

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The issue of our age

Australia’s population is growing older at a faster rate than ever before, so experts are sounding off now on the best ways to manage this unprecedented demographic shift. By Angela Tufvesson.  Experts in aged care and public policy came together ...

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Government, service provider’s deal historic

Nursing facility’s labour agreement is first of its kind. By Dallas Bastian. The first direct labour agreement between the Australian Government and a health and community services provider has been announced. The formal arrangement defines employer obligations, such as the ...

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Generations on film

Residents and their families sit for snapshots as part of Queensland Seniors Week. By Dallas Bastian.  The, wallets, photo albums and mantelpieces of residents in RSL Care and their families might be a little more full after a photography session ...

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