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The Tinder of dementia research

Dementia is the second leading cause of death in Australia, and to better understand the disease research is vital. Finding willing people for trials and research can be difficult for academics and studies show that of terminated dementia clinical trials, ...

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Aged care advocate in court on defamation charge

Aged care advocate Heather Mansell-Brown is in a Brisbane court this week, accused of defamation. Mansell-Brown is being sued by Maxine Noone, a clinical care manager at the Yallambe Centenary Retirement Village in Queensland. The case relates to a number ...

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Osteoporosis: the silent disease of aged care

Residential aged care facilities can be doing more to treat osteoporosis and can do better to prevent falls and osteoporosis-related fractures. These are the conclusions from a new study looking at anti-osteoporosis medication use in aged care. The study also ...

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