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Cultural change needed to curb antipsychotic drug misuse

Regulation alone will not stop the overuse of antipsychotic drugs to manage the behaviour of people with dementia in aged care facilities, Australia’s chief medical officer says. Professor Brendan Murphy said cultural change and the education of doctors is needed. ...

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Older people want action on care, climate

It’s not just young voters who want action on climate change – a new poll has shown that more than half of older Australians want a greater focus on the environment from the major political parties. The survey of 3000 older ...

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Shorten ‘thinking’ on aged care pay rises

Aged care workers could be next in line for a taxpayer-aided pay rise if Labor wins power. Opposition leader Bill Shorten has already promised to lift the wages of childcare workers by $11,000 over eight years if he becomes prime ...

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