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Awareness of dementia ‘shockingly low’

A new survey of the general public has revealed shockingly low awareness and understanding of dementia, says the peak body representing people with the condition. The survey of more than 1,000 people found more than 80 per cent of Australians ...

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Brushing up on aseptic technique in wound care

Health professionals hoping to learn more about aseptic technique in wound care now have access to a new consensus document by Wounds Australia. Chief executive Anne Buck said the publication will help clinicians provide evidence-based wound care and meet infection ...

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Egg-cellent way to prevent malnutrition

Malnutrition is a term used to describe an imbalance in nutrition, with a deficiency in energy, protein and other nutrients leading to unfavourable effects on body function, composition and clinical outcomes. Malnutrition is associated with a series of complications, including ...

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Muscling residents out of immobility

It’s the simple things in life, like lifting a cup of tea or getting out of a chair without any aids that Hall & Prior hopes to help residents accomplish through a resistance band training program. The program was created ...

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