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$25m for older adult advocacy network

Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) has welcomed the launch of a strengthened support network for older Australians accessing aged care services. Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt yesterday launched the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and said it would ...

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AMA supports older doctor health checks

Australia’s peak medical body has thrown its support behind moves to require older doctors to undergo mandatory health checks to prove their competence. The Medical Board of Australia will introduce new safeguards to protect patient safety and strengthen community trust ...

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Marriage linked to dementia risk

Marrying a significant other may lower a person’s risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. The researchers drew from 15 studies published up to the end of 2016 that looked at the potential role of marital status on dementia ...

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New Zealand Christmas card movement gains momentum

The New Zealand Aged Care Association (NZACA) has got behind a nationwide initiative to get Christmas cards to New Zealand’s elderly who might find the festive time of year a lonely one. The Herald’s story shared how Hannah Rodgers and ...

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