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Palliative care wish list

Australia remains a long way from providing everyone with access to quality end-of-life care, the nation’s peak palliative care group states. “We remain a very long way from achieving our goals,” Palliative Care Australia chief executive Liz Callaghan said. The ...

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Being dementia friendly, not dementia fearful

Organisations and community providers need to acknowledge and understand the fears that exist among staff surrounding dementia before positive change in the way care is provided can take place, a dementia consultant has argued. Michelle Harris, dementia consultant with Bethanie ...

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Driving independence

Driverless cars may soon be on Australia’s roads, helping older people in the community and in aged-care lead independent lives. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey recently said driverless cars will transform the lives of older Australians in the future, and Jeffrey Soar ...

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