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Podcast: Interview with Roslyn Oades

Director Roslyn Oades has created a new stage show where young actors tell the stories of people in aged care and senior actors tell audiences what it’s like to be finishing school. Hello, Goodbye & Happy Birthday is a headphone ...

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Alzheimer’s blood test promises early detection

A blood test for the diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease has been developed. The test, made by University of Melbourne researchers, has the potential to improve detections of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease to 91 per cent accuracy. Brain imaging can detect ...

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Turning grey into gold

The rapid ageing of the population is an alarming development but with the right planning and technology it can be a chance for tremendous growth and gains for all. By Everald Compton People are growing older and many fear old ...

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NHMRC grants target dementia, pain

The NHMRC has announced the aged-related research that has received funding in the latest round of grants. The Centre for Research Excellence in Translation of Research into Improved Outcomes in Musculoskeletal Pain and Health received $2.5 million. “This Centre is led ...

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To help them help others

A government-funded program offering workshops and online learning on palliative care and advance care planning to GPs and aged-care staff has officially launched.  Decision Assist specifically targets staff who look after elderly recipients of aged-care packages, either in the home ...

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