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Podcast: Interview with Jean-Paul Bell

For the final podcast in the creative ageing series, Aged Care Insite spoke to the creative director of the Arts Health Institute Jean-Paul Bell. Bell is co-founder of the Humour Foundation and authored a book in 2010 called Laughter is ...

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Podcast: Interview with Sue Broadway

The Play Up Convention will feature a workshop and talk from one the founding members of Circus Oz, Sue Broadway. She is the artistic director at Westside Circus in Melbourne and a creative fellow at the State Library of Victoria. ...

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Podcast: Interview with Bridget Brandon

In the next instalment of our creative ageing podcast series, Bridget Brandon sheds light on life writing. Brandon is the founder of Storyworks – a company that helps teach people how to write their life story. She will also be ...

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Podcast: Interview with Tim Sharp

Aged Care Insite spoke to Dr Timothy Sharp, adjunct professor in positive psychology at the University of Technology, Sydney and RMIT University. Sharp runs a clinical psychology practice and executive coaching practice and is the founder of The Happiness Institute, ...

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RDNS achieves in China

Royal District Nursing Service (RDNS) was named a finalist in the inaugural Australia-China Achievement Awards yesterday. Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced the finalists and winners at a parliamentary dinner for Chinese president Xi Jinping on Tuesday. The awards cover arts, education ...

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Senior residency report scuttles myths

A report that looks into where seniors live in NSW was launched at State Parliament House in Sydney yesterday. Chief executive of COTA NSW Ian Day said the 50+Report – compiling the findings of COTA NSW’s 2014 state-wide consumer survey ...

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GPs working heavier caseloads

GPs are working harder now than they were a decade ago and older patients accounted for about a third of their clinical workload in 2013–14, new research shows. The results come from two reports published today from the Family Medicine Research ...

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Mind + body, happy together

The links between mental and physical care must be acknowledged and understood to treat the whole patient. By Debra Thoms Understanding the integral link between physical and mental health is the first step towards providing positive, holistic care to those ...

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