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Seniors safer, less wealthy here than overseas

Australia lags behind many Western European and other countries in income security for seniors. The information comes from HelpAge International’s Global AgeWatch Index, which ranks 96 countries according to the wellbeing of older people. Australia’s pension coverage amongst people age 65 ...

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Parkinson’s workers seek help

As the number of Australians affected by Parkinson’s and other movement disorders continues to mount, so too does the need for specialist nurses. In Australia, there are just over 30 nurses who work specifically with Parkinson’s and movement disorders – ...

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Indigenous health lacking a dementia focus

Dementia is a serious concern for Indigenous communities and should receive a higher priority, an Alzheimer’s Australia report released today stated. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People and Dementia: A Review of the Research involves findings from studies conducted in ...

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Retrofit and save

Experts discuss some of the best upgrades for improving sustainability and wellbeing. Aged-care providers are turning to external experts and their own team members to find ways of updating existing infrastructure to improve sustainability. Town planner and board member of the ...

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Being dementia-friendly means tackling isolation

Social isolation was found to be a major issue associated with a diagnosis of dementia, new findings have shown. Alzheimer’s Australia’s report Living with Dementia in the Community: challenges and opportunities, launched at the group’s Parliamentary Friends of Dementia meeting ...

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Breathe, smile, heal

Teacher demonstrates simple exercises that can produce extensive health benefits.  He’s an academic, researcher, clown doctor, teacher of tai chi and qigong – Bernie Warren is teaching people the world over to “breathe and smile”. Warren recently visited Victoria-based Emmy ...

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Get tough on crime

A security expert says many aged-care facilities aren’t as safe as they should be and offers some technology and techniques to improve. By Amie Larter Aged-care facilities are easy pickings for criminals, compared with many other places of work and ...

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i.on the prize at ITAC awards

Compliance software product plays role in success for multiple winners. By Dallas Bastian A governance, risk and compliance software company and one team that implemented its product were both big winners at the Information Technology in Aged Care (ITAC) 2014 ...

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