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Good design can support independence

Creating a built environment that accommodates people with dementia is one of the greatest challenges faced today by the building and design industries. Dementia has become a major health priority, with the number of people living with dementia in Australia ...

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Health Department higher-up to lead Calvary

Former secretary of the Department of Health Martin Bowles will soon head Calvary Health Care. Bowles was announced as the new national chief executive following news of the retirement of current organisation lead Mark Doran. Founded in 1885 by the ...

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REM sleep linked to dementia risk

A lack of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep has been tied to greater risk of dementia in new research. REM is the last of five phases the brain cycles through during sleep. The first two include light sleep and the ...

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Mechanical carers or a caring world?

I have just returned from the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics in San Francisco. Held every four years, like the Olympics of ageing, it’s an opportunity to learn about new research on ageing in all its glorious complexity. With ...

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