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Living alone linked with dementia: new study

Social isolation might be a greater risk factor for dementia than previously believed. That’s according to researchers from University College London (UCL). They found that people over age 55 who live alone are 30 per cent more likely to develop ...

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Victoria records 317 coronavirus cases

Victoria has reported two more deaths and 317 coronavirus cases, making it Australia’s largest daily increase during the pandemic. Two men in their 80s have died, bringing the total deaths in the state to 29 and upping the national toll ...

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Royal commission to extend into 2021

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has granted the aged care royal commission’s request for an extension. Originally meant to wrap up November, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will now deliver its final report by 26 February, 2021. ...

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