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Link between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s

New research has confirmed links between sleep apnea and Alzheimer’s disease, after uncovering identical signs of brain damage in both conditions. The results of the clinical study by Australian and Icelandic researchers, led by RMIT University, has been published in ...

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Social leave rule waived until 2021

Earlier this year, many older Australians made the decision to leave aged care facilities and move back into the community to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 – and now they won’t need to move back at the end of this month to ...

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Fears aged care staff were ‘stealing’ PPE

Victoria’s chief medical officer has defended the state’s PPE as reports emerge that Victoria’s supplies have fallen to alarmingly low levels. Personal protective equipment was not given to aged care facilities over fears it was being stolen by staff, an email released by ...

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Keating pitches HECS-style aged care loans

Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has told the aged care royal commission it should consider recommending a HECS-style loan for older Australians to pay for their care. At today’s hearing, Keating said the approach was superior to a pre-funding model, ...

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