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Dementia burden not reflected in trials activity

A review of clinical trial activity relating to dementia has found it is far lower than researchers had anticipated given the condition’s growing prevalence and national disease burden. The analysis, carried out by researchers at the National Health and Medical ...

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Seize the opportunity to reform scope of practice

Health reform gives nurses a golden opportunity to develop a new vision for what the profession can be in the future. Understanding scope of practice is an important part of seizing this chance. Allison Willis, principal consultant at the Health Objective, made this point with ...

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Love never dies: privacy for intimacy in aged care

The taboos, assumptions and stereotypes about older people and sexual intimacy will be challenged at an upcoming conference. Hosted by Alzheimer’s Australia at COTA Victoria, the international Let’s Talk About Sex, Relationships and Intimacy event aims to push dialogue about ...

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Trial aims to integrate mental, clinical care

The separation of mental and clinical healthcare funding is a barrier to improving wellbeing, a senior research fellow has said. To overcome this, RDNS, along with Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, is trialling a wellness and re-enablement model of integrated physical, social and ...

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