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Filling the gaps

Improving medication management during the transition of patients from hospital to residential care. By Rohan Elliott. Problems with continuity of care upon patient transfer from hospital to a residential care facility are widely recognised. A 2007 report commissioned by the ...

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Incontinence in ethnic communities explored

Improved communication about prevention, treatment and management of incontinence would go a long way to improving awareness of the issue in ethnic communities. Annie May reports. Incontinence can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds, yet it still ...

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When only the best will do

How one provider is ensuring continence products meet its standards. By Darragh O Keeffe. It’s every provider’s nightmare. Your continence supplier changes products, without notifying you. And unfortunately, the new products result in unsatisfactory products, unhappy staff and unhappy clients. ...

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Nipping it in the bud

Darragh O Keeffe looks at ongoing efforts to keep community care clients continent for longer. Incontinence is one of the most prevalent reasons for a person’s entering residential aged care. It makes sense, therefore, to educate seniors in the community ...

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Time for a change in priorities

The widespread belief of many health professionals that incontinence is an inevitable part of the ageing process is hampering improvement in care, writes Annie May. Its prevalence is high and consequences immense. Yet the recognition of continence problems remains low. ...

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In the driver’s seat

New network to give people with dementia a voice in policy and service provision. Australians affected by dementia will be able to shape and influence dementia services and research through a new project bringing together industry, researchers and those affected ...

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Spreading the word

Innovative Australian model of dementia care goes global. Created to inspire participants to implement the award winning ‘Spark of Life’ approach in their own aged care facilities, Dementia Care Australia recently launched an international certificate course in Perth. Consisting of ...

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Talkin’ bout a revolution

UK expert slams Australia’s spend on dementia research A revolution in attitudes and approaches to dementia is needed before it’s too late, according to international expert Professor Julian Hughes. Hughes, who is currently in Australia on a lecture tour, said ...

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