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Plaque in the brain linked to Alzheimer’s disease

CSIRO discovers red flag for brain degeneration. Australian scientists have identified an early warning sign for Alzheimer’s, evident in the brain years before the disease causes any cognitive decline. Scientists at the CSIRO have mapped the presence of amyloid-beta “plaques” ...

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The dreaded diarrhoea

Gaye Philpott looks at faecal incontinence. Constipation is a common frustration for many residents and the staff who care for them in aged care facilities. However, an even bigger frustration can be diarrhoea. Combine diarrhoea with an inability to get ...

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New device hits market

New technology promises to change continence management. The revolutionary Simpad, previously reported in INsite last year, is about to become available to residential facilities as it makes its commercial launch next month. Trading as SIMsystem, the device is an automated ...

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Continence first hits Australia

Men are the big winners from new range of continence products, writes Megan Stoyles. You can have any model you want as long as it’s black. This might have worked for Henry Ford and his T-model Ford 100 years ago, ...

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A little care goes a long way

Improving the quality of life for residents with catheters. Mr Brown is a frail elderly 87 year old man, residing in your facility. He has a catheter in place to drain his bladder, because his enlarged prostate is blocking off ...

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Forecasting future industry need

New research sheds light on the factors that influence management attitudes towards continence products, writes Megan Stoyles. Over-regulation and tight funding are the major factors impacting on purchasing continence products, according to new research. SCS Hygiene Australia recently collaborated with ...

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Unwrapping a big issue

Ann Rudowski outlines some simple strategies to reduce skin tears. Skin tears have in the past received little attention with the apparent view that they are necessarily a consequence of ageing; clearly this is not the case. While ageing is ...

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