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Unpaid carers worth $60.3 billion a year

If the care provided by family members and friends of people who are aged, chronically ill or have a disability were provided by paid carers, the estimated cost would total $60.3 billion this year alone. That’s one finding of the Deloitte Access Economics ...

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Funding wave to boost dementia research

The minister for health and ageing, Sussan Ley, has launched a three-pronged approach to support dementia research in the quest for new treatments, models of care and preventive measures. Ley announced $35.6 million in funding would go towards six dementia research ...

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Live long & get by

Australians are working later in life to make ends meet. By James Wells With the average Australian life expectancy increasing, a report shows more and more senior citizens are working to finance their retirement. Life expectancy rates are more than 80 years ...

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Cannabis trials to focus on quality of life

The palliative care provider set to lead the nation’s first medical cannabis trial states that the pilot could help improve the care of people with advanced or terminal illnesses. The state government-funded $9 million clinical trial is aiming to determine what role medical cannabis can play ...

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Duo teams up to keep older Australians working

Two Australian organisations have signed a Statement of Intent to boost older people’s participation in the workforce. Under the partnership, the IRT Foundation and Australian Human Rights Commission will work with employers to find ways to keep older Australians in work. Alison Errey, head ...

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