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Parkinson’s test as simple as tapping on a keyboard

A test that uses artificial intelligence to detect early Parkinson’s disease more accurately diagnoses the condition than non-specialist clinicians, a new study says. Charles Sturt University’s Warwick Adams, a School of Computing and Mathematics PhD student, said his research found ...

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Queue for home care grows

The number of senior Australians seeking home care packages has grown by 14 per cent in just the last quarter, new data shows. LASA chief executive Sean Rooney said the figures released by the Department of Health prove the need ...

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Be careful what you wish for this Christmas

What can we learn from overseas experience with care markets? For those interested in developing Australian aged care into what the Aged Care Roadmap has termed “a consumer-driven market-based system”, it is time to look to the US. This market has ...

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Hounds of love: ex-athletes in aged care

Maintaining health and wellbeing among the elderly is complex. Yet some aged care facilities, both here and overseas, are choosing to house ex-athletes in a bid to improve residents’ quality of life. In fact, it’s a growing trend. Why is ...

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