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Pushing ageing onto the agenda

One of the most important issues in the election has to be caring for older Australians and how we will deal with a rapidly greying population. Louis White reports Other issues facing the sector are workforce training and recruitment, regulatory ...

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Robots at our service

Trials by two universities involving advanced technology are aimed at increasing the emotional wellbeing of patients with dementia. By Aileen Macalintal and Amie Larter La Trobe University hopes to improve the lifestyle of mild dementia sufferers through engagement with specially ...

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National program to increase radiation therapy

Cancer patients are set to get improved access to radiation therapy as Monash University leads a new program across Australian universities to be implemented by the middle of next year. The national program will help improve access to radiation treatments ...

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When to fortify food

Building up meals for those who need them is not expensive, writes Samantha Murray Malnutrition rates currently remain around 50 per cent in Australian residential aged care facilities. As we all know, malnutrition increases the risk of falls, rates of ...

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Making it feel like home

Manufacturers are now keen to supply materials for the sector, but co-ordinating the overall design can be a challenge, writes Ellie Roberts The aged care industry is evolving as with most other aspects of our modern society, perhaps even more ...

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