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Whole of Tasmania to tackle dementia risk

A new project will see researchers work to help shift the dementia risk of an entire state. The largest of its kind, the study has been designed to empower people to self-manage significant modifiable dementia risk factors. Launched today by ...

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Dementia group issues global wakeup call

Unless something changes, there is no way the World Health Organization’s (WHO) dementia targets will be met. That’s what a new report from Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) boils down to. ADI says the primary target of the Global action plan ...

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Big myth around the flu shot

It looks increasingly likely this will be one of Australia’s worst flu seasons on record, yet despite the potentially deadly consequences, some people still refuse to be vaccinated. Last year, half of Aussies admitted they had no plans to get a flu ...

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Morning workouts can boost working memory: study

Want to improve your working memory and decision-making throughout the day? Try regular morning workouts. That’s the message to older adults from Australian experts, whose research showed morning exercise, combined with brief light-intensity walking breaks to sedentary behaviour during the day, ...

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Royal commission Sydney hearing: final days

The last two days of the Sydney hearing kept up the theme of medical restraints in aged care. Josef Ibrahim spoke at length on psychotropic misuse and we also heard from Christina Bolger, executive director, regulatory policy and performance at ...

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