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Most Brits favour multi-generational homes

Three-fifths of Britons would be willing to buy a house with other members of their family and live in a multi-generational home, a survey has found. Some 60 per cent of people would consider living with multiple generations of their ...

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$25m for older adult advocacy network

Aged & Community Services Australia (ACSA) has welcomed the launch of a strengthened support network for older Australians accessing aged care services. Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt yesterday launched the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) and said it would ...

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AMA supports older doctor health checks

Australia’s peak medical body has thrown its support behind moves to require older doctors to undergo mandatory health checks to prove their competence. The Medical Board of Australia will introduce new safeguards to protect patient safety and strengthen community trust ...

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Marriage linked to dementia risk

Marrying a significant other may lower a person’s risk of developing dementia, a new study suggests. The researchers drew from 15 studies published up to the end of 2016 that looked at the potential role of marital status on dementia ...

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Pensioners squeezed out of cities

A single person on welfare can no longer afford to rent in Australia’s cities and would need 150 per cent of their income to live in Sydney. The Rental Affordability Index, released today, has painted a bleak picture for pensioners, ...

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