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Older Australians urged to find time for bowel screening

People are too busy to participate in the national bowel screening program even though the three-minute test could save their life. Data released on Monday shows 40 per cent of respondents who received the free and potentially life-saving bowel cancer ...

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New Alzheimer’s definition proposed

Alzheimer’s researchers have proposed a radical change in the way the disease is defined, focusing on biological changes in the body rather than clinical symptoms such as memory loss and cognitive decline. The new research framework, released on Tuesday by ...

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An ageing Australia and its impact

New findings released today show the extent of cognitive ageing and decline trends across Australia. Conducted by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) and Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), the report highlights the lifestyle factors attributed to ...

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“Innovative microtown” confirmed for QLD

A “microtown” for seniors with complex care needs has been confirmed for Queensland, and will help those with younger onset dementia. NewDirection Care announced the “inclusive” residential care community would be built between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast, and designed ...

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Breaking taboos about death and dying

Researchers at the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) are investigating how well Australians communicate about end of life care, and are seeking participants for the project. The project will also identify the care services provided to residents during the last ...

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