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Calls for greater diversity in carer support

Greater recognition of the diversity within Australia’s population of carers has been urged by a national forum. Experts lament the high number of ‘hidden carers’ looking after loved ones with little or no support. Delegates attending the Council on the Ageing’s ...

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TPP to harm drug access, cost: health leaders

Nurses have penned an open letter to trade ministers and government leaders warning about a range of detrimental effects on Australia’s and other nations’ health systems from a key international trade agreement. The controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) has been spruiked by the Australian ...

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Draft national guidelines for dementia available

The Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre (CDPC) has released a consultation draft of Australia’s first national guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of dementia. The release of the document, to which responses and submissions will remain open until May 15, is part ...

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$54.5 million to build dementia response teams

The federal government is to commit $54.5 million over four years towards dementia support services for the establishment of a number of new Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT). In a statement, assistant minister for social services Mitch Fifield explained that ...

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