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The art of friendship

A friendship shared by two Melbourne-based artists has led to the creation of a series of portraits that explores the human condition and realities of ageing. For the past 30 years painter and sculptor Peter Wegner has met with fellow artist Graeme Doyle to ...

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Getting older a nightmare for sleep: study

Getting good quality sleep and enough of it has been proven to be a nightmare for older people. It’s well known that as people age, they sleep less and wake up more frequently. New research suggests the ageing process affects the ...

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Models for remodelling

Aged-care facilities undertaking refurbishments must consider the value and benefit to residents of every change they make. But which assessment tools should they use to help make these decisions? Updating a living environment in an aged-care facility through refurbishment may ...

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