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Good design can support independence

Creating a built environment that accommodates people with dementia is one of the greatest challenges faced today by the building and design industries. Dementia has become a major health priority, with the number of people living with dementia in Australia ...

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Councils get advice for being dementia-friendly

Take small steps to embed dementia-friendly principles into council functions, find dementia-friendly champions and consult with members of the community with dementia and their families and carers. These are just some of the tips from Alzheimer’s Australia Vic’s new toolkit ...

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Benetas steps forward on sensor floors

An Australian aged-care provider will be scoping out the benefits of sensor flooring. Benetas will install the technology, which originated from Aalto University, in Espoo, Finland, beneath the regular flooring at the provider’s new St Paul’s Terrace Aged Care Apartments aged-care ...

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Laughter Garden cheery for all ages

A dementia-friendly garden has opened to residents at the IRT Sarah Claydon Care Centre. The space, dubbed The Laughter Garden, resembles an Australian backyard and streetscape and aims to provide a familiar environment for residents with dementia to enjoy. IRT ...

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Carinity starts switch to solar power

A Queensland aged-care provider has switched three aged-care communities to solar power under a $1.1 million plan that will have most of its sites relying on renewable energy by the end of the year. Carinity plans to begin converting another ...

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Lively appeal

Modern facilities are designed to support vibrant, active residents and their families in the heart of the greater community. By Alicia Brown As Australia’s baby boomer generation heads into retirement in the coming years, demand for modern aged-care facilities is ...

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