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Sense of safety

Homes equipped with devices that collect data on health and activities could help more seniors stay home longer. The challenge of keeping people at home is resulting in the development of technologies that can create safer independent living environments for ...

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All’s well for dream facility

New Sunshine Coast health and well-being precinct ready to serve the region.  All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: ...

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New look can help now

Don’t wait for the next generation of hospitals, a few changes can make current environments better for dementia patients.  Admission to hospital can be a confusing and frightening experience for people with dementia. Their problems with memory, orientation and confusion ...

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Worth a visit

A tour of aged-care sites in Europe and the UK leaves local officials encouraged and enlightened.  Australia’s senior living and aged-care sectors’ skills and expertise are on par with their European contemporaries, according to results from a recent study tour. ...

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Keep it clean

Hygiene in the last two decades has improved for a lot of those living in aged care, but as research shows, the rise in multi-resistant bacteria is still a major concern.  For 20 years, Christina Kenneally, a now-retired nurse, has ...

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Creating living space for dementia sufferers

Dementia residents require highly specific living arrangements that help reduce confusion and frustration if they are to effectively negotiate their later years.  Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability in Australians aged 65 years or older, with more than ...

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