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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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REM sleep linked to dementia risk

A lack of rapid eye movement (REM) sleep has been tied to greater risk of dementia in new research. REM is the last of five phases the brain cycles through during sleep. The first two include light sleep and the ...

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Dying to Know Day

Dying to Know Day is an annual event, occurring on 8 August in 2017. This yearly event, which started in 2013, is about promoting death literacy in the wider community to ensure end of life wishes are met. There are ...

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