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Older Australians’ household wealth rising: report

Australians aged 55–64 represent the wealthiest households in Australia, while those over 65 have experienced the fastest growth in household wealth, a longitudinal study has found. The Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) Report found that prior to 2014, ...

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Report energises physical activity push

The Heart Foundation has urged Australians to move more and sit less, following the release of its new report highlighting the importance of physical activity as a risk factor in the prevention and management of cardiovascular disease. Former chair of ...

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Intimacy in aged care needs policy protection: paper

Staff enter residents’ rooms without knocking. Couples receive single beds. Workers gossip about residents. These are some of the ways PhD candidate Alison Rahn, from the University of New England’s School of Behavioural, Cognitive and Social Sciences, said some aged-care facilities prevent couples ...

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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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