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Eastern cultures more liberal about death

When people think about ageing and aged care, inevitably they are faced with having to consider the mortality of a loved one. It’s a topic not often discussed. In fact, we actively avoid it. And in failing to confront our ...

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Carers find it hard to identify themselves

A new initiative has been launched to connect Australia’s largest unpaid workforce with resources, especially in rural and regional areas. Embracing Carers, released during National Carers Week, is a global movement to recognise the role of carers worldwide, and provide ...

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Aged care exec encourages non-medicated treatments for BPSD

Renewed discussion has resurfaced about the non-medicated support of people experiencing some of the changed behaviours associated with dementia. The journal of the American Medical Association found that non-medicated treatment of behavioural issues associated with dementia is proving to be more ...

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CQUniversity project to aid informal dementia carers

An Australian researcher has designed an initiative called the Caring for Carers of People with Dementia Project in order to better support informal carers. Dr Annie Banbury from CQUniversity said, based on feedback during community workshops, it was apparent that ...

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Sport Australia grant to lift exercise among seniors

A new program managed by Sport Australia was recently launched, aimed at encouraging Australians aged 65 and over to be more active. The Move It Aus – Better Ageing grants program was spearheaded by Lisa Nugara, Sport Australia’s director of participation ...

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