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Head piece: light sculpture illuminates brain

An interactive sculpture representing the brain is lighting up the Forecourt, St Kilda Road, at Arts Centre Melbourne, this week. Alzheimer’s Australia Vic said Affinity, a web of interconnected orbs representing neurons in the brain, is a way of visually ...

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Author says sex after 60 is still nifty

Ditch the ick when thinking about older age sexuality. That was one of the messages Joan Price, an advocate for ageless sexuality from the US, brought to Alzheimer’s Australia Vic and COTA Victoria’s Let’s Talk About Sex Conference. Price said there ...

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Filmmaker’s 92-year-old leading man a hit

At age 92, filmmaker Corinne Maunder’s great-uncle Peter still makes deliveries in his truck and talks with passion about the importance of staying active into old age. Maunder, founder and executive producer at Fire Films, captured this on film in ...

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Older men get less HIV testing

A new study has found men over 60 are less likely than younger men to get tested for HIV. In light of the finding, Dr Carole Khaw, from the University of Adelaide’s School of Medicine and Clinic 275 Infectious Diseases ...

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Sweetness and light

Modern design recognises the importance of proper illumination in quality of life for residents. By Brian Kimberley As we age, no one escapes the implications of diminishing eyesight. Adjustments are made through glasses and other aids but one of the ...

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Milk, for all it’s worth

Improving dairy intake can make a big impact on malnutrition in aged-care residents. Malnutrition in aged care is common; more than half of residents have the condition or are at risk of it. Malnutrition is associated with increased falls risk, ...

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Young eye for the old guy

High school students and aged-care residents will link up to learn about online safety. University of the Sunshine Coast researchers and campus-based organisation iDcare, which supports victims of identity crime, launched the program in an effort to reduce online identity ...

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