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Older Chinese immigrants face higher depression risk

Older Chinese Australians are at greater risk of depression than other older people, recent research has found. The study from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), conducted with funding from beyondblue, found that 1 in 5 older Chinese immigrants had clinically significant symptoms ...

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A play for understanding

Actors are taking to the stage to explore interactions between aged-care residents, their families, staff and other health professionals in a new Australian play. Do You Know Me? is set in a residential aged-care environment and explores a number of ...

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Art, creativity take on cancer

Cancer patients will participate in creative workshops to determine how art can help them make the most of the limited energy they have and improve their wellbeing. The eight-week HeART Artful Wellbeing program is running from July to September, through ...

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Love never dies: privacy for intimacy in aged care

The taboos, assumptions and stereotypes about older people and sexual intimacy will be challenged at an upcoming conference. Hosted by Alzheimer’s Australia at COTA Victoria, the international Let’s Talk About Sex, Relationships and Intimacy event aims to push dialogue about ...

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