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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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Respect identity of people in palliative care: expert

An international expert is urging greater emphasis on carers and health professionals reinforcing the identity of individuals with limiting or terminal illness. Speaking in advance of her scheduled address at the upcoming Palliative Care Australia (PCA) conference in Melbourne, senior ...

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Intergenerational care the future for dementia?

An intergenerational model of care needs to be established in order to prevent carers becoming overwhelmed, a team of Griffith University researchers have found. Professor Anneke Fitzgerald and doctors Nerina Vecchio and Katrina Radford are leading an investigation into developing such a model ...

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The internet goes grey

‘GranTechies’ are taking to the internet in unprecedented numbers for social connectivity and convenience. By James Wells Grandparents are one of the most tech-savvy groups in Australia. Research shows older people are embracing broadband and smart devices to stay in ...

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Behind-the-wheel habits drive studies

Balancing safety with people’s need to stay on the road is a big part of two studies into the driving habits of older people. The preliminary results of a 5-year study into the driving patterns and behaviours of people aged 70 and above ...

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