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The very picture of ageing

Researchers from the University of Western Australia have received a grant to explore the use of photographs as tools to help change perceptions about older people. “Winning this grant will allow us to make important inroads in developing teaching and ...

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Hit the gym and the books for your brain

Low IQs and lack of exercise combine for greatest risk of early dementia. By Dallas Bastian. Those who exercise regularly and have high IQs are less likely to develop early-onset dementia, recent research shows. The study was a collaboration between ...

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Space for design excellence

Architecture group publishes collection of the best in projects for older people.  Some of the best architectural feats in the ageing space have been compiled in a new book. Architecture for an Ageing Population showcases projects in assisted living, continuing ...

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Positive self-image

Vance Ingham has always been the resident photographer; he and other seniors put their pictures on display in the Retirement and Lifestyle Expo.  Residents of a community care centre can see their photographs on display as part of exhibitions in ...

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Restraints can go off the rails

Take care not to restrict patients’ legal rights when looking to tie them down, or you could end up in a bind.  A case before the Guardianship Tribunal (as it was then called) in New South Wales in late 20131 ...

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Body mass increase?

Study finds that seniors aged over 65 may lower morbidity risk by carrying a few more kilos. People aged over 65 who are overweight may live longer, according to new research. A study from Deakin University found older people with ...

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They’re playing their song

Alkira residents set the playlist for popular radio show.  Residents at Blue Care Alkira Aged Care Facility get to run their very own radio show, allowing them to connect with the community. Staff and residents are able to request songs ...

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