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Lifelong living spaces

Whole-of-life housing’s a growth issue for builders and developers as people aim to live at home for as long as possible. By Dallas Bastian. A lot of people are ageing in homes that aren’t suitable to their needs, according to industry ...

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Track to the future

A blue-sky forum brought together speakers and strategists to mapping the possibility and challenge on the path to progress.  Aged- and community-care service providers can’t turn a blind eye to technology anymore. That’s the message from the Make HASTE Expo, ...

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Art and soul

A recent exhibition offered inspiring self-expression for people who struggle to be heard.By Dallas Bastian. Elderly people with dementia have had the opportunity to see their artworks on public display through an exhibition that showcases their memories and past lives. ...

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HOME truths

The voice of a 70-year-old carries the experience of ageing alone into the minds of the public. By Dallas Bastian. Members of the public get a fly-on-the-wall look at what it’s like for older people living alone in their homes, ...

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Read a plate like a book

The secrets of monitoring food intake in aged care.  One of the most important aspects of aged care meal services is to ensure that residents are eating sufficient food and drinking enough fluids. This is important so they do not ...

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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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