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Awareness campaign for continence foundation

The Continence Foundation of Australia plans to launch a national campaign to draw attention to the plight of carers of people with incontinence. Tell Someone Who Cares will launch during World Continence Week in June. Supported by Carers Australia, the ...

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Aspirin could improve healing in legs

Current Australian research is looking at whether aspirin can improve the healing rates of venous leg ulcerations (VLU) in older adults. Lead researcher Dr Carolina Weller from Monash University said: “Current best practice involves compression bandaging therapy; however, 30–50 per ...

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Learn about dementia in the homeless

Homelessness and dementia will be the focus of a series of free seminars hosted by Alzheimer’s Australia NSW, in partnership with Homelessness NSW. The seminars will be on Wednesday, May 27, in Sydney and on Thursday, May 28, in Wollongong, with ...

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Aged-care acute illness project earns funding

A project aiming to improve the care of nursing home residents who develop acute illnesses has received $1.15 million from the Department of Social Services. The project is called CEDRiC (Care Co-ordination through Emergency Department, Residential Aged Care and Primary ...

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Tough go for personal carers

They’re more likely to flee their jobs than midwives or nurses – and for good reason, research shows. Personal carers are more likely to leave their present roles than midwives and nurses and report higher rates of on-the-job bullying and ...

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Researchers plot acute-care assessment system

A research team has received more than $770,000 from the Federal Department of Social Services to develop and test a new assessment system for acute hospital care. Professor Len Gray, director of the University of Queensland’s Centre for Research in ...

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