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Diversity in dementia research vital, expert says

Greater support is needed for diverse and outside-the-box approaches to researching dementia causes and treatments, a leading expert has said. Speaking at the National Dementia Congress taking place in Melbourne last week, Dr Bryce Vissel – head of neurodegeneration research at ...

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Lazarus backs nurses on staffing concerns

The Palmer United Party has thrown its weight behind the ANMF’s ongoing campaign to improve nurse-to-patient staffing ratios in aged care. ANMF leaders met with senator Glenn Lazarus in Canberra earlier this week and said the PUP Senate leader pledged ...

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CDC Summit: licence bias and IT providers

In the latest aged-care approval rounds, few consumer directed care (CDC) licences went to the private sector. There is a bias,  SummitCare chief executive Cynthia Payne said at a CDC summit in Sydney recently. “As a private provider trying to get into that ...

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$54.5 million to build dementia response teams

The federal government is to commit $54.5 million over four years towards dementia support services for the establishment of a number of new Severe Behaviour Response Teams (SBRT). In a statement, assistant minister for social services Mitch Fifield explained that ...

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NHMRC targets dementia in 2015

Prevention, improved diagnosis and better overall care were nominated by the National Health and Medical Research Council as the three key aspects of dementia in need of greater research focus in 2015. The announcement is based on a survey of 187 consumers ...

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