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Dogs 4 Dementia: furry friends providing care

The month of Dogtober is upon us. A campaign for awareness by Assistance Dogs Australia, this month also brings with it a government-funded project for dementia care at home.  Dogs 4 Dementia gives access to a specially trained assistance dog for couples ...

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Aged care not supporting LGBTI seniors: Baptcare

LGBTI seniors rarely receive safe, inclusive, person-centred care within their community, a report by Baptcare Victoria has found. This systemic problem arises from the often unintentional marginalisation of LGBTI needs in aged care. “A lot of people scratch their heads and go, ...

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Psychotropic medicine use high in the community

Psychotropic medicine use is high in people living with dementia in the community, and often not in line with therapeutic guidelines. This was one of the key findings from a project that reviewed the medication records of people with cognitive impairment who ...

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Those sex talks are important

It’s important for health professionals to start conversations about sex, because if they don’t, often the patient won’t. This is a key point clinical associate professor Darren Russell, a sexual health physician and director of sexual health at Cairns Sexual ...

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