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YouTube channel tunes in to seniors

The number of subscribers to a YouTube channel dedicated to over 55s has risen, and the production team said seniors are flocking to the video-sharing site. The IRT Foundation launched The Good Life last year and it recently hit 500 subscribers. ...

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Benetas steps forward on sensor floors

An Australian aged-care provider will be scoping out the benefits of sensor flooring. Benetas will install the technology, which originated from Aalto University, in Espoo, Finland, beneath the regular flooring at the provider’s new St Paul’s Terrace Aged Care Apartments aged-care ...

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Parkinson’s lesser-known symptoms get spotlight

Healthcare workers attuned to the hidden bladder and bowel symptoms of Parkinson’s are better able to help mitigate their added burden, and peak bodies are working to raise awareness. Ahead of World Parkinson’s Day, on April 11, the Continence Foundation of Australia ...

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Facility aims to connect with Aboriginal people

Leaders of a West Australian aged-care facility say their pastoral care approach, designed to meet the needs of Aboriginal residents, can be reproduced in other aged-care communities. Rosemary Hogan, head of residential care at Southern Cross Care (WA), said the ...

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Help older Australians beat the heat

Industry leaders and academics are prompting Australians to be mindful of elderly people as hot weather sweeps parts of the country. University of Queensland School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work director of teaching and learning associate professor Christine Brown ...

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Free hearing checks

Australian Hearing, in partnership with Sigma Pharmaceuticals, has kickstarted its free hearing checks and hearing aid health checks for this year. The program offers adults non-invasive, in-pharmacy checks that take about 15 minutes. Emma Scanlan, principal audiologist, adults, with Australian ...

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More medicines, less health

Taking multiple medicines may put older Australians at risk of frailty and death, new research has found. The study, led by Monash University in collaboration with the University of Sydney, found that increases in the Drug Burden Index, which measures ...

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