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Gender affects the ageing experience

People of different genders can have vastly different experiences of later life, and this should be recognised to ensure people from all genders have the same opportunities as they age, leading advocates have said. This will be the focus of ...

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Love never dies: privacy for intimacy in aged care

The taboos, assumptions and stereotypes about older people and sexual intimacy will be challenged at an upcoming conference. Hosted by Alzheimer’s Australia at COTA Victoria, the international Let’s Talk About Sex, Relationships and Intimacy event aims to push dialogue about ...

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Trial aims to integrate mental, clinical care

The separation of mental and clinical healthcare funding is a barrier to improving wellbeing, a senior research fellow has said. To overcome this, RDNS, along with Mental Illness Fellowship Victoria, is trialling a wellness and re-enablement model of integrated physical, social and ...

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Words of experience

A large chalkboard has been installed at a ’50s and ’60s nostalgia festival in Coolangatta for community members to display their feelings on ageing. The public art installation, standing about 2 metres high and 12 metres long, is a Feros ...

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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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Their own two feet: engaging patients in fall prevention

A trial of individualised education that engages older patients in falls prevention has shown falls and resulting injuries reduced by 40 per cent. The study involved more than 3500 people across eight Western Australian aged-care rehabilitation units. It encouraged patients to develop strategies ...

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