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Touch therapy: teams look to fill idle hands

When people who have made things with their hands their entire lives reach late-stage dementia, they often sit still with nothing to occupy them. Addressing this is the key to an international research project. Researchers in the UK and Australia have partnered to ...

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Art and Dementia program to expand

A program that sparks discussions between trained art guides and people with dementia will be able to reach more people through additional funding. Art and Dementia has been running at the Art Gallery of NSW since 2010. The gallery has 40 ...

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Older Chinese immigrants face higher depression risk

Older Chinese Australians are at greater risk of depression than other older people, recent research has found. The study from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI), conducted with funding from beyondblue, found that 1 in 5 older Chinese immigrants had clinically significant symptoms ...

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