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Being dementia friendly, not dementia fearful

Organisations and community providers need to acknowledge and understand the fears that exist among staff surrounding dementia before positive change in the way care is provided can take place, a dementia consultant has argued. Michelle Harris, dementia consultant with Bethanie ...

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Driving independence

Driverless cars may soon be on Australia’s roads, helping older people in the community and in aged-care lead independent lives. Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey recently said driverless cars will transform the lives of older Australians in the future, and Jeffrey Soar ...

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App and education help foster person-centred care

A mobile app and strong leadership are helping to ensure people with dementia receive individualised care, an academic has said. Care for a person with dementia is not always person-centred, Dr Lisa Clinnick said, and the institutionalised nature of care – the need to ...

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Tackling the tough issues

The hard to solve health and community problems that persist despite considerable effort are the issues that a recently appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) is drawn to. The Mitchell Institute’s director of health policy, Rosemary Calder, said: ...

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Wellness lessons from Finland

A director of wellness at an Australian aged-care provider has adopted some of the aspects of the Finnish approach to wellbeing within aged care. “In Finland, the model basically works upon [benchmarking] all of the aged-care organisations in Finland. Whoever is ...

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Wound care, research and education at one site

A clinic providing wound care has received Blue Care’s Living the Values award for its approach to leading through learning and working collaboratively. The clinic is a collaborative service from the University of the Sunshine Coast and Blue Care Maroochy ...

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