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Active people add six years to their life

Being active and engaging in a healthy lifestyle into your 70s can make a huge difference to your life expectancy, a Swedish study suggests. Academics at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute analysed the lifestyles of 1810 people aged over 75. The findings, ...

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Advantages of social media explained

Older West Australians will be given a crash course in social media thanks to a Murdoch University public relations and digital media lecturer. Renae Desai from the school of media communication and culture will be helping members of the Westcoast ...

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Common hurdles to staying at home

Experts tell Darragh O Keeffe about things that hinder people being able to stay at home Manager of the South East Sydney Home Maintenance and Modification Scheme at UnitingCare Ageing, Poppy Lazaris, discusses some of the common hurdles to successful ...

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Domestic feel better than hotel

A collaboration between architects, designers and researchers will make the latest building designs for people with dementia available to aged care operators, reports Darragh O Keeffe. The leading cause of poorly designed built environments for people living with dementia isn’t ...

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Doctors endorse PC vision

The recognition of access to medical care, and the Gateway agency, welcomed by doctor groups. The Australian Medical Association has welcomed the recognition of the importance of older people having access to medical care in the Productivity Commission’s final report, ...

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Dead-end dementia corridors

Ann Marie Bailey on how better designs can turn dementia facilities into less stressful, more pleasant homes for dementia residents. As I travel around New Zealand as part of my work, I visit many dementia care facilities, and far too ...

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Diseases centre needed

Experts call for new disease control centre for Australia A new disease control agency is needed in Australia to combat rapidly evolving infectious diseases in future, health experts say. Local and overseas public health experts are converging on Canberra today ...

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