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Diet expert joins aged care council

A dietician appointed to the Aged Care Quality and Safety Advisory Council has called for mandatory malnutrition screenings and food audits in nursing homes.  Practising dietitian Julie Dundon joined the 11-person council this week, amid ongoing debates over poor nutrition ...

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Nailing the nutrition for older Australians

After serving dishes in exclusive resorts and fine dining restaurants, French chef Stephan Blant said that working in residential care has offered a different type of reward.   “It’s life changing,” he told Aged Care Insite. “Unlike in a hotel, where ...

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Staying nourished with Parkinson’s disease

Research estimates that more than 110,000 Australians may be living with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative disorder characterised by reduced control of fine motor skills, tremors, slowness of movements, impaired mobility, swallowing issues and impaired speech. As a result, staying nourished ...

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The body’s building blocks

Stephen Ratcliffe on the important link between nutrition and wound care and healing. For many clients and their carers, the link between nutrition and wound care is not easily understood. But in the context of food as the building block ...

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