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The power of a humble BBQ

A residential care facility in Victoria has teamed up with the CSIRO and a local meat company to finesse a sausage it has created that people who struggle to swallow can eat…

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Activities the key difference between surviving and thriving in res care

A new study into the impact of every day activities for people living in residential care in Sweden has shown it can be the difference between surviving and thriving. A survey of staff from 172 Swedish care homes found that while most residents had been outside the home during the previous week, only one-fifth had been on an outing or excursion.

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Telehealth pain management pilot

A new pilot project to deliver telehealth meetings that provide multidisciplinary assessment and treatment for aged care residents with chronic non-cancer and cancer pain gets under way this month.

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Five common myths about the ageing brain and body

The world’s population, and Australia’s, is ageing. The number of adults aged 65 and over is increasing, as is the proportion of the population they represent. However, there are a number of myths associated with what happens to our brain and bodies as we age, say academics writing for The Conversation.

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Resources to support people with diabetes

New resources have been developed by the National Diabetes Service Scheme (NDSS) to support aged care providers with clients who have diabetes. Around 25 per cent of people living in residential care are thought to have diabetes…

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