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Beyond basics - health professional training gets real

By on Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Western Australia (UWA) has made positive use of an unoccupied aged care facility by turning it into a clinical learning space for students of nursing, social work, podiatric medicine and medicine.

In 2011 the Beyond the Teaching Nursing Home project was established to provide a dedicated learning environment where students could practice activities with real people, as well as mannequins.

Making a move on dementia awareness

By on Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Dancing with the Stars choreographer Alana Patience will lead a spectacular display of colour and movement this March as seniors from UnitingCare Ageing facilities in NSW put on their dancing shoes to raise awareness for dementia.

Ms Patience has come up with a dance routine to cater to all levels of mobility, so over-55s and their friends can get their endorphins up and groove on.

Book launch: When I See Grandma

By on Friday, February 28, 2014

When her mother finally died after a long period of inertia, Debra Tidball didn’t know what to do with herself.

The social worker and mother of two craved respite from the physical and emotional exhaustion of watching a loved one slowly die.

Time to speak up about dementia

By on Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Australia has the potential to influence how international governments deal with dementia when it takes to the world stage at this year’s Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Brisbane.

Alzheimer’s Australia has joined the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA) in the campaign to place dementia on the agenda when the G20 meet this November to discuss economic issues of global importance.

Private home care takes pressure off

By on Monday, February 24, 2014

When Maureen Mahoney’s mother-in-law started showing the early signs of dementia, she began weighing up her residential care options.

It wasn’t until she stumbled across an advertisement in the local paper that Maureen discovered her mother-in-law did not have to leave her beloved home to get the care she needs.

Graduate nurse program signals hope for understaffed aged care sector

By on Friday, February 21, 2014

The aged care industy welcomed 41 new recruits last Friday at the graduation ceremony of a unique nurse program designed to improve the skillset of our aged care workforce.

The Leading Age Services Australia - Victoria (LASA Victoria) Aged Care Graduate Nurse Program (ACGNP) provides the specialist training necessary to work effectively in an increasingly complicated aged care industry.

You're never too old to dream

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Uniting AgeWell has just launched a program to make dreams come true for its residents and community clients.

The WishingWell initiative encourages living life to the fullest, no matter what your age.

Tuning in: residents get targeted content with "in-house" TV channel

By on Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Aged Care Online Managing Director Ben Hannemann dropped into the Golden Days Radio studio yesterday morning to chat with presenter Dudley Chamberlain about his latest venture, Web2TV, and how it can bring the glory days of radio back to those who lived them.

Upcoming event: The 2014 UnitingCare Ageing Seniors Ball

By on Monday, February 17, 2014

UnitingCare Ageing residents in Sydney are dusting off the prairie gowns and cowboy boots to prepare for the biggest event of the year, the annual Seniors Ball on March 14.

The night’s entertainment is all in keeping with this years Wild West theme, from sheep shearing to buggy rides.

Book launch: The Hen That Laid The Golden Omelette

By on Thursday, February 13, 2014

Retired-nurse Barbara Potter AM and artist Barbara Davison share more in common than their birth name.

Both are passionate about maintaining the dignity of people with dementia.

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