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First round of funding for dementia research boost

By on Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Federal Government has made good on its promise to target the prevention and treatment of dementia with the release of $32.5 million worth of research grants.

The move is a bold callout to the country’s best researchers, encouraging them to get behind the fight against dementia.

Aged care handbook guides vital research

By on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

First launched in 2011, Aged Care Who Cares? is the essential handbook for anyone attempting to navigate Australia’s complicated aged care system.

In response to Federal Government reforms, the book relaunches at the end of this month with a revised summary of the relevant aged care regulations.

Twenty voices sing for twenty years

By on Monday, August 4, 2014

A captivating performance from their community choir helped Altona Meadows home Benetas St George’s celebrate 20 years last Friday.

With One Voice: Altona Meadows comprise 13 St George’s residents, four newcomers from the community, three staff members and one family member.

Aged care residents to keep pets

By on Friday, August 1, 2014

Elderly Australians who own animals suffer immense grief and anxiety over the inevitable separation from their companion.

While it remains common practice for residential facilities to refuse pets, the Animal Welfare League Australia (AWLA) is working hard to let them in.

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