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No shying from controversy at international dementia conference

By on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Around 1000 delegates and a field of international experts are expected at the Sydney Hilton today to talk sex, drugs and rock and roll in the lives of people living with dementia.

Risky Business 2: This Time It’s Personal is a yearly dementia conference conducted by The Dementia Centre in partnership with HammondCare that tackles deeply personal issues effecting the 44 million people living with dementia around the world.

Open day showcases positive ageing

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Over 140 friends and clients of a unique integrated aged care site came together last Friday to celebrate the first National Open Day in South Australia.

The Resthaven Paradise campus, which integrates a residential facility, community services and the University of Adelaide Geriatrics and Research in Aged Care (G-TRAC) Centre, hosted an array of community-friendly events to showcase its positive and healthy approach to ageing.

China struggles to keep pace with ageing population

By on Thursday, June 19, 2014

Chinese aged care practices lag about 15 years behind Australian standards, according to a Victorian delegation recently returned from cross-cultural exchange.

Ten staff from Southern Cross Care in Victoria (SCCV) travelled to Changun in May for a 12-day study tour to exchange industry best practice with the Chinese.

Aged care bosses sleep out to help homeless

By on Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The heads of Western Australia’s two biggest aged care groups will sleep outside on winter’s longest night of the year to raise money for homelessness.

Bethanie boss Chris How and Amana Living chief executive Ray Glickman will join around 870 business and community leaders willing to brave the cold and experience a glimpse of the desolation that so many Australians face every day.

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