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Staff as Change Agents - Enhancing and sustaining mental health in aged care

By on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Psychology researchers from Deakin University and Monash University are trialling a program to enhance and sustain mental health in aged care.

With mental illness largely going undiagnosed amongst elderly people in Australia, the research aims to empower aged care staff to properly identify and manage depression, and other mental health and challenging behavioural issues amongst their residents.

Dementia prevention in our hands

By on Wednesday, April 9, 2014

If the current generations of young people take better care of themselves we could see a decline in the numbers of people developing dementia, a recent report shows.

Released today by Alzheimer’s Australia and the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing, ‘Is the Incidence of Dementia Declining?' looks at several European studies compiled recently that suggest preventative health measures, such as limiting alcohol consumption and staying physically active, could make a significant contribution to reducing the risk of dementia.

“I suppose I’m pretty good for my age”

By on Monday, April 7, 2014

Age truly is just a number for 90-year-old Rona Panos, who still dances, bowls and volunteers her time helping others.

Mrs Panos lives independently in a unit of Amana Living - Wearne Village, which she maintains herself on top of her ongoing duties as member of several clubs and institutions.

Online presence extends reach for aged care provider

By on Friday, April 4, 2014

Residential and home care provider SummitCare has launched a more user-friendly website in an effort to better communicate their core values and services to the public.

The new website is optimised for smartphones and tablets as well as desktop computers.

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