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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.

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