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Explainer: can you pay off your 'sleep debt'?

Explainer: can you pay off your 'sleep debt'? | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Ever have those moments on weekends or public holidays when you wake at your usual time, then realise there’s no pressing need to get up?
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Community pharmacist program improves COPD care - medwireNews

Community pharmacist program improves COPD care medwireNews medwireNews: Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who receive a community pharmacist-based intervention have improved inhalation technique and medication adherence,...
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Wide Bay Population Health Atlas

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What an indictment, what a failure of all levels of government that are supposed to serve our Region.  Get off your backsides Deputy PM Warren Truss, Keith Pitt and everyone in our local council....you are presiding over one of the worst Health report cards in the Nation.

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What an indictment, what a failure of all levels of government that are supposed to serve our Region.  Get off your backsides Deputy PM Warren Truss, Keith Pitt and everyone in our local council....you are presiding over one of the worst Health report cards in the Nation.

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9 Ways To Fight Eye Strain

9 Ways To Fight Eye Strain | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Do you spend your days always looking at a brightly lit screen Yeah us too. But we don't have to take the pain sitting down.
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Exercise and prosper: lessons about the brain from the bomb

Until a few years ago, it was assumed that humans were born with the maximum number of neurons that we were ever going to have.
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Documentary captures restorative nature of art - ABC Local

Documentary captures restorative nature of art - ABC Local | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Documentary captures restorative nature of art
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MARIA HATZAKIS: The film was commissioned by the Wesley Mission Brisbane the social welfare group that runs Art From the Margins. Anthony Anderton is the program's manager.
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Nutrition Strategies for Dementia in Senior Care Communities and at Home | Senior Care Corner

Nutrition Strategies for Dementia in Senior Care Communities and at Home | Senior Care Corner | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
RT @HomeCareSelect: Caring for an elderly patient with dementia? Learn how to satisfy their nutritional needs. http://t.co/oUC8VQK4Yg
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Discrimination against elderly gays to be outlawed - Brisbane Times

Discrimination against elderly gays to be outlawed - Brisbane Times | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Discrimination against elderly gays to be outlawed Brisbane Times In a submission to a Senate inquiry, Mission Australia said: ''We do not consider such an exemption should apply to the provision of goods and services such as residential aged...
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Your Retirement Years – Radio Talkback with PhilAged Care ...

Your Retirement Years – Radio Talkback with Phil. Below are recordings of Phil's (Co-Founder of Tall Trees) talkback radio show called Your Retirement Years. Phil discusses all things aged care and retirement and features ...
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Music as medicine

Music as medicine | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Musicians Alan Yellowitz and Adam Mason run “The Beat Goes On,” a health and wellness program that uses “rhythm enrichment” to brighten the day for seniors suffering from mental illness. (RT@alztex Music as medicine!
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Nutritional Problems in Older People | Otus Live In Care

Nutritional Problems in Older People | Otus Live In Care | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Malnutrition an all too common problem in elderly - whats you experience ? Nutritional Problems in Older People http://t.co/d11F0rkA2D
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HR Managers Not in Tune with NFP Employees -Study | Pro Bono Australia

HR Managers Not in Tune with NFP Employees -Study | Pro Bono Australia | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
A Not for Profit workplace study has found a severe ‘perception gap’ between Human Resource managers and sector employees - revealing some NFP HR managers are extremely off the mark.
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Care concerns at elite aged home - Brisbane Times

Care concerns at elite aged home - Brisbane Times | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Care concerns at elite aged home
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A prestigious nursing home accused of failing to provide the exclusive services promised to residents has escaped punishment, despite two reports raising concerns it was not meeting its requirements.
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Fire forces evacuation of Brisbane nursing home - ABC Online

Fire forces evacuation of Brisbane nursing home - ABC Online | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Fire forces evacuation of Brisbane nursing home
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More than 100 residents have been evacuated from a Brisbane nursing home after a fire in the kitchen.
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In the lucky country of Australia apartheid is alive and kicking - The Guardian

In the lucky country of Australia apartheid is alive and kicking - The Guardian | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
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In the lucky country of Australia apartheid is alive and kicking
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Families, the elderly and disabled people wait years for sanitation that works.' Photograph: Anoek De Groot/AFP/Getty Images.
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Keeping mentally busy tied to less memory loss 5 : 00PM - GMA News

Keeping mentally busy tied to less memory loss 5 : 00PM - GMA News | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Keeping mentally busy tied to less memory loss 5 : 00PM GMA News They had each taken an average of six annual cognitive tests during the study, which showed that 102 developed dementia and 51 developed mild cognitive impairment.
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Suicide prevention takes more than 'treating depression'

Suicide prevention in Australia is often represented as, first and foremost, about recognising and getting help and treatment for depression.
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10% of hospital time for over-65s due to falls (AIHW)

Around one-tenth of time spent in hospitals by people aged over 65 is directly attributable to falls, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
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Nursing home set to house asylum seekers - Brisbane Times

Nursing home set to house asylum seekers - Brisbane Times | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Nursing home set to house asylum seekers Brisbane Times The lodge operated as an aged care facility for 37 years before Blue Care closed its doors, citing the building was “no longer at a standard Blue Care would like for its residents or staff”...
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Free dementia resource for carers and other news - Australian Ageing Agenda: Aged Care and Retirement Industry News and Issues

Free dementia resource for carers and other news - Australian Ageing Agenda: Aged Care and Retirement Industry News and Issues | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Free dementia resource for carers - Australian Ageing Agenda: Aged Care and Retirement Industry News and Issues http://t.co/nRdbxM1NJZ
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Seniors Engaged in Their Communities – More Benefits of Social Media Activity | Senior Care Corner

Seniors Engaged in Their Communities – More Benefits of Social Media Activity | Senior Care Corner | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Pew Report says seniors are increasingly active in their communities.
Both online and offline.
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Fears for patients as state set to sell aged-care beds

The Victorian government has confirmed plans to sell off its aged-care beds in Melbourne, prompting concerns patient care will be compromised.
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Futurity.org – Poetry lets doctors see human side of dementia

Futurity.org – Poetry lets doctors see human side of dementia | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it

Research news from leading universities

Participation in a creative storytelling program helps improve the perceptions medical students have of patients affected by dementia. 

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Hazel's courage a challenge to amp up dementia fight - Brisbane Times

Hazel's courage a challenge to amp up dementia fight - Brisbane Times | Health and Ageing | Scoop.it
Hazel's courage a challenge to amp up dementia fight
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... Better aged care reform package with $270 million over five years.
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Report Reveals Health Cost Burden Hot Spots | Pro Bono Australia

A new report points to the nations ‘hot spots’ where Australians have delayed seeing a dentist or doctor or filled a medication prescription due to the cost burden.
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Medibank 'squeeze' on hospitals - Brisbane Times

Brisbane Times Medibank 'squeeze' on hospitals Brisbane Times Australia's biggest health insurer, Medibank Private, has been accused of squeezing hospitals to shore up its balance sheet before an expected sharemarket listing under a Coalition...
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