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EDIE’s world: how virtual reality could transform healthcare training

EDIE’s world: how virtual reality could transform healthcare training | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
EDIE is an exciting new approach to understanding and treating dementia. We look at how virtual reality has the potential to transform healthcare.
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To Fight Mild Cognitive Impairment, Flex Those Muscles

To Fight Mild Cognitive Impairment, Flex Those Muscles | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Strength training has been shown to be beneficial for people with mild cognitive impairment, a precursor to Alzheimer's disease.
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We Listen - Jim's Story

At ACH Group, we listen. We believe that by understanding your hopes, aspiration and challenges, we can support you to live life your way. One with mor
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Eye test may provide early Alzheimer's clue, research suggests

Eye test may provide early Alzheimer's clue, research suggests | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
If you could know decades in advance that you would develop Alzheimer's disease, would you want to know? That's one of the issues a US scientist is thinking about as his research shows a simple eye test may provide early diagnosis.
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Calls for Trip Advisor-style platform for aged care providers

Calls for Trip Advisor-style platform for aged care providers | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Aged care advocates want Australia to adopt a platform that gives people the chance to share their experience of aged care facilities, just as they would a restaurant or a hotel.
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Alzheimer's Australia | Budget shortfall for dementia

Alzheimer's Australia | Budget shortfall for dementia | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Tonight’s Federal Budget contains no new major policies or programs that would significantly improve the lives of the more than 353,000 Australians living with dementia and their carers.
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Alzheimer’s and dementia are second biggest killer in Australia, data shows

Alzheimer’s and dementia are second biggest killer in Australia, data shows | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
The illnesses supplanted strokes as the number two cause of death behind heart disease in 2013 while suicide remains leading cause among young people
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Can Medicare sustain the health of our ageing population?

Can Medicare sustain the health of our ageing population? | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Over-65s use twice as many health resources as the average Australian. But it's worth the expense.
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Christine Bryden (also played at 4pm, Saturday 16 April)

Christine Bryden (also played at 4pm, Saturday 16 April) | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at 46, Christine has outlived her expected prognosis by a decade.
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Changes at the top: sector peaks renew leadership at pivotal time - Australian Ageing Agenda

Changes at the top: sector peaks renew leadership at pivotal time - Australian Ageing Agenda | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Leading Age Services Australia appoints a new chief executive officer as it moves to adopt a national model, becoming the third national peak body in the sector to announce a leadership change in recent weeks.
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Government aged care reform: providers must adapt, be flexible & innovate to remain relevant - KPMG Newsroom

Government aged care reform: providers must adapt, be flexible & innovate to remain relevant - KPMG Newsroom | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Yesterday the Hon. Sussan Ley MP, Federal Minister for Health, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Sport reaffirmed the path of health and aged care reforms with the announcement…
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Male carers of dementia sufferers less likely to ask for help: peak body

Male carers of dementia sufferers less likely to ask for help: peak body | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Men caring for a loved one with dementia are less likely to reach out to professionals for help than women in the same position, data from Alzheimer's Australia's national helpline suggests.
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Products Archive - Alzheimer's Australia SA

Products Archive - Alzheimer's Australia SA | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Browse through a variety of dementia friendly products and services at our Stop Dementia Shop https://t.co/A4DeBwdttp
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Knowledge Gained - 10341NAT Certificate IV in Dementia Practice

This comprehensive applied course by Alzheimer's Australia Vic ( https://www.fightdementia.org.au ) provides participants with a contemporary understandin
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Doctors 'too quick' to prescribe drugs to dementia patients

Doctors 'too quick' to prescribe drugs to dementia patients | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
A leading dementia expert is warning Australian doctors about the over-use of anti-psychotic medications.
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Study shows boosting muscle strength helps to stave off dementia

Study shows boosting muscle strength helps to stave off dementia | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Sydney in Australia found that the improvement in cognition function in seen in a group of patients over 55 was related to their gains from weight training.
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Roadmap: stakeholders look to government, opposition to support reform proposals - Australian Ageing Agenda

Roadmap: stakeholders look to government, opposition to support reform proposals - Australian Ageing Agenda | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Aged care providers and consumer groups have called for bipartisan support for further reform of aged care, following the release of the sector’s Aged Care Roadmap this week.
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Budget 2016: Dementia spending set to skyrocket to $21b by 2030 as wave of new patients rely on care

Budget 2016: Dementia spending set to skyrocket to $21b by 2030 as wave of new patients rely on care | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Original Author Michael Russell at Ask Mike About - News, Topics and Articles from an Australian's Perspective
More people will need aged care training to keep up with the wave of new dementia patients.
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How can we best design housing for Australia's ageing population?

How can we best design housing for Australia's ageing population? | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
With a booming life expectancy, there is a need for collective, intergenerational discussion and ideas around how to better design housing in Australia’s communities and cities.
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Alzheimer's Australia | Have your say to make dementia an Election 2016 priority

Alzheimer's Australia | Have your say to make dementia an Election 2016 priority | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Election 2016 Alzheimer's Australia needs your help in making the National Dementia Strategy a priority in the 2016 Australian Election.
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New leadership for unified LASA

New leadership for unified LASA | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) has announced the appointment of a new chief executive officer (CEO) as the organisation prepares to integrate its state services into a national body.
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Aged Care Guild calls for mandatory registration of care workers - Australian Ageing Agenda

Aged Care Guild calls for mandatory registration of care workers - Australian Ageing Agenda | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
The peak body representing major private residential aged care providers has called for the mandatory registration of personal care workers in aged care, saying there is a “compelling case” for a national system in Australia.
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Unreal engine powers 3D dementia-friendly home app

Unreal engine powers 3D dementia-friendly home app | Good Lives for Older People | Scoop.it
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