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Aged Care News: New Strategy Announced for LGBTI Senior Citizens

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The needs of LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trasngender and Intersex) senior citizens will no longer be ignored, as the Federal Government releases its National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Strategy.

The Government will roll out the strategy as part of the $3.7 billion ‘Living Longer, Living Better’ aged care reform package.

 

Understanding Aged Care: $1.6 million for Dementia Research

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

$1.6 million worth of grants to fund dementia research have been announced by Alzheimer’s Australia’s Dementia Research Foundation for young, emerging researchers. The Foundation’s Full Fellowship worth $90,000 per year has been awarded to Dr Timothy Ryan, whose project will look at identifying and validating Alzheimer’s disease biomarkers in red blood cells.Other projects to be funded include research which will examine cognitive training in people with mild cognitive impairment and research into early markers of late-onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Understanding Aged Care: How is your Dad?

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The road to aged care is rarely easy. Difficulties such as selling the family home, financial considerations, finding suitable care quickly and stress are all too common for family members who are forced to place their family in 24-hour aged care. Donna Vercoe, originally from Canada and now living in Sydney with her Australian-born father, knows what families go through and began writing a blog ‘How is Your Dad?’ to help cope with the stress of placing him in aged care.

 

Aged Care Events South Australia: Free Healthy Bowel and Bladder Seminar

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Over 4.8 million Australians experience bladder or bowel problems, and many believe there is nothing they can do about it.

That’s why The Continence Institute and Caremunity are teaming up to host a free seminar on healthy bladder and bowel health.

 

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