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Clinical Focus

Everybody’s Oma wows first-night audience as part of Melb International Film Festival

Screening at the superb Forum Theatre on Monday night to a near sell-out audience, dry eyes were few and far between as Everybody's Oma lived up to its “heart-wrenching and heart-warming” pre-promo description. Thankfully BIANCA ROBERTS took her tissues.

Nurses to descend on Darwin for ACN national conference

Approximately 700 nurses from across the nation will convene in the Northern Territory next week for the profession’s signature leadership and education event at the Darwin Convention Centre from August 17-19.

COVID-caused social isolation and drops in physical activity have lifted frailty rates, but help is at hand

To tackle an alarming increase in falls among older people due to COVID-caused decreased physical functioning, Dr Judy Lowthian is leading the development of a program which aims to draw together services from a variety of major Melbourne health providers, and packaging them in an accessible format for at risk elders. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

When your mother-in-law is Everybody’s Oma – Megan Van Genderen on surviving as a carer

As Everybody's Oma rolls out in cinemas nationwide, BIANCA ROBERTS speaks to Oma’s daughter-in-law, and registered nutritionist, Megan Van Genderen, about what she learned along the way as a carer for Oma, as well as her plans to continue advocacy work on behalf of the 2.65 million unpaid carers nationwide.

Renewing and rebuilding social connection – and Ending Loneliness Together

International experts and local interested parties have gathered in Parliament House with a message for all Australians: it’s time to renew connection and rebuild relationships.

New ‘Ask Annie’ body language tips aimed at enhancing dementia workforce skills

Dementia Australia has launched the latest module in the Ask Annie app, ahead of Aged Care Employee Day on Sunday (August 8), to enhance care workers’ knowledge of how our body language can impact a person living with dementia.

Lower socioeconomic status in childhood, low wages linked to risk for dementia

Socioeconomic deprivation, including neighbourhood disadvantages and persistent low wages, are associated with higher dementia risk, lower cognitive performance and faster memory decline, according to several studies reported today at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2022 in San Diego.

Experiences of racism associated with poor memory, increased cognitive decline: new research

Experiences of structural, interpersonal and institutional racism are associated with lower memory scores and worse cognition in midlife and old age, especially among black individuals, according to studies reported at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2022 in San Diego.

NARI launches ‘Massive Open Online Course: Caregiving, Dementia and Incontinence’

The National Ageing Research Institute has launched a new training course, aimed at improving the quality of care for people living with dementia who experience difficulties with continence.

New social program aiming to build ‘circles of support’ around vulnerable people

A new national charity that builds “circles of support” around older Australians, people with disability and mental health conditions, is set to reduce loneliness while easing the burden on strained government care budgets.

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