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How going on holiday could be a quality treatment option for dementia: new study

A new cross-disciplinary paper from Edith Cowan University proposes we change the way we view tourism, seeing it not just as a recreational experience but as an industry that can provide real health benefits.

Older person’s self-perception of own health a predictor of future health: research

An older person’s perceptions about their health — known as 'health-related quality of life' (HRQoL) — may predict their health in the future, new Monash research shows.

Perrottet steps up ‘war on wages’ with new fines for nurses, teachers: union

Unions NSW says Dominic Perrottet’s war on wages has stepped up a gear with a plan to impose new fines on unions that stand up for decent living standards.

Experts recommend drug-free approach to treating depression symptoms in people living with dementia

Research led by UNSW Sydney’s Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing has confirmed treating symptoms of depression is most effective when a non-pharmacological approach is adopted, in people living with dementia.

Butler on lookout for ways to urgently increase aged care winter booster rate

Health Minister Mark Butler has sought urgent advice on ways to boost the uptake of fourth doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in aged-care facilities amid a rising number of deaths in the sector.

New Federal Govt campaign set to target lagging COVID booster uptake

Australians will be encouraged to get their COVID-19 boosters in a fresh advertising blitz amid lagging vaccine uptake and an expected increase in cases. 

Older Victorians encouraged to get their shimmy on and take to the dancefloor

Leading Australian dance studio, HD Entertainment, is urging more older Victorians to get active by quick-stepping into the world of dancing as part of their regular exercise and wellness routine. BIANCA ROBERTS reports

Provider scours nation in search of caring people to help seniors stay at home longer

Older Australians aren’t the only ones benefitting from remaining in their homes longer, now a national home care provider is offering 750 people the opportunity to earn extra dollars to care for them.

RACGP calls for urgent Albanese Government action on pressing telehealth issues

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners has urged the new Federal Government to address some of the issues which have surfaced since the rollout and expansion of telehealth services in Australia.

New technology is helping people with aphasia write their own story

Students from the Monash Institute of Medical Engineering and Monash Young Medtech Innovators have teamed up with Monash Health speech pathologists and their patients to develop technology to assist people living with aphasia to communicate.

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