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Innovation grants awarded to Alzheimer’s-related sleep study and new drug treatment

Research projects that will test how acoustic sleep technology and a new drug treatment can help reduce toxins associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease will share $750,000 in funding from the Dementia Australia Research Foundation.

Booster significantly reduces hospitalisation and severe disease: new COVID study

An Australian-first study on the effectiveness of coronavirus vaccines has found a third COVID jab provides two thirds more protection from death or hospitalisation from Omicron.

CEDA report reveals aged care workforce crisis worse than expected

According to a leading Australian economic think tank, the aged care workforce crisis has significantly deepened over the past year. In a new report, it's been revealed that an additional 30,000-35,000 workers per year are required to maintain bare minimum levels of care.

Many workers to be better off as ‘arbitrary’ super payment threshold to end

Hundreds of thousands of Australians will be better off in retirement when the superannuation income threshold payment is dropped on July 1. The axing of the $450 threshold means employees aged 18 and over will have to be paid super, regardless of how much they earn.

Tail-wags and treats abound as National Take Your Dog to Work Day lights up aged care

During this year's National Take Your Dog to Work Day aged care residences celebrated in style, with a cavalcade of furry friends proudly strutting their stuff and winning hearts everywhere they've strolled.

Eight million Aussies living with long-term health issues: census data

More than eight million Australians are living with long-term health conditions, two million of whom suffer mental health, arthritis or asthma.

Delayed diagnosis and upward trends in heart failure hospital admissions concerning: experts

Clinicians, patients, carers and politicians are joining leading charity hearts4heart in urging Australians to be smart about their heart, as they kick off Australia's inaugural Heart Failure Awareness Week (June 27-July 3).

Inside Everybody’s Oma – the doco on family, hope, love and learning while living with dementia

Accumulating more than 140,000 followers, the Oma’s Applesauce Facebook page has for the past few years shared Hendrika Van Genderen’s journey with dementia through a series of short video clips taken by her filmmaker son, Jason Van Genderen. Those clips, an inspiration to millions online, have now been woven together into a powerful, feature length film titled Everybody’s Oma. BIANCA ROBERTS chatted to Jason about the project.

Medical profession’s virus warning as vaccine, mask rules ease

Doctors are again urging Australians with COVID-19 symptoms to stay indoors and get tested as vaccine and mask requirements ease across the country.

New study shows quick, easy scan can reveal late-life dementia risk

Late-life dementia is becoming increasingly common in people after 80 years of age. A new long-term study has shown a simple and common scan can reveal if people are at increased risk of developing the condition late in life.

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