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The long, long goodbye: caring for those with Alzheimer’s

The long, long goodbye: caring for those with Alzheimer’s

It was Nancy Reagan who likened Alzheimer’s to “a truly long, long goodbye”. Mrs Reagan knew first hand what it was like to care for someone suffering the devastating disease after nursing her husband, former President and Alzheimer’s sufferer Ronald Reagan, up until his death.

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that slowly

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The new retirement age: researchers suggest old age begins at 74

The new retirement age: researchers suggest old age begins at 74

When is a person no longer middle-aged? 55? 60? How do we define old? Many of us would consider 65 the turning point. After all, in Australia, people traditionally reach retirement age and can qualify for the Age Pension at 65, which has quite naturally come to symbolise the entry point into older age.

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Lack of affordable housing presents serious issues for Australia’s older women

Lack of affordable housing presents serious issues for Australia’s older women

Australia’s ageing population. It’s an ever-growing demographic that keeps the government on its toes as it attempts to meet the changing requirements for support and care. Now added to the government’s challenge is the growing number of potentially elderly homeless women.

Women have always lived longer than men, but today, they are living

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