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Elderly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people want to remain at home with their families and communities in their later years, so it is important to create a safe environment inside their homes to improve their quality of life and level of independence.

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A personalised music program is being trialled by the Geraldton Rotary Club in WA to support people living with dementia. 

The program began in December 2018 when 400 headsets were distributed. This number was for each member of the community diagnosed with dementia. The headsets are loaded with individually chosen playlists of the user's music  and cost less than $50 each. 

The aim is to stimulate memory, quieten the mind and encourage conversation through the familiar song selection.

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The Vision Australia Connect App is free and connects to the online library catalogue using a smartphone, iPad, tablet or other compatible devices. It is easy to download and use.

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This year, more than 6 million doses of the influenza vaccine have been secured to ensure Australians who are most at risk of getting sick during this year’s flu season are able to access free influenza vaccines through the Australian Government’s National Immunisation Program.

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NDIS service providers need to fully understand their responsibilities regarding the use of restrictive practices, ensuring that the rights and freedom of people with disability that they support remain protected.

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The experience of travel can teach us many things - acceptance, tolerance, new perspectives, and resilience. It is what we take away from our travels, the memories and experiences that linger, that help shape our future decisions and chart courses we never imagined. 

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PRESS RELEASE May 13, 2019, Scandic is the world’s first hotel to introduce a standard for allergy-friendly rooms. This means that guests booking allergy-friendly rooms can expect considerations including wooden floors and fragrance-free, hypoallergenic toiletries approved by the Swedish Asthma and Allergy Association. 

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Travelling with a spinal cord injury presents challenges, IDEAS have put together some tips for making your next, or your first, holiday easier.

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Incontinence is no laughing matter and can cause anxiety for anyone who is affected. The Continence Foundation has free information for people affected by incontinence.  

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Richard Tracey, commissioner for the aged care royal commission, has backed the idea to develop local Indigenous support workers to help look after elderly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on country in remote communities.