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  1. 24 September 2020 - Legal Affairs

    COVID-19, age discrimination and aged care

    University of Melbourne experts say government policy that keeps aged care residents out of hospitals or hospitals refusing admission is age discrimination.

  2. 20 September 2020 - Health & Medicine

    Alzheimer’s disease during a pandemic

    While COVID-19 has changed the way people with Alzheimer’s disease access care, it’s led to innovation and collaboration, say University of Melbourne experts.

  3. 13 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    People in aged care sector need psychological as well as physical protection

    Our aged care staff, as well as residents, need 'psychological PPE' to protect their mental wellbeing during COVID-19 say University of Melbourne experts.

  4. 13 August 2020 - Inside Business

    More transparency needed in PPE supply chains

    Amid COVID-19, the supply of personal protective equipment in Australia must be more transparent to help better planning, says a University of Melbourne expert.

  5. 4 August 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Dealing with COVID-19 in aged care

    Communication and connection are critical in addressing COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdown in Victoria’s aged care facilities, says University of Melbourne expert

  6. 19 May 2020 - Health & Wellbeing

    Caring for India’s elderly during COVID-19

    India’s COVID-19 lockdown is particularly difficult for the country’s elderly but University of Melbourne experts say steps than can be taken to ease the burden

  7. 27 March 2020 - Engineering & Technology

    Keeping aged care residents connected

    People in aged care homes were already isolated before the COVD-19 crisis but University of Melbourne research finds new technology can help better connect them

  8. Podcast18 September 2019 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    Finding memories in music

    University of Melbourne music therapist Professor Felicity Baker uses singing and songwriting to ease the behavioural and emotional symptoms of dementia.

  9. 31 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Nourishing old age

    A lack of protein served in aged care is putting residents at risk of malnutrition but University of Melbourne study shows improving menus pays off for everyone

  10. 17 July 2019 - Health & Wellbeing

    Wounds need more than time to heal

    Wounds, especially chronic ones, must be assessed early; particularly when people are in aged care, to prevent bed sores, says a University of Melbourne expert.