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  • The Secret to Living Longer May be Your Social Life

    The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North America. Why? According to psychologist Susan Pinker, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps the islanders healthy -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions.

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  • Food Refresher for Aged Care

    “[The chef] had been here nearly 20 years and he was doing things the same way the day he left as the day he started and he couldn’t see an issue with that.”

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  • Understanding Conversations

    For most people, having a conversation is easy. We don’t think about having to make appropriate comments or how to join in when other people are talking. But for kids with social skills issues, the normal flow of conversation can be hard.

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  • An App for Residents with Dementia

    For gamer, television presenter and Dementia Australia ambassador Stephanie Bendixsen, it was tricky coming up with different topics of conversation or activities she could share with her mother, who died earlier this year from dementia.

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  • How to Encourage an Aspiring Young Writer

    Does your child love to write? How can you encourage her passion without turning writing into a chore?

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  • Can Conversations Strengthen Brain Development

    A child’s early exposure to language is at the heart of development. Aspects of early language environments have been found to predict language skills, cognitive skills, and academic achievement in previous studies.

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  • Dementia Research

    In what could be a major development in the study of dementia and other cognitive impairments, an American study has found that among those with hypertension, intensive systolic blood pressure control can reduce the likelihood of mild cognitive impairment, which often leads to dementia.

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  • Internet and Kids

    Today’s children are connected to the world in many ways. Children use computers, tablets and mobile phones to play games, browse on the web and access social media sites. The challenge is to help your child enjoy the benefits of the internet while avoiding the risks.

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  • How Being Part of a Mum’s Group Changed Everything

    When this letter dropped into our CHILD inbox, we just had to share it. For a huge number of mums, the feeling of loneliness after they’ve have their baby can be quite overwhelming. Melanie reached out to us with a tip for anyone with a newborn, about how opening up to a mums’ group ended up meaning more to her than she could have ever imagined.

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  • There’s a Reason Why Your Child Wants to Read the Same Book Over and Over

    We often hear about the benefits of reading storybooks at bedtime for promoting vocabulary, early literacy skills, and a good relationship with your child. But the experts haven’t been in your home, and your child requests the same book every single night, sometimes multiple times a night.

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