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Published by National Research Institute of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine in [Melbourne] .
Written in English


  • People with mental disabilities -- Care -- Australia.,
  • Older people -- Care and hygiene -- Australia.,
  • Older people -- Services for -- Australia.

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StatementP. Dudgeon ...[et al.].
SeriesOccasional paper in gerontology -- no.12, Occasional paper in gerontology (National Research Institute of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine) -- no.12.
ContributionsDudgeon, P.
LC ClassificationsHV3009.5.A35 A88 1986
The Physical Object
Pagination114 p. --
Number of Pages114
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16423548M
ISBN 100958932638

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