One in four retired Britons return to work
Around one in four retirees in the UK return to work or ‘unretire’, mostly within five years of retiring, according to research by King’s College London.
Discontinuity of care puts older patients at risk of hospital admission
Older patients who do not see the same GP over a period of time are at higher risk of emergency hospital admission than those who see the same or a small number of GPs.
Delayed word processing could predict development Alzheimer's
A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit
Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.
Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health amalgamate
Benetas and Macedon Ranges Health have announced an amalgamation of the two organisations following a vote on 14 November 2017 by Macedon Ranges Health Members.
Support for changing the law to allow same-sex marriage
All states and territories recorded a majority Yes response to the Federal Government initiated national survey on same-sex marriage.
Ministers check aged care innovation and education
Federal minister for aged care and Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills have inspected aged care facilities with a progressive outlooks on the future.
Older people speak out media awards
Minister for Aged Care, Ken Wyatt, today congratulated the recipients of the Older People Speak Out Awards (OPSO), which recognise the work of the Australian media in promoting positive ageing.
Violence between nursing home residents demands our attention
Some preventable deaths in nursing homes are a result of aggression between residents. This most commonly occurs in people with dementia, new research has found.
A little stress is good for cellular health and longevity
Northwestern University molecular bioscientists have discovered that a little stress can be good for cellular health.
Aged care influenza reviews released
The Australian Government has released detailed reviews of aged care homes in Victoria and Tasmania that suffered deadly influenza outbreaks this winter.
Low back pain? Expect something different from your GP
Revisions to major international guidelines for the management and treatment of low back pain should see changes to practice worldwide.
Australia’s first stroke ambulance
Australia’s first “Stroke Ambulance” pilot is a possible game-changer in time critical stroke treatment, will take to the road in Melbourne this month.
QLD election: LNP – seniors promises
The LNP will offer Queenslanders with a Seniors Card cost of living relief.
IrisVision tool for the visually impaired
Samsung Electronics Australia, IrisVision and Vision Australia have announced the availability of a medical device that helps the visually impaired through virtual reality technology.
Heart function to brain’s memory centre link
Older people whose hearts pump less blood have blood flow reductions in the temporal lobe regions of the brain, where Alzheimer’s pathology first begins.
What happens when people with autism grow old?
If you mention autism to most people they will think about children, but it is a lifelong diagnosis.
Heavy reliance on social media
Australians find life online a positive experience, maintaining connections with friends and family, but many also face pressures about how they look and how others react to their posts.
Good design guide for house hunters
Western Australian house hunters and renters now have an easy-to-use pocket guide to help them choose a home that is liveable and has good design elements.
Should doctors order exercise for depression?
More mental health providers may want to take a closer look at including exercise in their patients’ treatment plans, a new study suggests.
Grandparent childcare is helping mums back into work
It is taken for granted that grandparents care for their grandchildren – so much so that their presence at the school gates every afternoon is hardly noticed.
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