Revolutionary glaucoma surgery for rural patients in Broken Hill
Today four patients from rural New South Wales will be part of an Australian-first when they undergo an advanced form of glaucoma surgery at Broken Hill Base Hospital.
New program improving dementia care
A new training program pioneered in Tasmania is promising earlier dementia diagnosis and better support for patients, their families and carers.
Study suggests that cancer survivors are more easily fatigued
A new study has found hints of “accelerated ageing” in healthy older adults who have cancer histories.
A purpose in life by day results in better sleep at night
Having a good reason to get out of bed in the morning means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.
Nocturia – common cause of a poor night’s sleep
On World Sleep Day, scientists are highlighting the main reason that people are waking up at night – nocturia (the need to get up and urinate more than once during the night).
Imagine you are about to undergo a major abdominal operation. In the lead up to your surgery you meet a number of medical experts including anaesthetists, surgeons and specialist nurses.
Seniors at high risk around financial decisions
Financial elder abuse, life savings lost through shonky investments – older people are high risk because they have more money just before retirement, on average, than at any other stage in their lives.
Weight plays a role in menopause age
Being underweight or overweight could affect the age at which women experience menopause, a University of Queensland study has found.
Age of intending retirees increasing
New research from Roy Morgan shows that in December 2017, the average age of Australians intending to retire in the next 12 months is 61.9 years, up from 58.2 years over the last three years (2014).
Age Services Awards
The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Queensland were recognised at Leading Age Services Australia’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, on the Gold Coast last night.
Your Brain Matters
There are many messages about the benefits of looking after our bodies, but what about our brains?
Earlier palliative care at home linked to fewer hospital admissions
Offering palliative care earlier to dying patients at home is linked to fewer hospital admissions at the end of their lives.
Dementia films and mobile app for CLAD groups being developed
A Moving Pictures project seeks to raise awareness and prompt early diagnosis among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) groups.
Concerns about housing affordability and retirement
New research on attitudes to property investment and saving for retirement has revealed widespread concern over affordable housing and support for changes to negative gearing.
Reducing refundable accommodation deposit paperwork
The Australian Government is streamlining aged care accommodation approvals.
Rise in the rate of older Australian homelessness
The rate of homelessness in Australia has increased 4.6 per cent over the last five years, according to new data from the 2016 Census of Population and Housing.
Review of standards in aged care vocational training
An Industry Reference Committee (IRC) is being formed to tackle critical skills and workforce issues identified by the Federal Government’s Aged Care Workforce Strategy Taskforce.
New National Advance Care Planning Week ambassador
Advance Care Planning Australia has announced that Chief Advocate for National Seniors Australia, Ian Henschke as an ambassador for National Advance Care Planning Week, 16-22 April 2018.
Compound prevents neurological damage, shows cognitive benefits
The supplement nicotinamide riboside (NR), a form of vitamin B3 – prevented neurological damage and improved cognitive and physical function in a new mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease.
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