Join the Great Escape to make fire safety a priority

Residents are being reminded to mark Friday 28 June in their calendars for this year’s Great Escape.

Home care queue continues to grow

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the latest data from the Government shows increasing numbers of older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes are not getting care at the level they require.

IRT employees complete year-long dementia care fellowship program

Five IRT employees have completed a 12-month Dementia Training Australia (DTA) Fellowship Program to help improve the lives of people living with dementia.

Advance care planning in Australia: Background Paper 5

Most older Australians are not set up to direct the way they are cared for in the event they become incapable of communicating as a result of accident, dementia, or illness.

More support for Victoria's carers

The Victorian Government is delivering on its commitment to give Victoria’s hard-working and dedicated carers the boost they need for well-earned respite.

What do Aboriginal Australians want from their aged care system?

The Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is ageing at a much faster rate than the non-Indigenous population.

Say ‘I do’ to super this tax time

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging all Australians to commit to growing their retirement savings this tax time.

Battling identity crime at ShredFest

People are being urged to protect themselves from identity theft ahead of the end of the financial year.

Findings link gut bacteria and fibromyalgia

There are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia, report researchers.

A national plan for better pain management

Painaustralia on 17 June launched the new National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management.

Workshop puts an age-friendly focus on Townsville

Working together to make communities more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages was the focus of an age-friendly workshop held in Townsville 20 June.

New technology-enabled home opens for people with an intellectual disability

St John of God Accord, a support and accommodation provider for people with an intellectual disability, has opened its new industry leading technology-enabled home for people with a complex intellectual disability.

Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men

Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer--at least in men.

Women’s awareness of alcohol’s role in breast cancer risk is poor

Women’s awareness of alcohol’s role in boosting breast cancer risk is poor, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open.

Lifting the lid on a hidden cancer

Bladder cancer is a painful and sometimes life-threatening condition that patients can find difficult to talk about, with many becoming homebound as they cope with debilitating side effects such as incontinence.

Monthly average losses to NBN scams almost triple in 2019

Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with reported losses in 2019 already higher than the total of last year’s losses.

Betting on races attracts older gamblers than sports betting

New research from Roy Morgan shows 1.8 million Australians aged 18+ place bets in an average three months.

Osteoporosis underdiagnosis in aged care is putting lives at risk

Macquarie University research shows that significant underreporting of osteoporosis in Australian residential aged care facilities points to an epidemic of underdiagnosis which is leading to increased risk of fractures and potential fatal falls.

Artificial Intelligence and assistive technologies to support dementia care

Assistive robots and monitoring devices could help solve the world’s growing dementia crisis according to a Griffith University health expert.

Ageing population increases energy use

New research links two of the biggest drivers of global change today: the population’s rapid ageing and the planet’s rising heat.

Royal Commission Broome hearing: access to aged care and inclusion

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Broome from Monday 17 June 2019 to Wednesday 19 June 2019.