Seventy-nine percent of grandparents think they are doing a good job

Nickelodeon Australia, today unveiled the results of “The Grand Illusion: Being Grandparents in the 21st Century,” a new study exploring the expanding role grandparents play in today’s family.

Cervical and bowel screening reports

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has released two new reports today.

Every cancer patient should be prescribed exercise medicine

Every four minutes someone in Australia is diagnosed with cancer. Only one in ten of those diagnosed will exercise enough during and after their treatment. But every one of those patients would benefit from exercise.

Healthy Ageing Grants Review

A report into the reach and focus of the Aged Care Service Improvement and Healthy Ageing Grants (ACSIHAG) Program has been released today.

Combating loneliness in local communities

The Australian Government is committing $46.1 million to the national Community Visitors Scheme, which is seeking the assistance of organisations to help combat loneliness and social isolation.

Brainwave to let Parkinson's patients sleep through surgery

Melbourne scientists have discovered a unique brain signal that will act as a homing device, making deep brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s disease and other conditions more accurate and less confronting for the patient.

New leads on treating dementia and Alzheimer's

A new study by scientists in Australia and the US provides an explanation for why clinical trials of drugs targeting proteins in the brain that were thought to cause dementia and Alzheimer’s have failed.

Loss of spouse could make one more likely to ‘die of a broken heart’

Widowed individuals are more likely to exhibit risk factors linked to cardiovascular illness and death in the three-month period following a spouse’s death, according to a new study from Rice University.

'Tip-of-the-tongue' moments less likely in fitter older people

You meet with a friend and tell her about a great book you’re reading. “It’s by a really famous author. Her name is, um … ” But the author’s name doesn’t come to you.

Engaging older Australians in the digital world

Older Australians become better engaged with the digital world when learning social media skills and drawing on their own interests than when learning just the fundamentals of going online.

Preventing elder abuse - Sydney

Older residents and their families are encouraged to learn more about their rights and signs of elder abuse by dropping in to a local community centre and speaking to experts.

Connection between circadian rhythm and aggression in Alzheimer’s

A research team including a researcher from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen has discovered a circuit in the brains of mice connecting circadian rhythm to aggressive behaviour.

Tax avoidance by aged care companies

Australia’s top six aged care providers, some with foreign ownership, posted enormous profits whilst taking advantage of AUD $2.17 billion in Australian taxpayer funded subsidies.

Improving diagnosis of glaucoma

UNSW scientists have bridged a key knowledge gap in the diagnosis of glaucoma, allowing observable damage to the optic nerve caused by the condition to be accurately and directly linked to vision loss.

NSW Carers to have their say

Carers NSW is calling on anyone in New South Wales who cares for a family member or friend to speak out by completing the Carers NSW 2018 Carer Survey, which launches today.

Ageism is alive and entrenched in Australian workplaces

The Benevolent Society undertook a survey of 1,005 people aged 50 and over from across Australia to determine their views on ageism, discrimination on the basis of age, in the workplace.

The Cost of Privilege shows our tax system is unfair

Anglicare Australia has called on the government to take urgent action on tax breaks and concessions in the next budget.

ASIC cancels the registration of 117 SMSF auditors

ASIC has cancelled the registration of 117 approved self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) auditors who did not lodge their annual statements. Notice of cancellation was sent to these auditors on 20 February 2018.

Community Sector Banking’s Social Investment Grant Program

Applications open today for Community Sector Banking’s 2018 Social Investment Grants Program, building resilience and capability for people who are experiencing homelessness or domestic abuse.

One year in: Update on major Alzheimer’s study ‘PISA’

QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute is trying to crack one of medicine’s most challenging mysteries: can we detect who is going to develop dementia and what warning signs do we need to look out for?

Stem-cell technology aids 3D printed cartilage repair

Stem-cell technology from Swinburne University will be used to grow stem cells required for a new hand-held 3D printer that will enable surgeons to create patient-specific bone and cartilage.