Barriers to GPs visiting residential aged care facilities

Doctors enjoy providing care for aged-care facility patients but frustrated by system deficiencies.

Gum disease having devastating impact on general health

A new report has revealed that the number of people affected by tooth decay and gum disease is having a widespread and devastating impact not only on patients mouths but also on their general health and wellbeing, particularly in the older population.

Better post-hospital care needed for nursing home residents

A REAP intervention for nursing home residents following hospital discharge has resulted in almost two thirds fewer hospital readmissions.

Cognitive ageing and decline

The CEPAR, in collaboration with NeuRA has released new findings on cognitive ageing and decline trends in Australia.

Exercise eases depression and anxiety in prostate cancer patients

Targeted exercise programs for older men with prostate cancer are emerging as a crucial therapy to ease long-standing depression, anxiety and psychological distress.

Learning about dying

Dying2Learn is proving a popular new resource to help lift the shroud of concern and social stigma about the inevitable subject of death and dying.

National Women’s Health Survey Launch

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health launched its annual Women’s Health Survey on Tuesday, 10 April 2018.

My Rights Qld launched

Aged and Disability Advocacy Australia (ADA Australia), in partnership with Legal Aid Queensland has launched My Rights Qld, a new toolkit that was officially unveiled by Mr Bart Mellish, MP at the Supreme Court Library in Brisbane.

Community care clients enjoy preventative exercises

Trained community care workers are able to safely incorporate a falls prevention exercise program into their existing services for older clients, new research by Curtin University has found.

Aged care quality is not negotiable

Leading Age Services Australia (LASA), said that the high quality of residential aged care is not negotiable, noting concerns raised by the ABC in media reports.

Dignity of risk – living better to live longer in aged care

Eight years ago, Monash Professor Joseph Ibrahim, of the Department of Forensic Medicine, started work on a project that he hopes will eventually help elderly people in nursing homes live better. But it's been a hard road.

Is super property investment an ‘accident waiting to happen’?

Over the past few years, there has been a phenomenal growth of Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSFs), and with it a dramatic rise of borrowings for property by these funds.

Links between loneliness and first time heart disease/stroke

Conventional risk factors largely explain the links observed between loneliness/social isolation and first time heart disease/stroke, finds the largest study of its kind published online in the journal Heart.

Research into performance of doctors

University of Melbourne research found doctors aged 65 years of age and older had 37 per cent more notifications (complaints/concerns) lodged against them than younger doctors (36-60 years) over a four-year period.

Aged residents in training for mobility "games"

With the 70th anniversary of World Health Day on Saturday, 7 April, local aged care home Estia Health Encounter Bay is championing the importance of keeping active in later life.

Do we really need funeral insurance?

TV advertisements for funeral insurance often warn of the huge financial impost created for families when you die. They argue the only way to protect your loved ones is to take out insurance.

Raising super access age a negative policy move

Calls to raise the super access age beyond 60 are not likely to return economic or social benefits, according to a Deakin Law School superannuation law expert.

Wealth loss after 50 can be deadly

A sudden loss of wealth in middle or old age can be financially devastating—and fatal.

Aged care funding injection needed – aged care peak body

New data released today by independent industry analyst StewartBrown shows that more aged care providers are operating at a loss.

Out of pocket health cost pain

Out of pocket medical bills exceeding $10,000 have become common place for patients with breast cancer and certain chronic conditions, a national survey conducted by the Consumers Health Forum of Australia has found.

Prostate MRI scans increase detection of cancer and reduce over-diagnosis

An international study by 35 organisations and institutions with the University of Birmingham has found that an MRI scan and targeted prostate biopsies are significantly better at making a positive prostate cancer diagnosis than standard biopsies.