Calls for both sides of government to address aged care shortfall

An alliance of 48 aged care consumers, providers and staff groups say both major parties need to promise to address the shortfall in residential places and home care services.

Study suggests rethink of dementia causes

Researchers have developed a new theory for the causes of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, involving an out-of-control immune system.

Kitchen Science: the many wonders of humble flour

Have you ever wondered why you have so many different types of flour in your pantry? You might have cornflour and arrowroot, self-raising, and plain flour. And if you like to bake bread, possibly strong bakers’ flour.

The battle of the diets – 5:2 or reduced kilojoule?

Australian-first research has found that the 5:2 diet does work, but is not better than a standard kilojoule-reduced diet.

Incidence of type 2 diabetes highest amongst the elderly

A new report “Incidence of insulin-treated diabetes in Australia 2014” found that in 2014, 93 per cent of new cases of insulin-treated type 2 diabetes occurred in those aged 40 and over.

Older Canberrans above national average

An ACT Health report shows that older Canberrans are doing better than the national average when it comes to their health and wellbeing.

Indigenous menu innovation dishes up national award win

integratedliving have been recognised for their contribution towards better health outcomes winning the Team Excellence Award at the 10th HESTA Australian Nursing Awards on 12 May 2016.

Scams ripping millions off older Australians

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Targeting Scams Report reveals that $85 million was reported lost to the ACCC’s Scamwatch in 2015, with 105,200 scam complaints.

Take complementary medicines with care - NPS MedicineWise

Following the broadcast on complementary medicines by the ABC’s Four Corners program last night, NPS MedicineWise is reminding people to take these medicines with care.

ASIC warns of investment scams

During Consumer Fraud Week 2016, the ASIC is warning consumers and investors to ‘Wise Up to Scams’ and do some simple checks before they part with their money.

QLD groups share $100,000 Seniors Week funding

A record number of applicants for Seniors Week funding will share in more than $100,000 in subsidies to provide activities and events across the state during the week-long celebration.

Why lifting weights is more important for your health than you think

Regular participation in muscle strengthening activity such as weight or resistance training has many health benefits.

Tips on eating to recover after exercise

Sports performance was once thought to be enhanced by practices such as drinking cognac before an Olympic marathon run. Thankfully, today’s nutrition strategies are more scientific and properly researched.

QLD dementia respite care gets $20M

The Queensland Government is providing $20 million to community-based organisations to provide respite care for Queenslanders living with dementia or neurodegenerative conditions.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Consultative Committee formed

The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner Rae Lamb has set up a consultative committee of people representing groups within the aged care community.

Campaign against Medicare rebate freeze

The AMA today launched a national campaign against the Government’s Medicare patient rebate freeze.

SA grants for seniors community organisations

Thirteen South Australian organisations will share in more than $90,000 as part of the latest round of the Grants for Seniors program.

All VIC drink drivers to use alcohol interlock device

Every motorist convicted of drink driving will be required to use an alcohol interlock device, under a crackdown by the Government.

Friends ‘better than morphine’

People with more friends have higher pain tolerance, Oxford University researchers have found.

Battle of Long Tan 50th commemorative events

Australia’s Vietnam War veterans will be honoured with a series of special events this year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan which took place on 18 August 1966.

Canberra’s first ever Seniors Health Round Table

The ACT’s first Seniors Health Round Table has been launched to enable health consumers and seniors’ organisations to discuss issues and find solutions to health care issues specific to ACT seniors.