WA continues support for Grandcarers Assistance Program
The Western Australia Government has announced it will provide Wanslea with $125,000 to extend the Grandcarers Assistance Program for an additional 12 months.
Queensland budget holds little joy for seniors
Queensland’s budget contained a little joy for older people, with continued funding of elder abuse prevention on the plus side offsetting the demise of a dedicated job skilling program.
Failure to maintain smoke alarms
Last winter only half of all homes where accidental fires occurred had a working smoke alarm, prompting WA fire authorities and Emergency Services Minister Francis Logan to urge people to take immediate action.
Caring for regional dementia carers
The call is out for country carers of people living with dementia to join in a ground-breaking research project using technology to improve their lives and continue caring.
Social care Japanese style – what we can learn from the world's oldest population
Japan has long been known for its widespread respect for its seniors and a powerful sense of obligation to care for them.
Most people with earliest Alzheimer’s signs won’t develop dementia
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health researchers determine risks based on age, gender and biomarker screening.
New Bupa health insurance restrictions hit 1 September 2018
Dramatic policy changes deemed by the Commonwealth Ombudsman to have been ‘poorly communicated’ have left Bupa customers with no choice but to consider their private health insurance options, the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists warned.
Australian-first dementia care model successfully implemented
The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus’ implementation of the revolutionary, Australian-first, dementia care model, the ‘Butterfly Household Model of Care’, is now complete.
Time for action on elder financial abuse
The banking industry, along with COTA Australia and National Seniors, are calling on all the nation’s Attorneys General to agree their COAG meeting on 8 June 2018 to key changes which will empower bank staff to help detect and prevent elder financial abuse.
CSIRO-Singapore partnership targets gut health and old age
Australia’s national science agency CSIRO and Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University are teaming up to work on one of the biggest health challenges facing both countries today: healthy ageing.
Aussie blokes underestimate their risk of skin cancer
Fewer than one-in-three Aussie blokes (32 per cent) consider themselves at high risk of skin cancer, despite 82 per cent reporting at least one known risk factor.
Walking faster could make you live longer
Researchers call for walking pace to be emphasised in public health messages, as analysis of over 50,000 walkers finds a faster pace is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.
Assistance dog trial to help tackle veteran mental health
La Trobe University in Victoria will partner with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) in conducting a $2 million trial of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) assistance dogs for veterans.
Why hip fractures in the elderly are often a death sentence
The news an elderly relative has broken a hip tends to sound alarm bells, perhaps more than breaking another bone would. That’s because a hip fracture dramatically increases an older person’s risk of death.
Virtual technology: a game-changer in dementia care
A partnership with Dementia Australia has led to the use of virtual reality and game engine technology to transform dementia care.
Warning about high fees for credit repair and debt advice services
ASIC is warning consumers about companies that claim they can fix a poor credit rating.
Millions of older Australians missing out online
Latest research from the Office of the eSafety Commissioner reveals around 2.7 million Australians aged 50 years and over have little or no engagement with the online world.
Revamped NT Seniors Discount Program
Senior Northern Territorians will benefit from the revamped NT Seniors Card program delivering more benefits and discounts, as well as connecting seniors with local business.
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