Overall inflation low but retirees facing steep increases for basics
Living cost changes are more or less in line with the All groups CPI 0.6 per cent increase between the March and June quarters 2019.
Aged care research funding
Older Victorians will receive better care and support to age well, from ongoing research funded by the Victorian Government and led by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).
Health Charter gives patients more power
The new Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights released today gives welcome recognition to the evolving place of the patient as partner in decisions about their care.
Emergency services to build community connection
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) volunteers and staff will be among thousands hitting the streets this August, working to create connections within the community to help prepare for disasters.
Over 160 pharmacies in Qld are now dementia friendly
Queenslanders living with dementia and their carers will now have access to specialised support from trained pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in 165 community pharmacies across the state.
Aussies worried loved ones will suffer elder financial abuse
The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has today announced it is joining forces with Bauer Media to expand its campaign to tackle elder financial abuse.
Aged care employees making a difference
On Aged Care Employee Day, Dementia Australia acknowledges the hundreds of thousands of people working in the industry across Australia.
Study ties poor sleep to reduced memory performance in older adults
A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events.
Physically demanding jobs linked to poor health in delayed retirement
Men and women who have physically demanding jobs may experience poorer mental and physical health if they delay their retirement, new research led by Curtin University has found.
Royal Commission Brisbane Hearing
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Brisbane from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 9 August 2019. The hearing will inquire into aspects of the regulation of aged care.
Sleep on it - memory and problem solving
Your memory not what it used to be? Australians are quick to blame their forgetfulness on ageing when the real reason is closer to home, sleep experts warn.
Walking Football targets one million active hours for seniors
The Federal Government will use a new Walking Football initiative to provide an additional one million active hours over the next two years for senior Australians.
CHOICE exposes hidden funeral costs
Funeral industry practices that hide prices take advantage of grieving families.
Legal protections for mature workers
The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) released a new fact sheet on legal protections for mature workers in Australia.
'Time travel' as dementia care is spreading, but the future may be more powerful than the past
The village of Hogeweyk in The Netherlands has been compared with the Truman Show. It is home to 152 people with dementia and is run by carers who maintain a round-the-clock false reality for the residents.
Landmark study to assess long-term health risks of aspirin use in elderly
Researchers are expanding on the landmark aspirin trial, ASPREE, with a five-year follow up study to investigate the long-term effects of low dose aspirin on the health of older people.
Online resource to help sufferers ease back pain
A comprehensive free tool to help people manage back pain has been developed by a team of international health experts led by University of Queensland researchers.
Older driver safety compromised by seat cushions and pillows
New research has found that common accessories typically used by older Australians to improve comfort in cars may increase the chance of injury during a crash.
An uplifting bike ride for Sydney seniors
Local aged care residents will reconnect with the joy of riding, thanks to a program helping them explore Sydney by bike.
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