Some develop Alzheimer’s — and others don’t
Alzheimer’s disease affects millions, but there is no cure and no real test for the diagnosis until death, when the brain can reveal the amyloid plaques that are a telltale characteristic of the disease.
Elderly die in virus outbreak
Four elderly people belived to be in their nineties have died following a respiratory virus outbreak at an aged care hospital near Cairns in North Queensland.
Can volunteering lead to better health?
Eric Kim from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health led the first study to look at a possible link between volunteering and health care use in older adults.
Study to help adults delay frailty and live independently longer
A study, involving researchers from the University of Birmingham aims to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.
Yoga benefits healthy ageing
Participation in yoga programs can improve balance, provide a safe and enjoyable form of exercise and may reduce the risk of falls for older Australians, researchers say.
PSA testing guideline approved by NHMRC
Australian clinical practice guidelines on PSA testing and early management of test-detected prostate cancer have been agreed by the National Health and Medical Research Council.
China’s demographic challenges
When the 18th Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) decided to abolish the one-child policy in October 2015 it made headlines throughout the world.
Older adults macular degeneration and falls study
Brisbane area people over 65 with and without macular degeneration are wanted for a study examining the association between falls, fear of falling, and activity levels.
Experts speak out for older drivers
University of Queensland ageing experts have rejected calls for all older drivers to relinquish their licences.
62 people own same as half the world
The gap between the richest and the rest has widened dramatically in the past year with 62 people now owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion of the world’s poorest, Oxfam reported - but others disagree.
Seniors make the most of Adelaide Metro’s free public transport
A new study by the University of Adelaide is showing that the Government’s free public transport initiative for Seniors Card holders has been a huge success.
Beat the heat and stay healthy
With the mercury set to rise this week, it becomes important to take expert advice on staying healthy and safe in prolinged heat-wave conditions.
Social security agreement with India
A new social security agreement between Australia and India is now in force, making retirement easier for residents of both countries.
Aged care sector workforce inquiry
The Senate has referred an aged care sector workforce inquiry to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee for the production of a report which is to address its terms of reference.
Remembering killed Vietnam veterans
Vietnam Veterans who died in the service of their country will be remembered at a poignant commemoration in February as part of the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan and the Vietnam War.
Lack of deep sleep may set the stage for Alzheimer's
There's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease.
Caregivers will suffer stress
It can be overwhelming to take care of a loved one with Alzheimer's or other dementia, but too much stress can be harmful to both of you.
Best brekkie for Baby Boomers
Breakfast is still one of the most important meals of the day so it's important to eat the right combination of foods with which to start the day and stay more healthy.
New Aged Care Complaints Commissioner
Australia’s ‘independent’ Aged Care Complaints Commissioner starts work this week, to handle and investigate any complaint relating to a Commonwealth subsidised residential or home-based aged care service.
National Carer Gateway launched
A new government carer gateway will make it easier for carers to access practical information and advice, and to connect with services in their local area.
Discounted PBS prescriptions start
1 January 2016 marks the start of competition reforms by which pharmacists are able to discount the cost of a prescription subsidised through the Government’s PBS by up to $1.
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