Dementia rates may be falling, not rising

World Alzheimer’s Day (22 September 2017) was a timely occasion to examine dementia statistics commonly quoted by advocacy groups and researchers.

Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing opened

Torrens University Australia officially established the Torrens University Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing which opened on 14 September 2017.

USC study to help older victims of scams

A University of the Sunshine Coast study is looking for ways to help restore the confidence and trust of older Australians in online technology if they become victims of scams that target personal information.

When it comes to keeping our brains young, we need to rise to new challenges

As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things. Yet not everyone experiences these changes to the same degree.

Improving knowledge about sexuality for people with dementia

Dr Cindy Jones from Griffith’s Menzies Health Institute Queensland has been educating and researching what is commonly seen as a challenging and sometimes taboo issue in aged care.

Stay hydrated to stay safe in extreme and deadly heat

With the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicting unseasonal heatwave for a wide area from Sunday, a health expert has warned people to stay cool, keep an eye on the colour of their wee and remain hydrated.

The secret to happiness in later life is simple to discover, but hard to achieve

We live in an extraordinary time: increasing numbers of us are living longer than ever imagined before. It is a major achievement of modern science and healthcare.

VIC Retirement Housing Inquiry fails to provide access to justice

After six months the Victorian Government has responded to the Inquiry into the Retirement Housing Sector, conducted by the Victorian Legislative Council.

Three million switch banks

More than three million Australians have switched banks over the past three years with two-thirds finding it an easy process, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.

Finishing aged care reform must be a top priority

COTA Australia, has welcomed the the Aged Care Legislated Review, which recommends changes needed to make Australia's aged care system fit for purpose over the next two decades.

Government urged to prioritise sustainability of aged care sector

Victorian aged care provider Benetas has urged government to continue considering some of the key recommendations to come from the Legislated Review into Aged Care 2017 report last week.

Rental stress creating a generation of baby boomer flatmates

The high cost of rent is forcing older Australians to opt for flat mates rather than renting on their own because renting is unaffordable for many.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutic Area User Guide review

A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutic Area User Guide (TAUG-PTSD) has been released for review.

Dementia publication sheds light on latest research

More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb.

Veteran pensions increase

Veteran pension payments have increased in line with the biannual indexation.

United service stations across QLD launch 6 cent discount on E10 fuel

United Petroleum has announced that it has dramatically cut the price of all E10 fuel across Queensland for a limited time.

Aged Care Complaints Commissioner 2016-17 annual report

The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s 2016-17 annual report shows that more people are becoming aware of the service and raising their concerns.

Seniors more tech-savvy than we think

Older Australians continue to use 'new' banking technology, with CommBank data showing 50 per cent of customers over the age of 65 use ATMs.

New $10 banknotes enter circulation

The new $10 banknote enters general circulation 20 September 2017, and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year.

Strict VIC political donation laws

The Victorian Government will introduce the strictest and most transparent political donation laws in Australia.

Siblings sharing caring for ageing parents

Caring for ageing parents is a very difficult task and can lead to some sensitive situations between siblings as they navigate the process.