Estia Health commences construction of Southport aged care facility

Southport will see a new $28 million, 110 bed aged care facility, with aged care provider Estia Health officially commencing construction at its development site on Stevens Street.

Senior student embarks on PhD at Bond University

If anyone exemplifies the concept of ‘life-long learning’, it’s Bruce Dwyer.

College education linked to opioid misuse among baby boomers

The more educated a member of the baby boomer generation, the more likely they are to misuse prescription opioids, according to new research from the University at Buffalo.

Tai chi for managing fibromyalgia pain

The ancient martial art of tai chi has similar or greater benefits than aerobic exercise for people with the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.

Low back pain burden – a consequence of medical negligence

The current use of X-rays and scans, opioids, injections and surgery to investigate and treat lower back pain conditions are useless, unnecessary and harmful.

False memories in older adults

Older adults often complain about forgetting, but Penn State University psychologists suggest that another problem may be misremembering.

Veteran pensions increase

Pension recipients including veterans, their partners, war widows and widowers across Australia will receive increased payments from 20 March 2018.

Unannounced aged care quality and safety audits

From 20 March 2018, spot audits will come into force across all Australian residential aged care homes.

Australia fails its oral health check-up

To coincide with World Oral Health Day, the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and Australian Health Policy Collaboration (AHPC) at Victoria University is releasing a world first.

Importance of volunteering and data

A need to understand the benefits of and barriers to volunteering and giving and their economic impacts were among the key issues highlighted in the results from a national consultation.

Ninety per cent don’t know when they need sun protection

Australians could be unknowingly increasing their skin cancer risk, with new data released by Cancer Council showing that 40 per cent are still confused about which weather factors cause sunburn.

Revolutionary glaucoma surgery for rural patients in Broken Hill

Today four patients from rural New South Wales will be part of an Australian-first when they undergo an advanced form of glaucoma surgery at Broken Hill Base Hospital.

New program improving dementia care

A new training program pioneered in Tasmania is promising earlier dementia diagnosis and better support for patients, their families and carers.

Study suggests that cancer survivors are more easily fatigued

A new study has found hints of “accelerated ageing” in healthy older adults who have cancer histories.

A purpose in life by day results in better sleep at night

Having a good reason to get out of bed in the morning means you are more likely to sleep better at night with less sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome.

Nocturia – common cause of a poor night’s sleep

On World Sleep Day, scientists are highlighting the main reason that people are waking up at night – nocturia (the need to get up and urinate more than once during the night).

Training for recovery before major surgery

Imagine you are about to undergo a major abdominal operation. In the lead up to your surgery you meet a number of medical experts including anaesthetists, surgeons and specialist nurses.

Seniors at high risk around financial decisions

Financial elder abuse, life savings lost through shonky investments – older people are high risk because they have more money just before retirement, on average, than at any other stage in their lives.

Weight plays a role in menopause age

Being underweight or overweight could affect the age at which women experience menopause, a University of Queensland study has found.

Age of intending retirees increasing

New research from Roy Morgan shows that in December 2017, the average age of Australians intending to retire in the next 12 months is 61.9 years, up from 58.2 years over the last three years (2014).

Age Services Awards

The outstanding achievements of the age services industry in Queensland were recognised at Leading Age Services Australia’s Excellence in Age Services Awards, on the Gold Coast last night.