How simple policy changes can help us age better and prevent cognitive decline

Many people experience a decline in cognitive function with age, such as a worsening memory and trouble processing information. In most cases, this is perfectly normal.

Elder abuse awareness roadshows for regional WA

Advocare will deliver a series of public forums on elder abuse awareness and prevention in regional and remote parts of the State, following a $50,000 contribution from the Western Australia State Government.

How older Australians in aged care use health services

A first-time report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) examines the use of health services by older people using different types of aged care.

IRT Group marks 50 years in aged care

Illawarra-based retirement living and aged-care provider IRT Group turns 50 today, 14 November 2019.

Exercise reduces chronic inflammation, protects heart

The body needs white blood cells — or leukocytes, to fight infection. However, a sedentary lifestyle can lead to inflammatory leukocytes, which can cause an increased risk for heart disease and strokes.

How meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

If you are forgetful or make mistakes when in a hurry, a new study from Michigan State University – the largest of its kind to-date – found that meditation could help you to become less error prone.

Bilingualism and dementia: how some patients lose their second language and rediscover their first

For many people with dementia, memories of early childhood appear more vivid than their fragile sense of the present.

Australian of the Year awards finalists 2020

The everyday people in the running for the 60th Anniversary Australian of the Year Awards have now been announced by the National Australia Day Council.

Is the productive wellbeing of older workers all in the mind?

As people are staying healthy and living longer, many older workers, aged 55 and over, have been choosing to continue in employment well into their sixties, seventies and even into their eighties.

Longevity tables, the basis for ensuring your money lasts, need revision

Crucial tables used in software to estimate retirees’ longevity and calculate how best to ensure their savings last, need a critical update, the Actuaries Institute said.

Earle Haven inquiry report released

The Australian Government is supporting the 23 recommendations made by the report of Inquiry into Events at Earle Haven, which was produced by Ms Kate Carnell AO and released 11 November 2019.

WA Seniors Week 2019

Seniors Week 2019 is underway, with Seniors and Ageing Minister Mick Murray encouraging people of all ages to celebrate the remarkable contributions of older Western Australians.

Royal Commission Hobart: Governance of approved providers of aged care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a hearing in Hobart, Tasmania, from Monday 11 November to Friday 15 November 2019.

WA draft aged care residential planning statement

The Western Australia Government on 28 October launched the 'Draft Position Statement: Residential Aged Care' aimed at cutting red tape and fast-tracking planning for aged care facilities across the State.

At last, ALL superannuation products to be compared

The Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) has welcomed the announcement by the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) that it will begin collecting data on choice superannuation products.

Tweaking prescribing rules won't fix chemical restraint in aged care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care and Safety wasn’t supposed to make any recommendations in its interim report. Yet it identified three key areas where immediate action should be taken.

How to be fit in your 60s and beyond

Ageing is inevitable and is influenced by many things – but keeping active can slow ageing and increase life expectancy.

The aged care royal commission's 3 areas of immediate action are worthy, but won't fix a broken system

After many months of hearings across the country, the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has published its interim report.

Tough as nails: Older people reluctant to ask for mental health support

New Edith Cowan University research has found that more than 40 per cent of older Australians with chronic disease would be unlikely to seek help for mental health conditions even if they needed it.

Misuse of restrictive practices in aged care deeply concerning say psychiatrists

The confronting Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety, Interim report: Neglect, confirms the need for an urgent overhaul of Australia’s aged care system says the principal body representing psychiatrists.

Under-insurance to cost homeowners hundreds-of thousands

New research has found vast numbers of Aussie property owners could have their homes under-insured by up to 66 per cent, leading to devastating financial loses in the event of a claim.