Half of older Australians living with disability
Just over half (50.7 per cent) of Australians aged 65 and over reported living with disability in 2015, compared to one in 8 (12.5 per cent) aged under 65, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Home nursing deal in China
Large not-for-profit aged care provider RDNS has entered into an agreement with two health care organisations in China to set up home nursing services in the city of Qingdao.
Lifeview awarded Best Active Ageing Special Project
Victorian aged care provider Lifeview Residential Care (Lifeview) is celebrating being awarded the Asia Pacific Eldercare Innovation Award for Best Active Ageing Special Project.
New eSafety Women website launched
The Federal Government has launched a new website which enables women to take control online and protect themselves from technology-facilitated abuse.
Australian Dementia Forum
The inaugural Australian Dementia Forum 2016 will be held in Brisbane from 1 to 3 May 2016, featuring foremost Australian and international researchers on dementia.
A Guide to the Rights of Older South Australians
A new, free guide designed to help protect the rights of older South Australians has been launched to today.
Capital gains tax and negative gearing policies affordable?
Changes to negative gearing and capital gains tax would save the Commonwealth Government about $5.3 billion a year, according to a new Grattan Institute report.
Prescription monitoring to save lives
The Victorian Government will act to prevent the deaths of up to 90 Victorians over the next five years, from prescription drug overdoses with a real-time prescription monitoring system.
Loneliness and isolation linked to heart disease and stroke
Loneliness and social isolation are linked to around a 30 per cent increased risk of having a stroke or developing coronary artery disease the leading causes of illness and death in high income countries.
Federal public dental services funding doubled
The Federal Government will provide the largest Commonwealth investment in public dental services to ensure all children and adults with concession cards who need it most do not fall through the cracks.
WA Carers Strategy released
An online directory of services for Western Australia's 320,000 carers has been launched by the State Government, to achieve greater recognition and support for carers.
Could over 40,000 cancers in Australia be prevented?
Minister for Health Sussan Ley today launched Check Your Cancer Risk, an interactive online tool to help people understand how lifestyle factors can contribute to their risk of cancer.
SilverSport to help WA seniors get active
Eligible West Australian seniors will be given financial help to join sporting clubs or attend seniors physical activity classes under an innovative program announced today.
Mature Australia Party launched
The Mature Australia Party was registered by the Australian Electoral Commission as a political party on 14 April 2016 with the intention of standing candidates in the coming Federal election.
New guide to support carers
A new guide to help health professionals deliver improved support to those who care for someone with a mental illness has been launched today.
World-first blood test for Parkinson's
La Trobe University researchers have developed a world-first diagnostic blood test which could change the lives of people to be diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.
Domestic strangulation an offence under QLD’s Criminal Code
The Queensland Government has passed laws to make non-fatal strangulation a separate offence under the Criminal Code, to strengthen the response to domestic and family violence.
Taking opportunities of an ageing population
Government, academia, business and the non-government sector have came together to discuss how NSW can seize opportunities created by an ageing population at a roundtable today.
Checking condom use in the over-50s
Investigations show that sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in the over-50 age group and could surpass the infection rates of younger people because of the low use of condoms.
What we know and suspect about the causes of Parkinson's disease
Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 Australians living with the disease.
How can we use foods as medicine?
At a time when food and nutrition information is at an all-time high, there is a lot of confusion and misinformation out there about food-based recommendations for wellness.
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