Improving care in older people with fractures

The care of older patients with hip fracture is a high priority for the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI).

Kitchen fire injures elderly woman

An elderly woman was taken to hospital following a kitchen fire in St Clair NSW earlier today.

Two or more prescription medications doubles fall rate

Taking two or more prescription drugs at any one time seems to double the unintentional fall rate at home for the young and middle aged, similar to the effect seen in elderly people.

Giving up driving doesn't have to drive you around the bend

Older people who give up driving report positive life impacts and say it’s not all doom and gloom.

Mature age workers central to future prosperity

A new Deloitte report recognises the imperative for businesses to retain their mature age workers.

Retirement planning made easier

Working out how much money you will have for each year of your retirement has been made easier with the launch of a new online MoneySmart tool.

World-first app to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Australia, has announced a world-first app as the latest digital tool in the global fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Technology helps older people to live at home longer

Vulnerable Queenslanders can now trial a wide range of technology to help them to live independently with the opening of a technology display centre at Newmarket.

Report on the Economic Potential of Seniors

The first report from the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians has been released.

Challenge of Older Prisoners

As the prison population has aged over the last decade, an extra 1500 inmates who are over 50 are now in prisons.

Demand pain relief to the end

Planning early for end of life and the pain relief available is essential for people with dementia, yet most do not do it while they can still make their own decisions.

People with dementia don’t receive adequate care

Four in five Australians agree: people with dementia don’t receive adequate care within the community.

Seniors must plan a fire escape

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Greg Mullins has encouraged older residents to take the time during Seniors Week to prepare their homes to prevent fires and draw up a fire escape plan.