Deaths from falls increase among older US adults
Death rates from falls for U.S. adults 75 or older increased from 2000 to 2016 in a study that analysed nationally representative vital statistics data.
Better targeting of Australia’s age pension
The Australian retirement income system has been praised as one of the best in the world.
Join the Great Escape to make fire safety a priority
Residents are being reminded to mark Friday 28 June in their calendars for this year’s Great Escape.
Home care queue continues to grow
Leading Age Services Australia (LASA) says the latest data from the Government shows increasing numbers of older Australians assessed as needing care in their homes are not getting care at the level they require.
IRT employees complete year-long dementia care fellowship program
Five IRT employees have completed a 12-month Dementia Training Australia (DTA) Fellowship Program to help improve the lives of people living with dementia.
Advance care planning in Australia: Background Paper 5
Most older Australians are not set up to direct the way they are cared for in the event they become incapable of communicating as a result of accident, dementia, or illness.
More support for Victoria's carers
The Victorian Government is delivering on its commitment to give Victoria’s hard-working and dedicated carers the boost they need for well-earned respite.
Say ‘I do’ to super this tax time
The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is encouraging all Australians to commit to growing their retirement savings this tax time.
Battling identity crime at ShredFest
People are being urged to protect themselves from identity theft ahead of the end of the financial year.
Findings link gut bacteria and fibromyalgia
There are alterations in the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tracts of people with fibromyalgia, report researchers.
A national plan for better pain management
Painaustralia on 17 June launched the new National Strategic Action Plan for Pain Management.
Workshop puts an age-friendly focus on Townsville
Working together to make communities more inclusive and accessible for people of all ages was the focus of an age-friendly workshop held in Townsville 20 June.
New technology-enabled home opens for people with an intellectual disability
St John of God Accord, a support and accommodation provider for people with an intellectual disability, has opened its new industry leading technology-enabled home for people with a complex intellectual disability.
Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men
Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer--at least in men.
Women’s awareness of alcohol’s role in breast cancer risk is poor
Women’s awareness of alcohol’s role in boosting breast cancer risk is poor, indicates research published in the online journal BMJ Open.
Lifting the lid on a hidden cancer
Bladder cancer is a painful and sometimes life-threatening condition that patients can find difficult to talk about, with many becoming homebound as they cope with debilitating side effects such as incontinence.
Monthly average losses to NBN scams almost triple in 2019
Australians are losing more money to NBN scams, with reported losses in 2019 already higher than the total of last year’s losses.
Betting on races attracts older gamblers than sports betting
New research from Roy Morgan shows 1.8 million Australians aged 18+ place bets in an average three months.
Osteoporosis underdiagnosis in aged care is putting lives at risk
Macquarie University research shows that significant underreporting of osteoporosis in Australian residential aged care facilities points to an epidemic of underdiagnosis which is leading to increased risk of fractures and potential fatal falls.
Artificial Intelligence and assistive technologies to support dementia care
Assistive robots and monitoring devices could help solve the world’s growing dementia crisis according to a Griffith University health expert.
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