What sort of housing do older Australians want and where do they want to live?

Australia faces a massive challenge delivering suitable housing for an ageing population. The nation is expected to have nearly 50% more people older than 55 by 2036, with a projected increase from around 6.4 million in 2016 to 9.4 million in 2036.

How to boost your grey matter in the bedroom – sleeping actually

Your memory not what it used to be? Australians are quick to blame their forgetfulness on ageing when the real reason is closer to home, sleep experts warn.

Older people with alcohol dependence need better support

Tom held a responsible position at a charity. Friends described him as a kind and caring man. But following the death of his father, he turned to alcohol and lost his job and a close relationship.

Walking safely this National Missing Persons Week

A new resource to assist people living with dementia to walk safely and maintain their independence is now available from Dementia Australia.

Overall inflation low but retirees facing steep increases for basics

Living cost changes are more or less in line with the All groups CPI 0.6 per cent increase between the March and June quarters 2019.

Aged care research funding

Older Victorians will receive better care and support to age well, from ongoing research funded by the Victorian Government and led by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

Health Charter gives patients more power

The new Australian Charter of Healthcare Rights released today gives welcome recognition to the evolving place of the patient as partner in decisions about their care.

Good heart health at age 50 linked to lower dementia risk later in life

Good cardiovascular health at age 50 is associated with a lower risk of dementia later in life, finds a study of British adults published by The BMJ.

Over 160 pharmacies in Qld are now dementia friendly

Queenslanders living with dementia and their carers will now have access to specialised support from trained pharmacists and pharmacy assistants in 165 community pharmacies across the state.

Aussies worried loved ones will suffer elder financial abuse

The Australian Banking Association (ABA) has today announced it is joining forces with Bauer Media to expand its campaign to tackle elder financial abuse.

Aged care employees making a difference

On Aged Care Employee Day, Dementia Australia acknowledges the hundreds of thousands of people working in the industry across Australia.

Study ties poor sleep to reduced memory performance in older adults

A new study has found that variability in night-to-night sleep time and reduced sleep quality adversely affect the ability of older adults to recall information about past events.

Physically demanding jobs linked to poor health in delayed retirement

Men and women who have physically demanding jobs may experience poorer mental and physical health if they delay their retirement, new research led by Curtin University has found.

Royal Commission Brisbane Hearing

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Brisbane from Monday 5 August 2019 to Friday 9 August 2019. The hearing will inquire into aspects of the regulation of aged care.

Sleep on it - memory and problem solving

Your memory not what it used to be? Australians are quick to blame their forgetfulness on ageing when the real reason is closer to home, sleep experts warn.

Creating a global roadmap for healthy longevity

CEPAR researchers have been appointed as members of the US National Academy of Medicine’s (NAM) International Commission on Creating a Global Roadmap for Healthy Longevity.

Walking Football targets one million active hours for seniors

The Federal Government will use a new Walking Football initiative to provide an additional one million active hours over the next two years for senior Australians.

CHOICE exposes hidden funeral costs

Funeral industry practices that hide prices take advantage of grieving families.

Legal protections for mature workers

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR) released a new fact sheet on legal protections for mature workers in Australia.

'Time travel' as dementia care is spreading, but the future may be more powerful than the past

The village of Hogeweyk in The Netherlands has been compared with the Truman Show. It is home to 152 people with dementia and is run by carers who maintain a round-the-clock false reality for the residents.

Landmark study to assess long-term health risks of aspirin use in elderly

Researchers are expanding on the landmark aspirin trial, ASPREE, with a five-year follow up study to investigate the long-term effects of low dose aspirin on the health of older people.