Barefooting for better balance - Can it help prevent falls?

Ten years after she became a barefoot runner, University of Canberra PhD researcher Susan Antcliff is recruiting participants for a study to investigate if going barefoot can help prevent falls in the elderly.

Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Today Australians are encouraged to commemorate the service of all those who served in the Vietnam War and the Battle of Long Tan.

Age-friendly and dementia-friendly grants for WA initiatives

The Western Australian Government has launched its expanded Age-friendly Grants Program to include dementia-friendly projects for the first time.

Celebrating a Queensland for All Ages 17-25 August 2019

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Queensland coordinates Queensland Seniors Week on behalf of the Queensland Government, bringing people together to ‘Celebrate a Queensland of all Age’ through a variety of events across the state.

Cycling Without Age Sydney takes seniors for a ride

Local aged care residents are reconnecting with the joy of riding, thanks to a program helping them explore Sydney by bike.

Better meals coming to Victorian aged care centres

The Victorian Government is taking action to lift the standard of meals in Victorian aged care centres and public hospitals.

New innovative aged care facility in Perth

Construction work has commenced on an innovative aged care centre at LandCorp's Claremont on the Park redevelopment in Perth.

Drop your guard and you'll be scammed

Imagine you’re sitting at home having dinner when the phone rings. You answer and the person on the line says they’re from Medicare.

Modern maker trend could spur ageing brains

Frustrated that her sweater got lost in the community laundry, 92-year-old Gigi took advantage of an embroidery machine to label two others.

Nourishing old age

For the past decade, aged care facilities in Australia have been reducing their expenditure on food, providing fewer servings of high-protein foods to residents.

New VISA debit cards for the NT Seniors Recognition Scheme

Territorians on the Northern Territory Seniors Recognition Scheme will now have more flexibility and choice with the introduction of a new VISA debit card that will replace the existing paper travel vouchers.

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).

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.