Older sexual abuse victims seek help

It took almost four decades and an emotional breakdown resulting in hospitalisation for NSW grandmother to acknowledge the effect of childhood sexual abuse and seek help.

Don't worry. Be happy. Lose weight

Many people believe that if they lose weight they will be happier about themselves, but new research is suggesting that people should take the opposite approach.

Age Pensioners not spending the inheritance

Australia’s aged pensioners tend to preserve financial wealth and consume conservatively says a new study by the ARC Centre for Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR).

Australia slipping in best countries for older people to live

Australia remains among the best but has fallen several places on the 2015 Global Ageing Index of quality of life and well-being for older people.

Mature-age student finds new direction

It’s never too late to begin a tertiary journey and change your life.

VIC bowel cancer screening rates low

New data shows only around one in three Victorians aged over 50 are taking up the opportunity to have a free bowel cancer screening test.

37 000 Australian cancers could be prevented

An Australian-first study that found about 37 000 Australian cancer cases could be prevented each year.

Scientists map healthy elderly brain

Scientists have comprehensively mapped the connections in the healthy elderly brain, known as a connectome.

Dementia Severe Behaviour Response Teams

A Federal Government initiative will provide a help for aged care residents who exhibit severe behaviour as a result of their dementia and assist them to manage their symptoms.

Tool to Save money on power bills

The Victorian Labor Government has launched a new tool to help Victorians save money on their power bills, as new figures show that nine out of 10 Victorians are paying too much for electricity.

Financial abuse of older Australians

The Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan, has called for a national plan to prevent the elderly from becoming victims of financially motivated abuse.

Understanding older Australians isolation and loneliness

With increasing numbers of older people receiving care in the home, there is a growing need to understand and address social isolation and loneliness which could be an unintended consequence of this growing area.

Calcium and vitamin D for bone health

The Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI) said today’s World Osteoporosis Day shines the spotlight on calcium and vitamin D and the vital role they play in preventing osteoporosis.

World Osteoporosis Day – get active

Minister for Health Sussan Ley is pleading with Australian women to “put their health first” and get active to ensure they – and their families - live more healthy, happy and productive lives.

SES Week across Australia

Queensland’s Orange Angels were centre-stage today with the official launch of SES Week.

What is the optimal system for funding retirement?

Australia's retirement system may be the envy of international policy-makers, but its combination of mandatory savings and a government means-tested age pension may not be producing the best outcome.

VIC Government extends grants for multicultural seniors

The Victorian Government is continuing the popular Participation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Seniors Grants Program for another two years.

Australian-first insurance for people on low incomes

For the first time in Australia, accessible insurance cover will be available to people on low incomes.

New Powers of Attorney Legislation - Victoria

State Trustees has applauded the new Powers of Attorney legislation that commenced in Victoria on 1 September 2015

Real Men Move website launched

The New South Wales Government will join forces with national industry body Exercise & Sports Science Australia to launch a website this week aimed to get Australian men doing more exercise.

Dementia – little understood impacts

As the second leading cause of death after heart disease, dementia is one of the Australia’s biggest, yet least understood conditions.