Toe training may help keep elderly upright

Researchers at Victoria University are investigating if toe training – strengthening the muscles in the toes and the feet – can help reduce the incidence of falls in older people.

Eighty-six year old oversees Cambodia aid

Paget Sayers, 86, is the founder of Your Aid, We Deliver, a not-for-profit entity which provides clean water, education, dental and medical services to communities in rural Cambodia.

NSW Ageing Strategy 2016-2020

Minister for Ageing John Ajaka has launched the NSW Government’s whole-of-government plan to help older people in NSW live better lives.

Using ‘Dr Google’ safely

Almost four out of five Australians (78%) report that they look for information about medicines on the internet, according to a new 2016 survey conducted online by Galaxy Research in August.

Resources for people living with dementia

As Dementia Awareness Month closes, NPS MedicineWise and Alzheimer’s Australia are urging sufferers and carers to access new resources that will assist in communicating with healthcare professionals.

Brains of overweight people 'ten years older'

From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior.

We already know how pokies work

A trio of Australian politicians recently called for whistleblowers to reveal secrets about how the gambling industry operates.

Diet to boost life-extending hormone

Research from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre suggests a low protein, high carbohydrate diet may be effective for stimulating a life-extending hormone and obesity-fighting.

Seniors go back to school

On the eve of the United Nations International Day of Older Persons, Palm Lake Resort residents across the nation make a huge difference in their local communities.

Older people offer a resource that children need

New Stanford University research shows that aging adults play critical roles in the lives of young people, especially the most vulnerable in society.

Dementia care model yields early results

Australia’s new dementia care model implemented by The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus is already enhancing quality of life for those living with dementia.

Dementia deaths continue to rise

Heart disease has been Australia's leading cause of death since the early part of the 20th century, but that could be set to change as dementia death rates continue to rise as the population ages.

Awareness of dementia patient carer responsibilities needed

Employer awareness of the challenges faced by staff with aged and dementia patient care responsibilities is needed, to allow workplaces to remain “as productive as possible”.

Warding off depression when older women stop driving

Stopping driving is linked to depression in older women, but the negative mental effects can be buffered by maintaining social contact and participating in social activities.

Gambling problems account for half of ACT losses

People with gambling problems account for almost half of gambling losses in the ACT, a new analysis of gambling trends has found.

Singer with alzheimer’s releases first single, aged 80

80-year-old Teddy Mac, who has Alzheimer’s, today announces the release of his first ever single, on 23rd September 2016, with the prestigious record Decca Records label.

Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence

Lansdowne Gardens, aged care, located in Neutral Bay, Sydney, has been named Metropolitan Sydney’s top Industrial/Institutional Caterer in the 2016 Savour Australia Awards.

Winners and losers from the government's compromise on superannuation

The government has watered down its superannuation reforms in the final release of the proposed changes.

Tapping economic growth through APEC’s Silver Economy

Globally, societies are facing major demographic shifts. Populations are living longer, presenting new business and innovation opportunities to meet the wants and needs of our ageing societies.

Extended 24-hour stroke service for Perth

Specialised stroke management will be available 24 hours a day seven days a week in Perth, expanding the potentially life-saving service.

Increase to veteran pensions

Veteran pension payments will increase from 20 September 2016.