ASIC urges consumers to question whether SMSFs are right for them

ASIC has warned Australian investors considering establishing their own self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) to be particularly aware of the potential downside to such a strategy.

Sharp rise in antidepressant use in UK over-65s

More than 300m people suffer from depression around the world. Of those, about 7% are people over the age of 60.

SHONKYS 2019: Major fridge fail, junk finance and “bag of sugar” cereal

IKEA, Kogan, AMP and the entire pet insurance industry are named in 2019 CHOICE SHONKYS

WHO launches World report on vision on World Sight Day

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed.

Blindness in Australia and how it can be prevented

Approximately 13 million Australians (over half of the population) experience at least one or more long-term eye conditions during their life.

Aged care needs to reflect multicultural Australia

This week, the aged care royal commission looks at diversity in aged care, an issue becoming increasingly relevant to both residents and the staff who care for them.

Dealing with UK prisoners who are growing old and dying in custody

There are prisoners in the UK who are now into their 70s, 80s and 90s.

Gym trial puts weight behind active bones

Community exercise programs could be key to helping Australia's ageing population maintain bone and muscle health, while busting common misconceptions about the type of exercise best for older adults.

Early Start’s Intergenerational Playgroups benefit young and old

Children and grandparents enjoy active play in relaxed, research-focused environment.

Pharmacists can help protect older Australians

One hundred and sixteen aged care residents are hospitalised every day in Australia due to medication errors.

Breast cancer survey shows allied health gap

Breast cancer survivors affected by the financial cost of allied health have revealed the need for urgent improvement in the delivery of specialist health services.

Smart materials in home care systems for the elderly

Deakin University is exploring how 'smart' materials can be used in home care systems to help elderly people stay safer in their homes.

Takata airbag misdeployment can result in death or serious injury

Major car manufacturers, including BMW, GM Holden, Honda, Mitsubishi and Toyota, are warning that 20,000 vehicles already under recall for defective Takata airbags are now classified as “critical”.

Commission's Melbourne Hearing 2 - diversity in aged care

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety will hold a public hearing in Melbourne from Monday 7 October 2019 to Friday 11 October 2019 on the aged care needs of people who have diverse backgrounds, experiences and characteristics.

Investigating lifestyle interventions to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s

The role of lifestyle factors such as diet, exercise and brain training in reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease will be the focus of a major new study funded by the Medical Research Future Fund.

Australian Masters Games 2019 ready to kick off

Adelaide is set to come alive when over 7,600 inspiring athletic adults hit the sports fields for the 17th Australian Masters Games, kicking off on Saturday 5 October 2019.

What happens when students call an aged care facility home

Intergenerational living aims to benefit students and older people in care.

Applications open for 150 new rural aged care beds

The Australian Government is providing ongoing funding for up to 150 high needs rural aged care beds with $5 million available in the round.

‘We need to stand up now’ for the elderly: urges UN rights expert on World Day

In the coming decade, the number of persons aged 60 or over is projected to grow by 46 per cent.

International Day of Older Persons

1 October 2019 marks International Day of Older Persons, with the theme for this year being “The Journey to Age Equality.”

Governments must take further action to boost job opportunities at an older age

In the face of rapid population ageing, governments must promote more and better job opportunities at an older age to protect living standards and the sustainability of public finances, according to a new OECD report.