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28 January 2022

Queensland parents, teachers left in the dark on COVID-19 protocols as back to school date looms – ABC News


The ASX is officially in a 'correction'. The key question now is when will the share market bottom? - ABC News


Rail repairs could take weeks after outback flooding, Stuart Highway remains closed – ABC News


Great Barrier Reef to receive another $1 billion in funding to save jobs and environment – ABC News


Indonesia's military says three soldiers killed in clash with separatist rebels in Papua – ABC News


EU asks for investigation into alleged Chinese retaliation against Lithuania - DW


LGBT rights: New French law to criminalise 'conversion therapy' – BBC News


Do not condemn your children for their sexual orientation, Pope Francis tells parents – SBS News


New omicron subtype BA.2 is spreading quickly - DW


Sufferers of this disorder [sleep apnoea] 50 per cent more likely to die, study finds – Your Life Choices


Billionaire investor Jeremy Grantham has a scarier prediction than his market crash call – The Age


Australian retail investors are resisting the ‘winds of change’ shaking global markets, experts say – Business Insider Australia


Australia scientists find 'spooky' spinning object in Milky Way – BBC News


Cooking with gas? Research finds health and emissions risks even when stoves are off – ABC News




27 January 2022

1,198 aged care homes have COVID-19 as cases surge – The Weekly Source


Outbreaks exceed 170 cases in four Sydney aged care homes – The Sydney Morning Herald


Fed Govt funding for residential care grows by just $500M in 12 months: Productivity Commission – The Weekly Source


Palliative care services in Australia – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare


Women retirees are disadvantaged compared to men says researcher – Charles Darwin University


Movement for ageing well – it is all about the connective tissue – Community Care Review


Sleep Issues and Sundowning – Alzheimer's Association


Pandemic among factors contributing to old age suicide – Griffith University


Crisis support, suicide prevention, You are not alone. We're here to listen - Lifeline


Why do we find making new friends so hard as adults? - UTS


Older Australians beat the heat at home – University of Adelaide


New research finds Vitamin D supplements do not prolong life – QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute




26 January 2022

Senior Australian of the Year 2022: Val Dempsey – ABC YouTube


Richard Colbeck declined to front Senate hearing, went to the cricket – The Sydney Morning Herald


Aged care minister accused of ‘arrogant complacency’ for attending cricket match – SBS News


Negotiating the age pension rules minefield – The Sydney Morning Herald


VIDEO: 93-year-old ballet teacher keeps students on their toes – ABC News


Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says elderly should avoid crowded areas as new infections rise – ABC News


Could probiotics be the key to Alzheimer’s prevention? - Your Life Choices


Heart attack survivor thanks Tasmanian paramedics carrying thrombolysis medication – ABC News




25 January 2022

Report on Government Services 2022 [Aged Care Services] - Productivity Commission


COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are now free for some Australians. Here's how to get one - ABCNews


A healthier heart can protect your brain too. 5 lifestyle changes to prevent dementia – The Conversation


Elderly Australians ditch residential aged care for home care during pandemic – The Age


Social Isolation Among Older Adults Linked to Having Fewer Teeth – New York University


Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s, Israeli study says – SBS News


Bladder and kidney cancer warning sign – Your Life Choices




24 January 2022

6.6 million Australians eligible for free rapid antigen tests left ‘high and dry’ - The New Daily


Pharmacists concerned about government's RAT scheme for concession card holders – SBS News


Older Victorians the hardest hit by latest COVID-19 wave – The Age


Kids whose grandparents are overweight are almost twice as likely to struggle with obesity – The Conversation


Opportunity window of China’s demographic dividends to close soon: demographer – Global Times


Meet the 2022 Senior Australian of the Year nominees who are changing the world – ABC News


Webinar series keeps health professionals in the loop on the latest stroke information – Stroke Coundation


Jean-Jacques Savin: French adventurer dies crossing Atlantic Ocean – BBC News


Dried Goji Berries May Provide Protection Against Age-Related Vision Loss – University of California - Davis




22 January 2022

Community pharmacists concerned about government's RAT scheme for concession card holders – SBS News


Your pandemic story [COTA survey] - COTA


Palliative Care - it's more than you think [website] – Palliative Care Australia


Few countries offer a good place to die – DukeNUS Medical School


Queenslanders urged to get flu shot as authorities brace for season dealing with influeza and COVID-19 – ABC News




21 January 2022

Sector calls for defence force to be deployed in aged care, Government rejects request – Aged Care Guide


Short-staffed home care providers call on families to help deliver care – Hello Care


Falls history, dementia among top predictors of fall-related hospitalisations – Australian Ageing Agenda


Bupa owes underpaid workers up to $75M - The Weekly Source


How to learn new things – some top tips – National Seniors Australia


Beijing takes lead in 'banking' time for elderly amid growing demographic dilemma – Global Times


Testing ways to encourage exercise – National Institute on Aging




20 January 2022

We Need to Work Together to Resolve the Care Worker Shortage Crisis – Aged Care Online


Government releases overview of new home care program – Community Care Review


National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study Summary Report – Australian Institute of Family Studies


Lions Club Donations Enhance the Lives of Aged Care Residents – Aged Care Online


Revenue utilisation impacting home care financial performance – Community Care Review


Art Helping the Heart and Mind – Aged Care Online


A life-enhancing elixir? Olive oil linked to lower death risks from Alzheimer's disease, all causes – USA Today


Alternative strategy for stalling Alzheimer’s neurodegeneration – Emory University


Stanford study describes how cellular protein factories may contribute to aging and age-related diseases – Stanford University


Why Get Checked [for Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer's Association




19 January 2022

COVID-19 outbreaks may hit half of all aged care homes by end of week, peak body says – ABC News


Fears aged care homes are at ‘breaking point’ as COVID-19 outbreaks rise – SBS News


Thousands of booster jab appointments unfilled as over 60s make up bulk of admissions – The Sydney Morning Herald


Smaller ageless communities predicted for care design – Australian Ageing Agenda


Understanding Clinical Care Provision in the Home – Australian Ageing Agenda




18 January 2022

Chemical restraint regulations: is compliance enough? - InSight+


Aged care return-to-work requirements relaxed for COVID close contacts in South Australia – ABC News


Time to nominate for the 2022 Stroke Awards – Stroke Foundation


Stroke research receives one point four five million dollar government grant – Stroke Foundation


Greece punishes unvaccinated elderly with monthly fines – Al Jazeera




17 January 2022

Michael Pascoe: Aged care out of emergency staff as outbreaks more than double - The New Daily


Government resists calls for free RATs, blames ‘global challenge’ for shortages – The New Daily


Telehealth expansion wins praise from doctors and patient groups – The New Daily




16 January 2022

Ballerina Judith Ker, aged 93, continues to teach students from her Hobart studio – ABC News


Michael Pascoe: Every aged-care home on track for lockdown within weeks – The New Daily


More than 7000 COVID-19 cases in aged care as hundreds of homes locked down – The Sydney Morning Herald




15 January 2022

Loved ones of aged care residents are calling for a greater balance between managing COVID-19 risks and mental health – ABC News


‘I’ve never felt so desperate’: Aged care nurse leads wave of COVID lawsuits – The Age


COVID-19 spreads to second Northern Territory aged care centre, with cases detected in Darwin's Regis Tiwi and Alice Springs' Old Timers Village – ABC News




14 January 2022

'No visitors' policies in Queensland COVID-19 affected aged care homes may breach industry code – ABC News


Thousands of residents infected as aged care sector hits ‘crisis’ - The Sydney Morning Herald


Aged care expert tells why aged care is 'so expensive' – Your Life Choices


Memory Loss and Confusion – Alzheimer's Association




13 January 2022

Doubts raised over January timeline for aged care boosters, as staffing shortages pile on pressure – ABC News


Thousands of residents infected as aged care sector hits ‘crisis’ - The Sydney Morning Hrald


Dementia: Why early detection and prevention are key - DW


How to find friends (and lovers) when you’re over 50 – The Age


Century Lives [Do rules created when most people lived only to 50 or 60 still make sense] – Stanford Center for Longevity




12 January 2022

Research backs Uniting’s homelike care model – Australian Ageing Agenda


Elderly refuse vital aged care help due to COVID fear, as staff shortages cause chaos – ABC News


Exercise alters brain chemistry to protect ageing connections – The New Daily


‘Great Retirement’ in US is led by older female baby boomers – Al Jazeera


Man in his 80s dies with COVID-19 as ACT records 1,508 new cases and food supply issues hit supermarkets – ABC News


Woman in her 50s dies in SA as state's daily COVID-19 case count drops to 2,921, with 211 in hospital – ABC News


How older Australians can fight back against scammers – Your Life Choices




11 January 2022

Aged care workers fear facilities unprepared for Omicron and 'let it rip' approach – SBS News


People with disability 'at risk' due to acute staff shortages across Australia – SBS News


AIHW “Dementia in Australia” report launch Q and A responses - AIHW




10 January 2022

Almost half of aged-care homes waiting for boosters amid 500 outbreaks – The New Daily


Michael Pascoe: Every aged-care home on track for lockdown within weeks – The New Daily


Hundreds of aged care homes around country yet to get vaccine boosters – The Age


Stopping dementia at the nose with combination of rifampicin and resveratrol – Asia Research News




9 January 2022

COVID outbreaks lock down nearly 500 aged care homes nationally – The Sydney Morning Herald


Jump in demand for palliative care leaves services stretched – The Age


South Australia records 3,707 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths – ABC News


Germany: Holocaust survivor Trude Simonsohn dies at 100 - DW


Number of adults with dementia to exceed 150m by 2050, study finds - msn




7 January 2022

As Omicron moves in, Australia is facing a predictable tragedy in aged care – ABC News




6 January 2022

Free rapid antigen tests to be made available to concession card holders, Prime Minister says – SBS News


Accessing home equity and other tips to boost your retirement income – The New Daily


Visitors to aged care facilities struggle with rapid test shortages – The Age


COVID-19 cases climb in Sydney’s aged care facilities – The Sydney Morning Herald


[Dementia] Repetition – Alzheimer's Association [USA]




5 January 2022

Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cognitive youth’ into old age, UCI-led study finds – University of California, Irvine


Snug Village in lockdown as eleven aged care facilities in Tasmania record COVID cases – ABC News




4 January 2022

Fears of another deadly outbreak at Sydney's Newmarch House after worker tests positive – SBS News


First national memory clinic guidelines to support dementia diagnosis - UNSW




3 January 2022

Staffing ‘crisis’ could see exposed aged care employees return to work – The Age


Students use interactive technology to enrich dementia-friendly sensory trail – Federation University


Israel offers fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people over 60, medical workers to fight Omicron – ABC News


More baby boomer singles, including the newly divorced or widowed, search for love via online dating apps – ABC News


I’m approaching a ‘milestone’ birthday. What health checks should I have at my age? - The Conversation


Is energy the key to Alzheimer’s disease? - University of Adelaide


Landmark study on new link between exercise & mitochondria - Victoria University




2 January 2022

Diet trumps drugs for anti ageing and good metabolic health – University of Sydney


Can we unlearn pain? Helping make sense of chronic pain – University of South Australia


Stopping dementia at the nose with combination of rifampicin and resveratrol – Asia Research News




1 January 2022

Relatives despair over COVID lockdowns after some aged care residents spent Christmas alone, weeping and confused – ABC News


What to do next if you test positive to COVID – ABC News


Impact of cultural bias in diagnosing cognitive decline and dementia - UNSW


New drug offers hope for pancreatic cancer patients – University of South Australia


Coffee or Tea? Drinking Both Tied to Lower Stroke, Dementia Risk - Medscape




31 December 2021

Concerns for elderly residents' wellbeing as COVID-19 spreads through Queensland's aged care homes – ABC News




30 December 2021

Prime Minister, how do you let COVID rip in aged-care homes? - The New Daily


Aged care staff must get a COVID-19 vaccine, PM declares – Australian Ageing Agenda


Aged care residents have not yet received their boosters – SBS News


More COVID cases told to manage themselves at home as tests hit ‘bottleneck’ - The Sydney Morning Herald


Academic Education Can Positively Affect Aging of the Brain – University of Zurich


$18b aged care budget outlines new care model – Australian Ageing Agenda



29 December 2021

Aged care resident double vaccinated in April still hasn’t been given a booster shot – SBS News



28 December 2021

Feeling powerless, more and more families in the US are bringing elderly home during pandemic – ABC Newss


Elderly woman becomes SA's fifth person to die with COVID as state records 842 new cases – ABC News


As a season of joy arrives, pandemic stress weighs heaviest on least-healthy older adults – University of Michigan


Canadians want home care, not long-term care facilities, after COVID-19 – The Conversation


How to support a person with dementia as lockdowns ease – The Conversation




27 December 2021

COVID-19 outbreaks sweep across more than 100 aged care facilities – The Sydney Morning Herald




26 December 2021

Older Australians left vulnerable by AZ vaccine – Your Life Choices


Adelaide suburbs aged care facility in 'dire need' of staff amid COVID-19 outbreak, as paramedics called in to help – ABC News


Landmark study finds one in six older Australians suffering elder abuse – The Sydney Morning Herald


Podcast: Centrelink boss reveals new services coming online in 2022 – Your Life Choices




24 December 2021

Many aged care residents face a lonely, isolated Christmas, priest says – ABC News


Falls, confusion... is it my medicine? - NPS Medicinewise


Australian run Centuria buys 38 aged care facilities around New Zealand - RNZ




23 December 2021

Aged Care Quality Bulletin #36 – December 2021 – Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission


Omitting workforce in funding boost ‘short-sighted’ - Australian Ageing Agenda


As COVID's Omicron variant surges, do over 60s who got the AstraZeneca vaccine need a booster sooner? - ABC News


St Basil's operators ordered to testify at inquest into COVID-19 outbreak deaths at aged care home – ABC News


Animal therapy brings benefits for home care clients – Community Care Review




22 December 2021

New road safety campaign to target older Australians – Your Life Choices


Dementia Australia welcomes the launch of the first National Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines – Dementia Australia


ADNeT Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines – Australian Dementia Network – ADNeT Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines


What baby boomers want in retirement living – Your Life Choices


The case against death duties just got stronger – UNSW Business Think


Latest news for veterans – Department of Veterans' Affairs


Gym junkies: Your blood can save the inflamed brain of a couch potato – The New Daily




21 December 2021

Michael Pascoe: The COVID disconnect of little old ladies locked up en masse – The New Daily


Elderly couple told they were too early for a pre-Christmas booster – The Age


Twins Study Indicates Environmental Factors Significant in Alzheimer’s Pathology – UNSW Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing


Prostate cancer symptoms to look out for – Your Life Choices




20 December 2021

Aged care residents and staff in Orange test positive to COVID-19 – ABC News


New Program Helps People Find Their Way Forward After a Dementia Diagnosis - UNSW


Running down the exercise ‘sweet spot’ to reverse cognitive decline – University of Queensland


New centre to improve end of life care for older Australians – University of Wollongong


Joan Oliver gets law degree aged 75 – Victoria University




17 December 2021

Quality in aged care – GEN Aged Care Data


Holiday arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support – Services Australia, Australian Government


Provider confidence in Government’s Royal Commission reform progress low: AACC survey – The Weekly Source


How to give Australians better aged care at home: new Grattan report – Grattan Institute


NDIS app to help participants manage plan – Community Care Review


GCMA Newsletter December 2021 – Global Centre for Modern Ageing


$632.6 million to improve Aged Care for senior Australians - Minister for Health and Aged Care


Unspent funds and packages vs individual plans – Australian Ageing Agenda


Aged care end of life toolkit videos – End of Life Directions for Aged Care


ACSA and LASA commit to form new single peak body ahead of KPMG report – The Weekly Source




16 December 2021

Volunteering benefits for older Australians – Aged Care Guide


Holiday arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support – Services Australia, Australian Government


St Basil’s managers refuse to give evidence during inquest into aged care home's deadly COVID outbreak – ABC News


Now is the Best Time to Talk about Alzheimer's Together – Alzheimer's Association


National Dementia Helpline – Dementia Australia


Unwind over summer with free audiobooks on ABC listen – Australian Broadcasting Commission


Two in five residents found to have an eye condition – Australian Ageing Agenda


Navigating aged care as a veteran – Aged Care Guide


Aged care sector’s major representatives announce intention to form new industry body – Aged Care Guide




15 December 2021

Holiday arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support – Services Australia, Australian Government


Two healthcare workers who visited aged care homes in Adelaide test positive to COVID-19, as new exposure sites listed - ABC News


Major disability service provider apologises for abuse in group homes at royal commission – ABC News


I’ve been made redundant in favour of junior staff. Am I too old to work? - The Age


Carer Allowance: you may be a carer and not know it - CPSA


Busting the ‘slow down’ myth: vigorous activity needed in later life to live longer and better – University of Melbourne


Work Bonus and the three wise men from the East - CPSA




13 December 2021

How retirees can balance property and superannuation – The New Daily


Expanding home care is risky without a workforce plan – The Sydney Morning Herald


Giant Study Finds Viagra Is Linked to Almost 70% Lower Risk of Alzheimer's – Science Alert


Subsidy will ensure more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's – University of Melbourne




11 December 2021

How to Dementia-proof Your Home – The Care Side


Two in five residents found to have an eye condition – Australian Ageing Agenda


Family mourns as inquest into St Basil's aged care COVID-19 outbreak reveals ‘missed opportunities’ - ABC News


Think you’re financially set to retire? Better check those numbers – The New Daily


'Flying grannies' struggle to care for their Australian grandkids - UNSW


Age not a barrier to diabetes technology, new study finds – University of Melbourne




10 December 2021

Unspent funds are impacting providers – Community Care Review


Injury in Australia - AIHW


More Support And Relief For Mental Health Carers [Victoria] – Government of Victoria


Reasons to return to work after retirement – Your Life Choices


The steady march of consolidation: residential aged care operator numbers drop again – The Weekly Source


Dance classes offer freedom and community for Parkinson's disease patients – ABC News


AMCS Seeking to Reduce Social Isolation for Older Australians – Aged Care Online


Aged Care Workforce Industry Council website


Warrigal takes out top gong at ACSA awards – Community Care Review


Australia’s Disability Strategy Hub – Disability Gateway, Australian Government


We need your input to help develop Star Ratings for aged care homes in Australia – University of Queensland


9 December 2021

No interest loans to help buy essentials – Services Australia, Australian Government


Get your proof of COVID-19 vaccinations before you travel - Services Australia, Australian Government


Staying together when your partner's care needs change – Aged Care Guide


Aged care workers in 3 states threaten strike action – Australian Ageing Agenda


Record COVID cases in S Korea as ‘immunity wanes among elderly’ - AlJazeera


Award-winning Jasmine Grove at IRT Kanahooka a first in collaborative retirement housing for women - IRT


Understanding aged care costs – Aged Care Guide


Anglicare SQ wins national award for By Request campaign – Anglicare southern Queensland


Medicines for anxiety and antidepressants trigger post-surgery delirium – University of South Australia


Know your heart: Living with heart failure – NPS Medicinewise


Greenery linked to improved quality of life – Australian Ageing Agenda


Australia needs urgent healthcare reform to cope with future dementia numbers – Aged Care Guide


Study: Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk – University of Washington




8 December 2021

St Basil's operators ask to be excused from giving evidence at coronial inquest into COVID deaths – ABC News


More older Aussies will need to tap into savings and home equity – Your Life Choices


MyGov to push vaccine boosters as doctors call for clearer messaging – The Sydney Morning Herald


Grandmothers feel their grandkids’ emotions when looking at photos – The New Daily


Dementia Storm on the Horizon – International Monetary Fund


Father of severely disabled woman dies, NDIA tells 86-year-old grandmother to look after her – ABC News


Having to sell your home to pay for aged care is a myth – The Age


The great aged-care-at-home bamboozle - CPSA


A daily dose of yoghurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure – University of South Australia


Having at Least a High School Degree and a Complex Job Linked to Dementia Prevention – Centre for Healthy Brain ageing



6 December 2021

Aged care spending will need to increase even more: Actuaries warn – The Age


How your relationship and assets affect your age pension payments – The New Daily


Ironing out the cause of Alzheimer’s disease – University of Adelaide




5 December 2021

Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise as Alzheimer's Treatment in Mouse Study - Science Alert


Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease – University of California


Pervasive and understudied: The plight of the prostate – Stanford Medicine


National Cervical Screening Program monitoring report 2021 - AIHW


Kerala: The granny who learnt to read and write at 104 – BBC News




3 December 2021

Dementia Storm on the Horizon – International Monetary Fund


Disability advocates push to make NDIS age barrier a federal election issue – ABC News


Research Investigates Views of People Living with Dementia - Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)


Multigenerational living: Here's what to consider – Aged Care Guide


Things to consider before your older loved one moves in with you - Aged Care Guide


Executive Director, Superannuation Division, Suzanne Smith - remarks to the 29th Annual Colloquium of Pensions and Retirement Research - APRA


Aged care providers to be exempt from civil and criminal prosecution in new restraints legislation – The Weekly Source


Home care waiting list on downward trajectory – Community Care Review


Occupancy plummets to record low of 86.8% – COVID-19 not the only factor – The Weekly Source


Home care providers unable to take new clients because of staff shortages – Community Care Review


Animal therapy brings benefits for home care clients – Community Care Review


Jobs for seniors – this industry needs you! - National seniors Australia




2 December 2021

Sharp decline in ACFI audits – Australian Ageing Agenda


Alex, 84, is being evicted from his home after the collapse of Sterling Group's housing scheme – ABC News


WHO advises over 60s against travel to COVID-19 hotspots as Omicron variant spreads – ABC News


Living with the kids: What to consider before moving in – Aged Care Guides


Tips for reporting employment income correctly – Services Australia


COVID-19 vaccination reward text message scam – Services Australia


Tasmania's Public Trustee found to have 'genuinely misunderstood' its duties for 26 years – ABC News


Almost 20,000 new Home Care Packages released in last quarter – The Weekly Source


New Program Helps People Find Their Way Forward After a Dementia Diagnosis – Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)


Providers flood new National Aged Care Advisory Council - CPSA


You actually can teach an old dog new tricks, which is why many of us keep learning after retirement – The Conversation


Alan Kohler: The NDIS and the Coalition’s tax limit are about to collide – The New Daily


Money and dementia: The tough conversation we need to have - Money


Ask Paul: I'm 75 and my term deposits are going backwards - Money


2021 innovAGEING National Awards Winners - innovAGEING


Greece PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis to fine over-60s who have not had COVID-19 vaccination – ABC News




1 December 2021

Aged Care Quality Bulletin #35 – November 2021 – Aged Care Care Quality and Safety Commission


Older Australians [facts and figures] - AIHW


Aged care sector under fire as top nurse details St Basil’s ‘fit for purpose’ decision – The Age


Survivors of child sexual abuse facing lengthy wait times for compensation under national redress scheme – ABC News


Australians running out of time on private health cover benefits – The New Daily


Evolution says so: Why we need to be more active as we age – The New Daily


Retirement Living Council’s fears about review to the VIC Retirement Villages Act – The Weekly Source