Dementia rates may be falling, not rising
World Alzheimer’s Day (22 September 2017) was a timely occasion to examine dementia statistics commonly quoted by advocacy groups and researchers.
Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing opened
Torrens University Australia officially established the Torrens University Centre of Positive Ageing and Wellbeing which opened on 14 September 2017.
USC study to help older victims of scams
A University of the Sunshine Coast study is looking for ways to help restore the confidence and trust of older Australians in online technology if they become victims of scams that target personal information.
When it comes to keeping our brains young, we need to rise to new challenges
As we get older, our thinking skills often deteriorate: we get slower, more forgetful, less good at learning new things. Yet not everyone experiences these changes to the same degree.
Stay hydrated to stay safe in extreme and deadly heat
With the Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicting unseasonal heatwave for a wide area from Sunday, a health expert has warned people to stay cool, keep an eye on the colour of their wee and remain hydrated.
Three million switch banks
More than three million Australians have switched banks over the past three years with two-thirds finding it an easy process, the Australian Bankers’ Association said today.
Rental stress creating a generation of baby boomer flatmates
The high cost of rent is forcing older Australians to opt for flat mates rather than renting on their own because renting is unaffordable for many.
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutic Area User Guide review
A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Therapeutic Area User Guide (TAUG-PTSD) has been released for review.
Dementia publication sheds light on latest research
More than 400,000 Australians live with dementia and that number is expected to climb.
Veteran pensions increase
Veteran pension payments have increased in line with the biannual indexation.
United service stations across QLD launch 6 cent discount on E10 fuel
United Petroleum has announced that it has dramatically cut the price of all E10 fuel across Queensland for a limited time.
Aged Care Complaints Commissioner 2016-17 annual report
The Aged Care Complaints Commissioner’s 2016-17 annual report shows that more people are becoming aware of the service and raising their concerns.
Seniors more tech-savvy than we think
Older Australians continue to use 'new' banking technology, with CommBank data showing 50 per cent of customers over the age of 65 use ATMs.
New $10 banknotes enter circulation
The new $10 banknote enters general circulation 20 September 2017, and follows the release of the new $5 banknote last year.
Strict VIC political donation laws
The Victorian Government will introduce the strictest and most transparent political donation laws in Australia.
Siblings sharing caring for ageing parents
Caring for ageing parents is a very difficult task and can lead to some sensitive situations between siblings as they navigate the process.