New office facilities for the NT Public Guardian

The Northern Territory Attorney-General Natasha Fyles has officially opened the new base for the Office of the Public Guardian in Darwin today.

New East Arnhem Land aged care service

The Australian Government is supporting communities in East Arnhem Land to establish an Indigenous aged care service for local Elders that also creates and sustains local jobs.

Hobart: Oldest Australian capital city

Hobart is Australia's oldest capital city according to data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Less REM sleep is tied to greater risk of dementia

A ground-breaking study by a Swinburne researcher has found that dementia in the elderly can be predicted by measuring rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.

Modified sports keeping NSW seniors active

A new low-impact sporting initiative is encouraging New South Wales seniors to stay active and connected in their communities.

National Meals on Wheels Day

For National Meals on Wheels Day on 30 August, Meals on Wheels Holland Park, with other participating services throughout Queensland will attempt the national record for the most meals produced in five hours.

The data on who's driving too fast

Would you get behind the wheel drunk? Would you travel 65km/h in a 60 zone? 

Do you know the active ingredients in your medicines?

NPS MedicineWise is reminding Australians to be aware of the active ingredients in their medicines to minimise the risk of over-consuming them.

It’s a fact: Women get better with age

Growing older has its benefits, for women at least. Rather than becoming moodier as they age, new research has found that many women get happier in later life, particularly in the 20 years from 50-years-old through to 70.

COTA 50+ Report 2016

The 50+ Report 2016: Twin currencies: how people in New South Wales spend their time and money as they age challenges many commonly-held misconceptions about older people.

Tailgating blamed for rear-end crashes and queue-jumping for tailgating

Tailgating is the leading cause of rear-end crashes with one-in-two drivers failing to keep a safe following distance, a new QUT report has revealed.

BreastScreen WA reaches two million mammograms

Today, on Daffodil Day, BreastScreen WA (BSWA) is celebrating its two-millionth screening mammogram, having taken less than half the time to reach its second million than its first.

Should older people and those with dementia have their licences revoked?

One in ten people over the age of 65 and three in ten people over the age of 85 have dementia. As a degenerative and debilitating disease, people with dementia find they are unable to perform some of the everyday tasks they used to do very well.

Check your hearing as part of Hearing Awareness Week

The Minister for Human Services, the Hon Alan Tudge MP is encouraging people to get their hearing checked as part of Hearing Awareness week.

Bongs, booze and baby boomers

Western countries are sitting on a timebomb of health and social issues arising from drug and alcohol overuse among baby boomers – the generation that won’t slow down.

Europe is going grey: can EU countries work together to care for their elderly?

European societies are ageing. In 1950, only 12% of the European population was over age 65. Today the share has already doubled, and projections show that in 2050 over 36% of Europe’s population will be 65-plus years old.

Why do we get fungal nail infections and how can we treat them?

About 10% of us (including 20% of people over 60 and 50% of people over 70) suffer from fungal nail infections. So why do we get them, and does it matter?

Watch out for NBN scams targeting elderly

The ACCC is warning the community that scammers are pretending to be from NBN to con victims out of their money and personal information.

Launch of new retirement villages cost calculator

The challenges of comparing the cost of retirement villages will become easier with today’s launch of Macquarie University’s retirement village calculator, the first of its kind in Australia.

ACCC wants NBN plan advertising honesty

The ACCC has published guidance for retailers on how to advertise speeds for NBN broadband services, including clearly identifying typical minimum speeds during peak periods.

Older users snoop on Facebook

Older adults are drawn to Facebook so they can check pictures and updates from family and friends, but may resist using the site because they are worried about who will see their own content.