Dementia drug improves Parkinson's symptoms

Scientists in Bristol have discovered that a commonly prescribed dementia drug could hold the key to helping prevent debilitating falls for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Take action now ahead of storms

The State Emergency Service (SES) is asking residents to take action now to minimise the effects of potentially severe storms across the weekend.

SA multi-patient ‘Ambus’ to hit the road

Australia’s first ambulance bus, which can be used to treat 12 patients at a time, has been launched in Adelaide.

Trial breakthrough for leukaemia treatment

In a major breakthrough fighting leukaemia, Melbourne medical researchers have shown patients with an advanced form of leukaemia can achieve complete remission with a new tablet treatment.

Flexible retirement requires support from employers

Workers are expecting to transition into retirement but face a significant obstacle – few employers have employment practices to support them.

Cast your vote in national sport awards

The Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) is calling on Australia’s sports fans to vote for their favourite athlete and team as part of its annual awards ceremony, the AIS Sport Performance Awards.

Income profile data for Australia

New data released today from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveals which regions most closely reflect the nation in terms of income profile.

New national approach to dementia support

The Australian Government has announced the next phase in a new national approach to programmes and services supporting people with dementia and their carers.

Young school children on the road again

Police will be out in force this week to ensure school kids have a safe start to the school year.

Elder relationship trial launched

Relationships Australia is launching a new counselling and mediation service to support families who need help negotiating the often complex issues related to aging.

Burke and Wills expedition National Heritage listing

The story of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition – and the crucial role of the Yandruwandha Aboriginal people who tried to help them – has been recognised as a defining moment in Australia’s history.

Australian of the Year 2016 recipients

Equality advocate and former Chief of Army, David Morrison AO, was named the 2016 Australian of the Year at a ceremony held on the lawns of Parliament House in Canberra yesterday evening.

NSW social housing expansion

New South Wales will embark on a large scale social housing building program which will generate $22 billion in construction activity.

Some develop Alzheimer’s — and others don’t

Alzheimer’s disease affects millions, but there is no cure and no real test for the diagnosis until death, when the brain can reveal the amyloid plaques that are a telltale characteristic of the disease.

Seniors strategy consultation

The Queensland Government is undetaking broad consultation to help with the development of a new strategy for older people, called Queensland – an Age-friendly Community.

Elderly die in virus outbreak

Four elderly people belived to be in their nineties have died following a respiratory virus outbreak at an aged care hospital near Cairns in North Queensland.

Plea to maintain QLD outlaw bikie gang laws

At the last Queensland State Election the Labor party promised to repeal the LNP introduced anti bikie gang legislation – the Vicious Lawless Association Disestablishment (VLAD) Laws.

Sydney residents e-waste recycled

Sydneysiders recycled 20 tonnes electronic waste in six hours last Friday at the City of Sydney’s latest e-waste collection day - keeping unwanted household items out of landfill.

Put safety first boating this Australia Day

Heading out on the water this Australia Day long weekend recreational boaters and fishers should check the weather before they go.

Can volunteering lead to better health?

Eric Kim from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health led the first study to look at a possible link between volunteering and health care use in older adults.

Study to help adults delay frailty and live independently longer

A study, involving researchers from the University of Birmingham aims to help older people stay fitter and live independently for longer.