Researching the challenges of aged care for people with dementia

Increasing the understanding of community aged care for people with dementia is the focus of new research by Griffith University.

Grey dawn or the twilight years? Let’s talk about growing old

The most recent National Press Club forum on aged care has once again put the spotlight on the “longevity revolution” and attitudes towards Australia’s ageing population.

Chemists Customer Satisfaction

The Roy Morgan Research, May Australian Customer Satisfaction Awards have been announced, and Soul Pattinson takes out top spot for the fourth consecutive month.

Dose of nature is just what the doctor ordered

People who visit parks for 30 minutes or more each week are much less likely to have high blood pressure or poor mental health than those who don’t.

Australia's 2016 Census – 9 August 2016

Australia’s 17th national Census of Population and Housing - it’s our moment to pause and make a difference.

Exercise as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with knee damage

Exercise therapy is as effective as surgery for middle aged patients with a common type of knee injury known as meniscal tear, finds a study in The BMJ this week.

Don’t just blame older Australians for increased hospital demand

Australian Medical Association president Michael Gannon last week headed his list of reasons for increased pressure on the health system with population ageing.

Dementia care model focusing on enablement and independence launched

The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus has launched an Australian-first, revolutionary dementia care model that is set to transform the way it cares for residents living with dementia.

Elderly couples are the wealthiest households

The wealthiest households in Australia are couples over 65, who have experienced a partly property related real increase in median net wealth of almost 70% since 2002.

Bowel Cancer Screening monitoring report 2016

The new report presents statistics on the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (NBCSP) found that in 2014, for those screened, 7% had a positive result warranting further assessment.

WA Seniors Award nominations open

West Australians are beeing encouraged to recognise exceptional seniors in their communities by nominating them for a WA Seniors Awards.

Commemorating 100th anniversary of the Battle of Fromelles

Australia remembers its soldiers who fought and died in the First World War Battle of Fromelles one hundred years ago today.

Real-time disclosure of political donations for QLD

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said an electronic real-time donation disclosure system would be in place by the end of 2016.

Unattended kitchen appliances a recipe for fire disaster

This winter, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is reminding residents to be vigilant in the most fire prone room of the house – the kitchen.

Low income families in WA fail to benefit from low-carbon dividends

A new report released by the Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre (BCEC) has shown that low income households in WA are spending around 12 per cent of their income on utility bills and fuel each week, compared with 2.9 per cent for high income households.

Driving towards a CarFreeMe

We spend the majority of our childhood years waiting to do it, and in adulthood we try to hang on for as long as possible before giving it up.

Superannuation change will claw back millions

Ordinary Australians could lose tens of thousands of dollars or more from their superannuation pay-out when a little-known new law takes effect on 1 July 2017.

Women are staying in workforce longer due to changes in pension age

Increasing the pension age from 61 to 65 for women – making it the same access age for men – results in women spending longer in the labour force rather than seeking other welfare payments.

Housing affordability crisis creates spiral of disadvantage

New research has highlighted that while many house-shifters are upgrading homes and living standards, housing affordability is sorting many of the most disadvantaged into areas with fewer opportunities.

Funding for vulnerable QLD energy consumers education

Consumers in South East Queensland are being urged to regularly shop around for better electricity prices to ensure they get the best possible deal for their individual household needs.

One in four Aussies with type 2 diabetes missing doses of medicines

A survey of Australians living with type 2 diabetes—released by NPS MedicineWise during National Diabetes Week—has shown more than one in four (28%) admit that they miss doses of their diabetes medicines.