Six DIY injuries to watch out for

Aussies love their DIY – fuelled by the huge range of home renovation shows on our small screen, from ‘The Block’ to ‘Grand Designs’, there are DIY strategies to cover any taste and budget.

Older women in an emerging elderly underclass

Older women are increasingly at risk of homelessness in NSW after inaction by both major parties which has led to a private housing market that is excluding older women.

Research into alleviating stress faced by carers

A University of the Sunshine Coast research project is aiming to help families cope with the ongoing stress that follows the placement of elderly loved ones into aged care facilities.

Supporting mature aged workers in Canberra

Business leaders, experts in seniors issues and government representatives met today to discuss barriers to mature aged workers.

More seniors now surfing a new Web wave

You’re never too old to learn - and there’s plenty on offer for senior Australians who want to know how to work a computer and make the most of the health, entertainment and social benefits.

Aged care service use in final years of life

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) looks at Australians’ use of aged care services towards the end of their lives.

Sydney housing costs drive older people north

Older people on low or fixed incomes are increasingly moving from Sydney to areas like the North Coast in the hope of obtaining affordable housing.

Government proposals could erode quality of aged care

Charles Sturt University academic Dr Maree Bernoth is using this NSW Senior's Week to highlight proposed changes to government legislation she believes could erode the quality of residential aged care.

Dance study puts people with Parkinson’s on the front foot

Brisbane researchers have proven that a community dance program can improve the health and wellbeing of people living with Parkinson's disease.

Dementia-related wandering in residential aged care studied

People with dementia in residential aged care don't wander into harms way as often as carers and family fear.

Access your credit score free

CreditSavvy.com.au launches today, providing Australians with free access to their credit score and resources to understand and manage their credit reputations.

Older age groups succumb to chronic disease

New information released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) presents the latest data on causes of death in Australia.

Alzheimer’s breakthrough using ultrasound

Queensland scientists have found that non-invasive ultrasound technology can be used to treat Alzheimer’s disease and restore memory.

Too many unaware of high blood pressure risks

A new survey* reveals many Australians are unaware of the serious risks associated with high blood pressure and often find it difficult to make the lifestyle changes after being diagnosed.

Australians need more calcium and iron - ABS

In a joint first between the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ), estimates of Australians’ usual intake of nutrients have been produced and calcium is found to be lacking.

Quakers Hill Nursing Home management’s response ‘lame and risky’ - Coroner

Findings from the Quakers Hill Nursing Home fire coronial inquest are damning of the nursing home’s employment and management of Roger Dean, who lit two fires which killed 11 residents in November 2011.

Moderate coffee consumption lessens risk of clogged arteries and heart attacks

People who drink a moderate amount of coffee daily are less likely to develop clogged arteries that could lead to heart attacks, reveals research published online in the journal Heart.

Intergenerational Report – seniors body perspectives

The fourth Intergenerational Report (IGR), released today by Treasurer Joe Hockey, reveals an outlook of optimism, opportunity and challenge, says National Seniors.

Intergenerational Report stark choices

At the release of the report, the Treasury Joe Hockey said the Report is the social compact between the generations – children, grandchildren, parents, grandparents and each other.

Losing a spouse often hastily linked to depression

Loneliness brought about by the death of a spouse can trigger a wider network of depression-like symptoms – and doctors are often too quick to attribute the symptoms to depression.

Living alone in Australia

A quarter of all Australian households are now lone person households, according to a new demographic trends paper released by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.