Multiple medicines common for over 50's

A study has provided new insights into how people use medicines on a daily basis, with the use of multiple medicines in older Australians common and more complex than previously thought.

Men's Sheds WA to receive extra funding

Western Australia’s Men’s Shed services will be boosted by $195,000 of State Government funding.

Giving up driving doesn't have to drive you around the bend

Older people who give up driving report positive life impacts and say it’s not all doom and gloom.

NSW Seniors Card commercial benefits in New Zealand

Seniors will see a massive expansion of NSW Seniors Card benefits following the signing of a reciprocal arrangement with the New Zealand Government.

Mature age workers central to future prosperity

A new Deloitte report recognises the imperative for businesses to retain their mature age workers.

Retirement planning made easier

Working out how much money you will have for each year of your retirement has been made easier with the launch of a new online MoneySmart tool.

Protecting the vulnerable from inappropriate lending

Financial counsellors met the Federal Government in St Albans to discuss problems with payday loans and how to help people avoid spiralling debt.

World-first app to fight Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Australia, has announced a world-first app as the latest digital tool in the global fight against Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

Dental funding should target those in genuine need

The Greens Denticare scheme would be infective in providing long-term solutions to the needy, including older Australians.

Technology helps older people to live at home longer

Vulnerable Queenslanders can now trial a wide range of technology to help them to live independently with the opening of a technology display centre at Newmarket.

Report on the Economic Potential of Seniors

The first report from the Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians has been released.

Challenge of Older Prisoners

As the prison population has aged over the last decade, an extra 1500 inmates who are over 50 are now in prisons.

New vehicles for QLD elderly organisations

A new fleet of cars, buses and people movers are destined for local home and community care organisations across Queensland.

e-Health records blueprint released

A national blueprint for the development of e-health records to be launched on 1 July 2012 has been released.

Demand pain relief to the end

Planning early for end of life and the pain relief available is essential for people with dementia, yet most do not do it while they can still make their own decisions.

New Social Security Agreement with Macedonia

A new Social Security Agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia will make retirement easier for around 4000 residents of Australia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

Older Australians to contribute more to economy

The Australian Government will establish an Advisory Panel on the Economic Potential of Senior Australians to ensure the potential of the older members of our community is considered in a range of policy debates.

No national plan to prevent stroke deaths

Stroke is still the second biggest cause of death in Australia.

New resource for patients with Chronic Heart Failure

New information to help sufferers of Chronic Heart Failure (CHF) is now available for cardiologists, GPs, practice nurses and allied health professionals.

People with dementia don’t receive adequate care

Four in five Australians agree: people with dementia don’t receive adequate care within the community.

Access to Indigenous health services eased by new health brokers

A new health brokerage service has been established for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in the inner north of metropolitan Melbourne.