More older people in the workforce would boost GDP – but it's a hard ask

There's a budget imperative most observers have taken their eye off: the fiscal fallout from an ageing population.

Sound waves enhance deep sleep and memory

Pink noise synced to brain waves deepens sleep and boosts memory in older adults.

Narrative journaling may help heart's health post-divorce

Participants asked to write the story of their divorce, rather than just document their feelings about it, saw an improvement in cardiovascular health.

What science tells us about successful ageing

There have been some noteworthy examples of successful human ageing in the press recently. It was announced that Prince Phillip will be retiring from royal duties in the autumn, at the age of 96.

International Nurses Day 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) says today’s International Nurses Day (IND) is a chance for the whole community to applaud the contribution nurses make to the Australian health system.

Senate reports on prostheses price regulation

Consumers are set to benefit with a Senate Inquiry today recommending a number of important reforms to address the high cost of prostheses.

Beware of parasites in raw/undercooked fish, warn doctors

An unseen hazard with eating raw or undercooked fish/seafood is on the rise in Western countries, where dishes, such as sushi, are becoming increasingly popular, warn doctors today in BMJ Case Reports.

Experts advise against surgery for degenerative knee damage

Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery to relieve pain and improve movement) should not be performed in almost all patients with degenerative knee disease.

Panel to review National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes

The Federal Government has announced today the two person panel that will conduct the independent review on national aged care quality regulatory processes.

To age better, eat better

When it comes to eating smartly in ways that can help us keep fit and live longer, Hu knows best.

Government prioritises disability scheme over aged care

The 2017 Federal Budget has left older Australians in the dark about the future of aged care.

Budget 2017 – seniors

Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia Scott Morrison delivered the Federal Budget for 2017-2018 on 9 May 2017.

Re-Thinking and Improving End-of-Life & Ageing Care for Senior Citizens at the Palliative & Aged Care Forum

Professionals, executives and experts in the Palliative & Aged Care industries will gather at the inaugural Palliative & Aged Care Forum in Melbourne from 14 - 16 June 2017.

QFES celebrates the power of volunteering

National Volunteer Week is an annual celebration of the power of volunteering and has never been more relevant to Queenslanders than the months following Tropical Cyclone Debbie (TC Debbie).

Consultation opens on the Aged Care Diversity Framework

The Aged Care Diversity Framework will be relevant for all older people and will focus on acknowledging an individual’s diverse needs including ATSI, CALD or LGBTI.

Autism linked to maternal grandmother’s smoking in pregnancy

If a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.

Public attitudes towards end-of-life care conflicted

Public attitudes in UK and USA reveal support both for life-sustaining interventions and for measures to enable peaceful death in progressive neurological illness such as dementia.

WA Volunteer Service Awards

104 volunteers honoured at today's Western Australia Volunteer Service Awards for contributing more than 3,790 years of service to the community.

798 charged in 12 months of new domestic violence offence

A total 798 people have been charged with strangulation offences in the past 12 months, in the first year non-fatal strangulation has been an offence under Queensland’s Criminal Code.

Why older Australians don't downsize

Encouraging senior Australians to downsize their homes is one of the more popular ideas to make housing more affordable. The trouble is, incentives for downsizing would hit the budget, but make little difference to housing affordability.

Vertical retirement village wins national property award

A new vertical retirement village in Queensland has taken home a national award at the 2017 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.