Dopamine found to restore motivation in Parkinson's sufferers
Monash University researchers have for the first time found evidence that dopamine levels in the brain can help people with Parkinson’s disease overcome cognitive apathy and achieve levels of cognitive motivation equivalent to healthy individuals.
Electric bikes boost older people's mental performance and well-being
Getting on your bicycle can give you an enormous sense of freedom and enjoyment. It can increase your independence and knowledge of the local area, and improve your access to the natural (or urban) environment.
Royal Commission into Aged Care West Melbourne community forum
The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety has announced details of a Community Forum to take place in Maidstone, West Melbourne.
WA transition care places funding
The Western Australia Government has welcomed Federal Government funding of up to $33.75 million to provide older Western Australians with access to transition services following a hospital stay.
Just an hour of weekly walking staves off disability
All brisk walking, even short walks, help prevent disability in older adults with osteoarthritis.
Support for Forgotten Australians
Forgotten Australians, Care Leavers, who were institutionalised in their younger years, can have a deep mistrust of all institutions because of the trauma they experienced in institutional care.
Nearly half of prostate cancers in Australia are over-diagnosed
An Australian-first study led by Bond University on the Gold Coast has found that at least 41 per cent of prostate cancers detected by commonly performed screening tests are over-diagnosed.
Royal Commission into abuse of people with a disability
Prime Minister Scott Morrison today announced the establishment of the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability.
Seniors reablement trial for independence and mobility
The Federal Government is launching a new $29.2 million trial to establish the best supports for maintaining mobility and independence of seniors.
Review of Hearing Health: report presented to parliament
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Health, Aged Care and Sport has presented its Report on the Inquiry into the 2017-18 Annual Reports of the Department of Health and Australian Hearing.
Franking credits inquiry report presented
The House of Representatives Standing Committee on Economics has presented the report of its inquiry into the implications of removing refundable franking credits for non-pensioners.
Dementia’s gender differences revealed
Dementia is one of the leading causes of death in Australia, but University of Queensland research has found the disease affects men and women differently.
Moderating inflammation with quick lifestyle fixes
Inflammation is a life-saving response to injury or illness and protects us from the dangers of infection. None of us enjoy waiting for redness, swelling, or fever to pass.
Budget 2019 fails those living in entrenched poverty
The 2019 Federal Budget anticipates a surplus in future years. But, what does a surplus mean to the everyday life of the growing number of families and single people who are, right now, living in entrenched poverty?
Enrolling for better health care
Older Australians will be able to enter an agreement with their GP to enable more personalised and coordinated care under a significant change announced in Budget 2019.
Federal Budget 2019 – 350,000 older job seekers still left in poverty
The Federal Budget again leaves almost 350,000 job seekers older than 45 years out in the cold by failing to increased Newstart payments – COTA Australia.
Budget 2019 a ‘missed opportunity’ for older Australians
The 2019 Federal Budget has failed to impress older Australians, with advocacy group National Seniors Australia describing it as disappointing, especially for age pensioners.
Budget 2019 turns its back on people who have the least
The Government confirms its vision for Australia is tax cuts for people who don’t need them, guaranteeing more cuts in future to essential services and the safety net for people who rely on them – ACOSS.
Budget leaves older Australians still waiting
Leading Age Services Australia says the Government’s decision to focus on tax cuts and a bigger surplus means it has missed the opportunity to meet the needs of the 120,000 older Australians on the home care wait list.
HCF Research Foundation funds health services research
The HCF Research Foundation has today announced seven recipients of over $1 million in research grants, with funded projects aiming to improve the delivery of health services in Australia.
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