Learning to ask older adults better questions about their memory

Healthcare providers and researchers rely on screening questions to detect patients who may be at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease and other aging-related problems.

Free public transport on Vietnam Veterans’ Day

The Victorian Government is making it easier for more Victorians to pay their respects this Vietnam Veterans Day, with free public transport to the Shrine of Remembrance and local commemoration services.

Too many Australians have to choose between heating or eating this winter

You’d expect a dual-parent family on a median income to be able to put enough healthy food on the table. But once the cost of housing, transport and school are covered, too many Australians are having to choose between heating or eating.

ATO posts review for online rentals

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is launching an extensive data-matching program to identify taxpayers receiving income from short term rentals such as Airbnb and others.

Connectivity key to reducing depression among elderly Aussies

Funding of almost $500,000 from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), is set to combat the rates of depression and anxiety among elderly Australians.

Clinical trial to target osteoarthritis of the knee

University of the Sunshine Coast's (USC) Clinical Trials Centre has launched a trial to investigate the use of krill oil in managing pain reduction in patients with mild to moderate osteoarthritis of the knee.

Faster diagnosis and help for stroke victims

The Federal Government is providing $1.5 million to ensure doctors have the latest research and information on treating stroke at their fingertips.

Not all seniors are rich

The widely-held image of older Australians as wealthy and under-taxed is a myth, according to National Seniors Australia.

Volunteer Grants round open

Community organisations across Australia are encouraged to apply for a share of $20 million in grants to support the work of their volunteers.

Dementia coaching program offers chance to live well

A new University of Sydney trial offers coaching and peer support to help Sydney people newly diagnosed with dementia cope with their prognosis and stay active and involved in their lives and community.

Internet trial to assist older Australians with vision loss

Vision Australia is set to give older Australians with low vision the opportunity to use everyday technology to improve or maintain their quality of life.

$2 million in extra support to tackle elder abuse

The Federal Government has allocated $2 million in elder abuse funding to the Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) as new figures reinforce the importance of the national service.

Treatment hope for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases

There is new hope for the treatment of Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases following a ground-breaking discovery made by an Australian-Chinese research collaboration.

Is rent-for-life becoming the new norm for families?

Young couples planning a family have traditionally been the group most likely to buy their first home. But high house prices and uncertain employment mean many more young families are staying in rental properties.

Australia's population to reach 25 million

Australia’s population is due to reach 25 million shortly after 11pm (AEST) 7 August 2018 according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) population clock.

Loneliness affects all ages

Human beings are social creatures. Feeling like we’re part of a community helps us thrive. But we sometimes have a hard time making and keeping the relationships that sustain us. Connections with others are important for your health.

Heart events placing a $6.8 billion burden on the economy

As more Australians survive heart attacks thanks to improvements in treatment and care, an increasing number of people are living with the burden of heart disease.

Nine out of 10 family dementia carers don’t get enough sleep

More than 90 percent of people caring for a family member with dementia experience poor sleep, according to new research by the University at Buffalo School of Nursing.

Funding for high-tech help to improve dementia care

The Federal Government will allocate $5.3 million to a pilot project to improve care for people living with dementia, with a particular emphasis on using innovative technologies.

Homeless in plain sight – a light on ‘rough sleepers’

On Census night in 2016, around 8,200 Australians were ‘sleeping rough’—living on the streets, sleeping in parks, squatting, staying in cars or living in improvised dwellings.

New guidelines for treatments to prevent stroke and deaths

Australia’s first guidelines for the diagnosis and management of adult patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) have been released.