Exercise can slow the ageing process – a professor explains how

The tradition of sending a telegram to every British citizen on their 100th birthday was started just over 100 years ago by George V, who sent out just nine letters. Last year, the Queen had to sign over 16,000 birthday letters.

Concussion dementia link?

The possible link between traumatic brain injury, concussion, and dementia will be a focus at this year’s Dementia Australia’s Keep Your Life In Mind.

New palliative care standards and guidelines

Palliative Care Australia has launched the 5th edition of the National Palliative Care Standards and the Palliative Care Service Development Guidelines at Parliament House.

QLD Government outlaws tow truck sharks

The Queensland Government has passed legislation to outlaw towing industry sharks and protect motorists from dodgy operators.

Rethinking gastrointestinal cancer diagnosis

The way we diagnose gastrointestinal cancers is about to be revolutionised over the next 5-10 years.

More isn’t always better when it comes to health care

Many US people over age 50 see a mismatch in what tests and treatments doctors recommend, and what they need and use, according to a new poll.

International Women’s Day - honouring the service and sacrifice of women

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester has marked International Women’s Day by attending a morning tea with the War Widows Guild and their supporting organisations.

Aussie volunteering set to decline?

Australia could be headed for a decline in volunteering that would leave a multi-billion-dollar hole in the economy according to a new study, released by the Australian Seniors Insurance Agency.

To grow old at home there need to be changes

Ooh, a storm is threatening my very life today / If I don’t get some shelter / Oh yeah, I’m gonna fade away…Mick Jagger.

Child abuse survivors suing rights extended

The Victorian Government has introduce new laws to quash an unfair legal loophole preventing child abuse survivors from suing some organisations for their abuse.

Men’s Sheds grants

Communities across Victoria are encouraged to apply for a Government grant to build more men’s sheds and support the emotional and social health of men.

Nursing homes residents taking their own lives

Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents took their own lives between 2000 and 2013, a new study shows.

Pension and allowance CPI increases

Around 4.7 million pension and allowance recipients will receive a Consumer Price Index increase to their welfare payments from 20 March 2018.

Additional support for unpaid carers

Australia’s unpaid carers will benefit from new services to help them manage daily challenges, reduce stress and plan for the future.

Federal Court Decision in Regis Aged Care Case

The Federal Court handed down a decision on 2 March 2018, to disallow Regis Aged Care from levying an “Asset Replacement Charge” on aged care residents.

For cheaper housing we have to build more

Building an extra 50,000 homes a year for a decade could leave Australian house prices 5 to 20 per cent lower than they would be otherwise, and stem rising public anxiety about housing affordability.

Exercise reduces risk of developing diabetes

Researchers have found that higher levels of Leisure-time Physical Activity (LTPA), such as walking, jogging or running, are linked to a lower risk of diabetes in high-risk individuals.

Onset of Alzheimer’s disease related to family history

You’re about to turn 60, and you’re fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer’s disease since the age of 65. At what age will the disease strike you?

Share of $100K available to celebrate QLD Seniors Week

Queensland community organisations and local councils may apply for a subsidy of up to $1000 to host events and activities during Queensland Seniors Week.

Quality of Aged Care Facilities care – public hearings

Quality of Care in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Australia are to be held shortly in Sydney and Melbourne.

December quarter home care packages

A record number of home care packages have been assigned in the December 2017 quarter.