Apply for funding to celebrate the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival

Local organisations and councils can apply for a share in $200,000 of funding to celebrate the 2018 NSW Seniors Festival.

Brisbane landmarks lit up in purple to mark Seniors Week

Brisbane’s iconic Story Bridge will be bathed in purple lights tonight (21 August) to celebrate the valuable contribution of older people to our lives and to our communities.

Vitamin D3 rethink following study

Health authorities are being urged to rethink guidance around vitamin D following the publication of a University of Surrey study, dispelling vitamin D2 and D3 nutritional equivalence.

Older volunteers in spotlight this QLD Seniors Week

Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) is celebrating the contributions of its older volunteers as Queensland's Seniors Week 2017 kicks off across the state.

Why we keep playing the Generation Blame Game ... and why we need to stop

Successive generations’ healthy disregard of the previous generation’s tastes, habits and customs is a necessary ingredient of human progress.

Millions misuse their medicines

NPS MedicineWise has released survey findings suggesting that more than two million Australians may have exceeded the recommended daily dose of some widely used medicines.

Vietnam Veterans’ Day

Today Australia marks Vietnam Veterans’ Day and the anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.

Could smell sensitivity loss point to Alzheimer’s disease?

Promising finding suggests odour identification tests may help scientists track the evolution of the disease in persons at risk.

Intergenerational reminiscence guide

A new resource to constructively interact high school students and aged care residents has been launched in Rhodes NSW.

Release of report into suicide by veterans

The Federal Government has received the Senate report The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans.

New study into residential care costs

The Federal Government has announced the start of a landmark investigation of the comparative costs of providing residential aged care to older Australians with varying needs.

GEN-erational aged care data available to the public

A user-friendly new website activated today provides unprecedented detail and access to Australia’s aged care information and data breakdowns.

Aged care review timing extended

The Federal Government is extending the time frame for the Review of National Aged Care Quality Regulatory Processes.

Happy little vegemites happy for a reason

People who eat vegemite and other yeast-based spreads report they are less anxious and stressed than people who don’t eat them.

Can urban green spaces help prevent Alzheimer’s?

A world-first study by University of Wollongong researcher will examine whether urban green spaces have a role to play in preventing Alzheimer’s disease.

Women have heart attacks but their symptoms are often dismissed

Heart attacks claim the lives of 3.3 million women every year, and many women die from other heart-related conditions. In the United States, nearly 290,000 women died from heart disease in 2013 – that’s about one in every four female deaths.

Robot revolution: technology for older people must be designed with care

Many countries around the world have ageing populations and a growing prevalence of dementia.

Seniors LOL for better health

Regular laughter could be a secret to a healthier life for the over 60s, a new study has found.

Lifelong approach to physical activity best for brain health

Engaging in lifelong physical activity can benefit brain health and may also be protective against cognitive decline and dementia in late life.

A blood thinner medicine and an anaesthetic mix up recall

Australia’s medicine and medical devices regulator, the TGA, is working with Pfizer Australia Pty Ltd on a recall for product correction notice to be actioned for one batch each of ampoules of Heparin and Lignocaine following one report of a product mix up.

Feeling bad about feeling bad can make you feel worse

Pressure to feel upbeat can make you feel downbeat, while embracing your darker moods can actually make you feel better in the long run, according to new UC Berkeley research.