Why do women experience hair loss? One doctor explains.

We usually hear about men going bald, but hair loss doesn’t only affect men. When it comes to hair loss in women, there is not a one-size-fits-all causal factor.

Benetas Veteran Home Care (VHC) Packages Assessment Services in Queensland

Benetas has announced their new appointment by the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, to provide Veteran Home Care (VHC) Package Assessment services to 2,823 veterans across Queensland.

Supporting people living with dementia to participate in the Federal Election

Dementia Australia is calling on people living with dementia, their families, and carers to start the conversation now about voting in the Federal Election on 21 May 2022.

Healthy lifestyle associated with more years without Alzheimer’s

Findings could help health professionals and policymakers plan future healthcare services.

Travelling over Easter and ANZAC day? Stay medication safe

With Easter fast approaching, many people are looking forward to making the most of the Easter public holidays, coupled with ANZAC long weekend directly after.

Aged care advocates call for older Australians to be consulted over election campaign promises

The Older Persons Advocacy Network (OPAN) has today called on all political leaders to deliver a new, rights-based Aged Care Act by 1 July 2023.

Will the State Budget deliver what older Victorians want?

Council on the Ageing (COTA) Victoria is calling on Victorian State Government to prioritise significant spending on mobility, transport and digital inclusion for older people in the upcoming May budget.

Queenslanders to have their say on retirement village report

The Queensland Government is seeking community feedback on the recommendations of an independent report into timeframes for exit payments in Queensland retirement villages, and the government’s response.

Serving up choice and dignity in aged care – how meals are enjoyed is about more than what’s on the plate

Meals are rituals built around pleasures and choices. While what is served at mealtimes in aged care homes has received recent attention and Labor has pledged to improve the food offered, new research highlights that how meals are offered is just as important.

Mitigating loneliness after spousal loss

A recent study has found that loneliness is a greater challenge in widowhood than social isolation or lack of social support.

Winter booster COVID-19 vaccine for higher risk groups

The Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) has recommended a winter booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccination aimed at increasing immunity before winter for selected high-risk groups.

Elder Rights WA launched to protect WA seniors’ rights

A new State-wide service to protect seniors' rights has commenced with the launch of Elder Rights Western Australia, run by Legal Aid WA.

Ageing gratefully: Older people summon more positivity in response to distress

Psychologists find evidence that while ageing results in overall cognitive decline, we become better at positively reframing distressing episodes.

Report shows 20-year snapshot of Alzheimer’s impact

New research from the University of Canberra’s National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling (NATSEM) has found that cases of Alzheimer’s disease are estimated to nearly double in Australia by 2041, and cost the national economy $26.6 billion annually.

Improving food and nutrition in aged care

New compulsory reporting on food and nutrition in residential aged care has revealed the amount providers spend each day, per person, has increased.

Quality costs more. Very few aged care facilities deliver high quality care while also making a profit

You don’t have to look to far to find examples of poor quality residential aged care. Most recently, residents have too often been un-vaccinated, frightened, isolated, and have died alone in aged care facilities during the pandemic.

New training program for Tasmania's aged care workforce

A multidisciplinary teaching hub at a Tasmanian aged care facility will secure greater opportunities for Tasmania's health students.

How to choose a legal decision-maker as you get older – 3 things to consider

“It’s my life and I’ll do what I want,” sang Eric Burdon of The Animals to the baby boomer generation.

Low blood folate may be linked to heightened dementia and death risks in older people

Levels should be routinely monitored and deficiency corrected in older age, say researchers

Queensland seniors set to connect in 2022

Queenslanders of all generations will join to celebrate with Queensland’s seniors through $100,000 of grants announced today.

$1.2 billion to help protect and prepare senior Australians for winter

The Federal Government is allocating a further $1.2 billion to prepare and protect senior Australians against COVID-19 and influenza this winter.