28 January 2022

‘No end in sight’ for a sector in crisis – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Know your heart: Living with heart failure [video series] – NPS Medicinewise

 

 

 

27 January 2022

1,198 aged care homes have COVID-19 as cases surge – The Weekly Source

 

Outbreaks exceed 170 cases in four Sydney aged care homes – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Fed Govt funding for residential care grows by just $500M in 12 months: Productivity Commission – The Weekly Source

 

Palliative care services in Australia – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

 

Women retirees are disadvantaged compared to men says researcher – Charles Darwin University

 

Movement for ageing well – it is all about the connective tissue – Community Care Review

 

Sleep Issues and Sundowning – Alzheimer's Association

 

Pandemic among factors contributing to old age suicide – Griffith University

 

Crisis support, suicide prevention, You are not alone. We're here to listen - Lifeline

 

Why do we find making new friends so hard as adults? - UTS

 

Older Australians beat the heat at home – University of Adelaide

 

New research finds Vitamin D supplements do not prolong life – QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute

 

 

 

26 January 2022

Senior Australian of the Year 2022: Val Dempsey – ABC YouTube

 

Richard Colbeck declined to front Senate hearing, went to the cricket – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Aged care minister accused of ‘arrogant complacency’ for attending cricket match – SBS News

 

Negotiating the age pension rules minefield – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

VIDEO: 93-year-old ballet teacher keeps students on their toes – ABC News

 

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says elderly should avoid crowded areas as new infections rise – ABC News

 

Could probiotics be the key to Alzheimer’s prevention? - Your Life Choices

 

Heart attack survivor thanks Tasmanian paramedics carrying thrombolysis medication – ABC News

 

 

 

25 January 2022

Report on Government Services 2022 [Aged Care Services] - Productivity Commission

 

COVID-19 rapid antigen tests are now free for some Australians. Here's how to get one - ABCNews

 

A healthier heart can protect your brain too. 5 lifestyle changes to prevent dementia – The Conversation

 

Elderly Australians ditch residential aged care for home care during pandemic – The Age

 

Social Isolation Among Older Adults Linked to Having Fewer Teeth – New York University

 

Fourth COVID-19 vaccine dose raises resistance to serious illness for over-60s, Israeli study says – SBS News

 

Bladder and kidney cancer warning sign – Your Life Choices

 

 

 

24 January 2022

6.6 million Australians eligible for free rapid antigen tests left ‘high and dry’ - The New Daily

 

Pharmacists concerned about government's RAT scheme for concession card holders – SBS News

 

Older Victorians the hardest hit by latest COVID-19 wave – The Age

 

Kids whose grandparents are overweight are almost twice as likely to struggle with obesity – The Conversation

 

Opportunity window of China’s demographic dividends to close soon: demographer – Global Times

 

Meet the 2022 Senior Australian of the Year nominees who are changing the world – ABC News

 

Webinar series keeps health professionals in the loop on the latest stroke information – Stroke Coundation

 

Jean-Jacques Savin: French adventurer dies crossing Atlantic Ocean – BBC News

 

Dried Goji Berries May Provide Protection Against Age-Related Vision Loss – University of California - Davis

 

 

 

22 January 2022

Community pharmacists concerned about government's RAT scheme for concession card holders – SBS News

 

Your pandemic story [COTA survey] - COTA

 

Palliative Care - it's more than you think [website] – Palliative Care Australia

 

Few countries offer a good place to die – DukeNUS Medical School

 

Queenslanders urged to get flu shot as authorities brace for season dealing with influeza and COVID-19 – ABC News

 

 

 

21 January 2022

Sector calls for defence force to be deployed in aged care, Government rejects request – Aged Care Guide

 

Short-staffed home care providers call on families to help deliver care – Hello Care

 

Falls history, dementia among top predictors of fall-related hospitalisations – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Bupa owes underpaid workers up to $75M - The Weekly Source

 

How to learn new things – some top tips – National Seniors Australia

 

Beijing takes lead in 'banking' time for elderly amid growing demographic dilemma – Global Times

 

Testing ways to encourage exercise – National Institute on Aging

 

 

 

20 January 2022

We Need to Work Together to Resolve the Care Worker Shortage Crisis – Aged Care Online

 

Government releases overview of new home care program – Community Care Review

 

National Elder Abuse Prevalence Study Summary Report – Australian Institute of Family Studies

 

Lions Club Donations Enhance the Lives of Aged Care Residents – Aged Care Online

 

Revenue utilisation impacting home care financial performance – Community Care Review

 

Art Helping the Heart and Mind – Aged Care Online

 

A life-enhancing elixir? Olive oil linked to lower death risks from Alzheimer's disease, all causes – USA Today

 

Alternative strategy for stalling Alzheimer’s neurodegeneration – Emory University

 

Stanford study describes how cellular protein factories may contribute to aging and age-related diseases – Stanford University

 

Why Get Checked [for Alzheimer's Disease - Alzheimer's Association

 

 

 

19 January 2022

COVID-19 outbreaks may hit half of all aged care homes by end of week, peak body says – ABC News

 

Fears aged care homes are at ‘breaking point’ as COVID-19 outbreaks rise – SBS News

 

Thousands of booster jab appointments unfilled as over 60s make up bulk of admissions – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Smaller ageless communities predicted for care design – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Understanding Clinical Care Provision in the Home – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

 

 

18 January 2022

Chemical restraint regulations: is compliance enough? - InSight+

 

Aged care return-to-work requirements relaxed for COVID close contacts in South Australia – ABC News

 

Time to nominate for the 2022 Stroke Awards – Stroke Foundation

 

Stroke research receives one point four five million dollar government grant – Stroke Foundation

 

Greece punishes unvaccinated elderly with monthly fines – Al Jazeera

 

 

 

17 January 2022

Michael Pascoe: Aged care out of emergency staff as outbreaks more than double - The New Daily

 

Government resists calls for free RATs, blames ‘global challenge’ for shortages – The New Daily

 

Telehealth expansion wins praise from doctors and patient groups – The New Daily

 

 

 

16 January 2022

Ballerina Judith Ker, aged 93, continues to teach students from her Hobart studio – ABC News

 

Michael Pascoe: Every aged-care home on track for lockdown within weeks – The New Daily

 

More than 7000 COVID-19 cases in aged care as hundreds of homes locked down – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

15 January 2022

Loved ones of aged care residents are calling for a greater balance between managing COVID-19 risks and mental health – ABC News

 

‘I’ve never felt so desperate’: Aged care nurse leads wave of COVID lawsuits – The Age

 

COVID-19 spreads to second Northern Territory aged care centre, with cases detected in Darwin's Regis Tiwi and Alice Springs' Old Timers Village – ABC News

 

 

 

14 January 2022

'No visitors' policies in Queensland COVID-19 affected aged care homes may breach industry code – ABC News

 

Thousands of residents infected as aged care sector hits ‘crisis’ - The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Aged care expert tells why aged care is 'so expensive' – Your Life Choices

 

Memory Loss and Confusion – Alzheimer's Association

 

 

 

13 January 2022

Doubts raised over January timeline for aged care boosters, as staffing shortages pile on pressure – ABC News

 

Thousands of residents infected as aged care sector hits ‘crisis’ - The Sydney Morning Hrald

 

Dementia: Why early detection and prevention are key - DW

 

How to find friends (and lovers) when you’re over 50 – The Age

 

Century Lives [Do rules created when most people lived only to 50 or 60 still make sense] – Stanford Center for Longevity

 

 

 

12 January 2022

Research backs Uniting’s homelike care model – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Elderly refuse vital aged care help due to COVID fear, as staff shortages cause chaos – ABC News

 

Exercise alters brain chemistry to protect ageing connections – The New Daily

 

‘Great Retirement’ in US is led by older female baby boomers – Al Jazeera

 

Man in his 80s dies with COVID-19 as ACT records 1,508 new cases and food supply issues hit supermarkets – ABC News

 

Woman in her 50s dies in SA as state's daily COVID-19 case count drops to 2,921, with 211 in hospital – ABC News

 

How older Australians can fight back against scammers – Your Life Choices

 

 

 

11 January 2022

Aged care workers fear facilities unprepared for Omicron and 'let it rip' approach – SBS News

 

People with disability 'at risk' due to acute staff shortages across Australia – SBS News

 

AIHW “Dementia in Australia” report launch Q and A responses - AIHW

 

 

 

10 January 2022

Almost half of aged-care homes waiting for boosters amid 500 outbreaks – The New Daily

 

Michael Pascoe: Every aged-care home on track for lockdown within weeks – The New Daily

 

Hundreds of aged care homes around country yet to get vaccine boosters – The Age

 

Stopping dementia at the nose with combination of rifampicin and resveratrol – Asia Research News

 

 

 

9 January 2022

COVID outbreaks lock down nearly 500 aged care homes nationally – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Jump in demand for palliative care leaves services stretched – The Age

 

South Australia records 3,707 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths – ABC News

 

Germany: Holocaust survivor Trude Simonsohn dies at 100 - DW

 

Number of adults with dementia to exceed 150m by 2050, study finds - msn

 

 

 

7 January 2022

As Omicron moves in, Australia is facing a predictable tragedy in aged care – ABC News

 

 

 

6 January 2022

Free rapid antigen tests to be made available to concession card holders, Prime Minister says – SBS News

 

Accessing home equity and other tips to boost your retirement income – The New Daily

 

Visitors to aged care facilities struggle with rapid test shortages – The Age

 

COVID-19 cases climb in Sydney’s aged care facilities – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

[Dementia] Repetition – Alzheimer's Association [USA]

 

 

 

5 January 2022

Online brain games can extend in-game ‘cognitive youth’ into old age, UCI-led study finds – University of California, Irvine

 

Snug Village in lockdown as eleven aged care facilities in Tasmania record COVID cases – ABC News

 

 

 

4 January 2022

Fears of another deadly outbreak at Sydney's Newmarch House after worker tests positive – SBS News

 

First national memory clinic guidelines to support dementia diagnosis - UNSW

 

 

 

3 January 2022

Staffing ‘crisis’ could see exposed aged care employees return to work – The Age

 

Students use interactive technology to enrich dementia-friendly sensory trail – Federation University

 

Israel offers fourth dose of COVID-19 vaccine to people over 60, medical workers to fight Omicron – ABC News

 

More baby boomer singles, including the newly divorced or widowed, search for love via online dating apps – ABC News

 

I’m approaching a ‘milestone’ birthday. What health checks should I have at my age? - The Conversation

 

Is energy the key to Alzheimer’s disease? - University of Adelaide

 

Landmark study on new link between exercise & mitochondria - Victoria University

 

 

 

2 January 2022

Diet trumps drugs for anti ageing and good metabolic health – University of Sydney

 

Can we unlearn pain? Helping make sense of chronic pain – University of South Australia

 

Stopping dementia at the nose with combination of rifampicin and resveratrol – Asia Research News

 

 

 

1 January 2022

Relatives despair over COVID lockdowns after some aged care residents spent Christmas alone, weeping and confused – ABC News

 

What to do next if you test positive to COVID – ABC News

 

Impact of cultural bias in diagnosing cognitive decline and dementia - UNSW

 

New drug offers hope for pancreatic cancer patients – University of South Australia

 

Coffee or Tea? Drinking Both Tied to Lower Stroke, Dementia Risk - Medscape

 

 

 

31 December 2021

Concerns for elderly residents' wellbeing as COVID-19 spreads through Queensland's aged care homes – ABC News

 

 

 

30 December 2021

Prime Minister, how do you let COVID rip in aged-care homes? - The New Daily

 

Aged care staff must get a COVID-19 vaccine, PM declares – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Aged care residents have not yet received their boosters – SBS News

 

More COVID cases told to manage themselves at home as tests hit ‘bottleneck’ - The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Academic Education Can Positively Affect Aging of the Brain – University of Zurich

 

$18b aged care budget outlines new care model – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

 

29 December 2021

Aged care resident double vaccinated in April still hasn’t been given a booster shot – SBS News

 

 

28 December 2021

Feeling powerless, more and more families in the US are bringing elderly home during pandemic – ABC Newss

 

Elderly woman becomes SA's fifth person to die with COVID as state records 842 new cases – ABC News

 

As a season of joy arrives, pandemic stress weighs heaviest on least-healthy older adults – University of Michigan

 

Canadians want home care, not long-term care facilities, after COVID-19 – The Conversation

 

How to support a person with dementia as lockdowns ease – The Conversation

 

 

 

27 December 2021

COVID-19 outbreaks sweep across more than 100 aged care facilities – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

 

 

26 December 2021

Older Australians left vulnerable by AZ vaccine – Your Life Choices

 

Adelaide suburbs aged care facility in 'dire need' of staff amid COVID-19 outbreak, as paramedics called in to help – ABC News

 

Landmark study finds one in six older Australians suffering elder abuse – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Podcast: Centrelink boss reveals new services coming online in 2022 – Your Life Choices

 

 

 

24 December 2021

Many aged care residents face a lonely, isolated Christmas, priest says – ABC News

 

Falls, confusion... is it my medicine? - NPS Medicinewise

 

Australian run Centuria buys 38 aged care facilities around New Zealand - RNZ

 

 

 

23 December 2021

Aged Care Quality Bulletin #36 – December 2021 – Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission

 

Omitting workforce in funding boost ‘short-sighted’ - Australian Ageing Agenda

 

As COVID's Omicron variant surges, do over 60s who got the AstraZeneca vaccine need a booster sooner? - ABC News

 

St Basil's operators ordered to testify at inquest into COVID-19 outbreak deaths at aged care home – ABC News

 

Animal therapy brings benefits for home care clients – Community Care Review

 

 

 

22 December 2021

New road safety campaign to target older Australians – Your Life Choices

 

Dementia Australia welcomes the launch of the first National Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines – Dementia Australia

 

ADNeT Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines – Australian Dementia Network – ADNeT Memory and Cognition Clinic Guidelines

 

What baby boomers want in retirement living – Your Life Choices

 

The case against death duties just got stronger – UNSW Business Think

 

Latest news for veterans – Department of Veterans' Affairs

 

Gym junkies: Your blood can save the inflamed brain of a couch potato – The New Daily

 

 

 

21 December 2021

Michael Pascoe: The COVID disconnect of little old ladies locked up en masse – The New Daily

 

Elderly couple told they were too early for a pre-Christmas booster – The Age

 

Twins Study Indicates Environmental Factors Significant in Alzheimer’s Pathology – UNSW Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing

 

Prostate cancer symptoms to look out for – Your Life Choices

 

 

 

20 December 2021

Aged care residents and staff in Orange test positive to COVID-19 – ABC News

 

New Program Helps People Find Their Way Forward After a Dementia Diagnosis - UNSW

 

Running down the exercise ‘sweet spot’ to reverse cognitive decline – University of Queensland

 

New centre to improve end of life care for older Australians – University of Wollongong

 

Joan Oliver gets law degree aged 75 – Victoria University

 

 

 

17 December 2021

Quality in aged care – GEN Aged Care Data

 

Holiday arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support – Services Australia, Australian Government

 

Provider confidence in Government’s Royal Commission reform progress low: AACC survey – The Weekly Source

 

How to give Australians better aged care at home: new Grattan report – Grattan Institute

 

NDIS app to help participants manage plan – Community Care Review

 

GCMA Newsletter December 2021 – Global Centre for Modern Ageing

 

$632.6 million to improve Aged Care for senior Australians - Minister for Health and Aged Care

 

Unspent funds and packages vs individual plans – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Aged care end of life toolkit videos – End of Life Directions for Aged Care

 

ACSA and LASA commit to form new single peak body ahead of KPMG report – The Weekly Source

 

 

 

16 December 2021

Volunteering benefits for older Australians – Aged Care Guide

 

Holiday arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support – Services Australia, Australian Government

 

St Basil’s managers refuse to give evidence during inquest into aged care home's deadly COVID outbreak – ABC News

 

Now is the Best Time to Talk about Alzheimer's Together – Alzheimer's Association

 

National Dementia Helpline – Dementia Australia

 

Unwind over summer with free audiobooks on ABC listen – Australian Broadcasting Commission

 

Two in five residents found to have an eye condition – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Navigating aged care as a veteran – Aged Care Guide

 

Aged care sector’s major representatives announce intention to form new industry body – Aged Care Guide

 

 

 

15 December 2021

Holiday arrangements for Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support – Services Australia, Australian Government

 

Two healthcare workers who visited aged care homes in Adelaide test positive to COVID-19, as new exposure sites listed - ABC News

 

Major disability service provider apologises for abuse in group homes at royal commission – ABC News

 

I’ve been made redundant in favour of junior staff. Am I too old to work? - The Age

 

Carer Allowance: you may be a carer and not know it - CPSA

 

Busting the ‘slow down’ myth: vigorous activity needed in later life to live longer and better – University of Melbourne

 

Work Bonus and the three wise men from the East - CPSA

 

 

 

13 December 2021

How retirees can balance property and superannuation – The New Daily

 

Expanding home care is risky without a workforce plan – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Giant Study Finds Viagra Is Linked to Almost 70% Lower Risk of Alzheimer's – Science Alert

 

Subsidy will ensure more accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer's – University of Melbourne

 

 

 

11 December 2021

How to Dementia-proof Your Home – The Care Side

 

Two in five residents found to have an eye condition – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Family mourns as inquest into St Basil's aged care COVID-19 outbreak reveals ‘missed opportunities’ - ABC News

 

Think you’re financially set to retire? Better check those numbers – The New Daily

 

'Flying grannies' struggle to care for their Australian grandkids - UNSW

 

Age not a barrier to diabetes technology, new study finds – University of Melbourne

 

 

 

10 December 2021

Unspent funds are impacting providers – Community Care Review

 

Injury in Australia - AIHW

 

More Support And Relief For Mental Health Carers [Victoria] – Government of Victoria

 

Reasons to return to work after retirement – Your Life Choices

 

The steady march of consolidation: residential aged care operator numbers drop again – The Weekly Source

 

Dance classes offer freedom and community for Parkinson's disease patients – ABC News

 

AMCS Seeking to Reduce Social Isolation for Older Australians – Aged Care Online

 

Aged Care Workforce Industry Council website

 

Warrigal takes out top gong at ACSA awards – Community Care Review

 

Australia’s Disability Strategy Hub – Disability Gateway, Australian Government

 

We need your input to help develop Star Ratings for aged care homes in Australia – University of Queensland

 

9 December 2021

No interest loans to help buy essentials – Services Australia, Australian Government

 

Get your proof of COVID-19 vaccinations before you travel - Services Australia, Australian Government

 

Staying together when your partner's care needs change – Aged Care Guide

 

Aged care workers in 3 states threaten strike action – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Record COVID cases in S Korea as ‘immunity wanes among elderly’ - AlJazeera

 

Award-winning Jasmine Grove at IRT Kanahooka a first in collaborative retirement housing for women - IRT

 

Understanding aged care costs – Aged Care Guide

 

Anglicare SQ wins national award for By Request campaign – Anglicare southern Queensland

 

Medicines for anxiety and antidepressants trigger post-surgery delirium – University of South Australia

 

Know your heart: Living with heart failure – NPS Medicinewise

 

Greenery linked to improved quality of life – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Australia needs urgent healthcare reform to cope with future dementia numbers – Aged Care Guide

 

Study: Cataract surgery linked with lessened dementia risk – University of Washington

 

 

 

8 December 2021

St Basil's operators ask to be excused from giving evidence at coronial inquest into COVID deaths – ABC News

 

More older Aussies will need to tap into savings and home equity – Your Life Choices

 

MyGov to push vaccine boosters as doctors call for clearer messaging – The Sydney Morning Herald

 

Grandmothers feel their grandkids’ emotions when looking at photos – The New Daily

 

Dementia Storm on the Horizon – International Monetary Fund

 

Father of severely disabled woman dies, NDIA tells 86-year-old grandmother to look after her – ABC News

 

Having to sell your home to pay for aged care is a myth – The Age

 

The great aged-care-at-home bamboozle - CPSA

 

A daily dose of yoghurt could be the go-to food to manage high blood pressure – University of South Australia

 

Having at Least a High School Degree and a Complex Job Linked to Dementia Prevention – Centre for Healthy Brain ageing

 

 

6 December 2021

Aged care spending will need to increase even more: Actuaries warn – The Age

 

How your relationship and assets affect your age pension payments – The New Daily

 

Ironing out the cause of Alzheimer’s disease – University of Adelaide

 

 

 

5 December 2021

Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise as Alzheimer's Treatment in Mouse Study - Science Alert

 

Scientists discover potential cause of Alzheimer’s Disease – University of California

 

Pervasive and understudied: The plight of the prostate – Stanford Medicine

 

National Cervical Screening Program monitoring report 2021 - AIHW

 

Kerala: The granny who learnt to read and write at 104 – BBC News

 

 

 

3 December 2021

Dementia Storm on the Horizon – International Monetary Fund

 

Disability advocates push to make NDIS age barrier a federal election issue – ABC News

 

Research Investigates Views of People Living with Dementia - Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

 

Multigenerational living: Here's what to consider – Aged Care Guide

 

Things to consider before your older loved one moves in with you - Aged Care Guide

 

Executive Director, Superannuation Division, Suzanne Smith - remarks to the 29th Annual Colloquium of Pensions and Retirement Research - APRA

 

Aged care providers to be exempt from civil and criminal prosecution in new restraints legislation – The Weekly Source

 

Home care waiting list on downward trajectory – Community Care Review

 

Occupancy plummets to record low of 86.8% – COVID-19 not the only factor – The Weekly Source

 

Home care providers unable to take new clients because of staff shortages – Community Care Review

 

Animal therapy brings benefits for home care clients – Community Care Review

 

Jobs for seniors – this industry needs you! - National seniors Australia

 

 

 

2 December 2021

Sharp decline in ACFI audits – Australian Ageing Agenda

 

Alex, 84, is being evicted from his home after the collapse of Sterling Group's housing scheme – ABC News

 

WHO advises over 60s against travel to COVID-19 hotspots as Omicron variant spreads – ABC News

 

Living with the kids: What to consider before moving in – Aged Care Guides

 

Tips for reporting employment income correctly – Services Australia

 

COVID-19 vaccination reward text message scam – Services Australia

 

Tasmania's Public Trustee found to have 'genuinely misunderstood' its duties for 26 years – ABC News

 

Almost 20,000 new Home Care Packages released in last quarter – The Weekly Source

 

New Program Helps People Find Their Way Forward After a Dementia Diagnosis – Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

 

Providers flood new National Aged Care Advisory Council - CPSA

 

You actually can teach an old dog new tricks, which is why many of us keep learning after retirement – The Conversation

 

Alan Kohler: The NDIS and the Coalition’s tax limit are about to collide – The New Daily

 

Money and dementia: The tough conversation we need to have - Money

 

Ask Paul: I'm 75 and my term deposits are going backwards - Money

 

2021 innovAGEING National Awards Winners - innovAGEING

 

Greece PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis to fine over-60s who have not had COVID-19 vaccination – ABC News

 

 

 

1 December 2021

Aged Care Quality Bulletin #35 – November 2021 – Aged Care Care Quality and Safety Commission

 

Older Australians [facts and figures] - AIHW

 

Aged care sector under fire as top nurse details St Basil’s ‘fit for purpose’ decision – The Age

 

Survivors of child sexual abuse facing lengthy wait times for compensation under national redress scheme – ABC News

 

Australians running out of time on private health cover benefits – The New Daily

 

Evolution says so: Why we need to be more active as we age – The New Daily

 

Retirement Living Council’s fears about review to the VIC Retirement Villages Act – The Weekly Source