Food & wellbeing

Meals on Wheels celebrates 70th with 'unforgettable' cake

23 November, 2023

Meals on Wheels NSW has collaborated with chef Christopher Thé and a team of scientists to create a special 'brain-friendly' cake.

Less healthy older adults more vulnerable to scams

20 November, 2023

A new poll by the University of Michigan shows that people with worse mental or physical health are more likely to experience fraud.

Aquatic HIIT boosts exercise capacity in adults with chronic conditions

17 November, 2023

Aquatic high-intensity interval training may provide a safe alternative to people with chronic conditions who are unable to perform land-based training.

Renting linked to faster biological ageing: study

12 October, 2023

A study has found that renting has a stronger link to faster 'biological ageing' compared to unemployment or being a former smoker.

Some common medications impair driving in older adults: study

06 October, 2023

US and South African researchers have assessed which drugs prescribed to older adults may be associated with poor road test performance over time and could be impairing their ability to drive.

Whiteley Dermalux Soft Towel Lotion

01 October, 2023 | Supplied by: Whiteley

The Dermalux Soft Towel Lotion is a mild, natural, organic lotion for cleansing skin.

Digestive diseases in older adults linked to loneliness, depression

14 September, 2023

An American study has found psychological factors are a contributing element to developing digestive diseases among older adults.

Time to put research into older women's health on the agenda: NARI

08 September, 2023

The National Ageing Research Institute has emphasised the health of older women in the lead-up to its Annual Summit, which will showcase programs aimed at promoting their health and wellbeing.

Community-based services could reduce frailty risk: study

25 August, 2023

A new Japanese study is found to have lowered the risk of frailty by 40% in older adults with the help of community-based services.

Designing experiences that help residents thrive

25 August, 2023

Lucy Temby from Cranbrook Care reflects on how meaningful lifestyle activities enrich the lives of older residents.

Cognition and financial decision-making — what role does gender play?

11 August, 2023

Women can competently take over financial decision-making when they perceive a decline in their husband's cognitive ability, but the same can't be said for men, according to University of Queensland research.

Oral health challenges in aged care

04 August, 2023 by Dr Stephen Liew*, Australian Dental Association President and Melbourne dentist

Australians aged 65 and over had an average of 13.7 missing teeth in 2017–18, according to data from the Australian Institute of Health & Welfare.

Razor-sharp memory of 'superagers' linked to faster movement: study

21 July, 2023

Most people's memory function gradually declines as they age; however, 'superagers' appear to be able to avoid this age-related deterioration.

Mild exercise for three months linked to improved brain efficiency

21 July, 2023

Research shows that even brief sessions of mild exercise — such as walking and yoga — can yield improvements in cognitive function in older adults.

Austco Vayyar fall detection solution

14 July, 2023 | Supplied by: Austco Healthcare Limited

The integrated solution will provide fall alerts in all scenarios, including those when a resident or patient is unable to operate a standard alarm system or has neglected to put on a wearable device.

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