An independent evaluation of a recent national advertising campaign led by Palliative Care Australia adds further weight to the need for greater investment in the palliative care workforce and services.
A large international study of dementia risk involving almost 30,000 people from 18 countries covering all six continents suggests that social and economic disadvantage may explain the higher risk of the condition in women.
Shirley Ann Eiby's friend had appointed her as enduring power of attorney for financial matters, before suffering a stroke in July 2018. From September of that year to January 2019 Eiby, 80, then dishonestly withdrew $289,604 from her friend's accounts in 149 transactions to spend on poker machines. She's just been sentenced to five years in jail.
A new study has provided fresh insights into the complex relationship between testosterone and biological ageing in men, suggesting that higher testosterone levels may not be the answer for men wanting to slow the ageing process.
Volunteering not only fulfills a sense of purpose for older adults by helping others, it also can alleviate loneliness, especially when volunteering more than 100 hours per year, according to a new University of Michigan study.
Wealthier Australians should contribute more for their aged care to make sure providers can remain open and the sector can survive to provide for those who can least afford it, Catholic Health Australia, says.