As communities cautiously reengage after years of pandemic isolation, COTA VIC is encouraging older Australians to discover the health boosting power of life enjoyed with a four legged friend by their side. BIANCA ROBERTS reports
Drinking 1.5 to 3.5 cups of coffee per day, both sweetened and unsweetened, could reduce your chances of dying, according to international research which found that adults who drank a moderate amount of coffee over a seven-year follow-up period were less likely to die.
One in three Australians will develop an irregular heartbeat (or Atrial Fibrillation), yet many will have no idea until they suffer a stroke. To celebrate Heart Health Week (May 2-8), Professor Ben Freedman, one of Australia's leading experts, will lead the world's largest screening of AF with an ECG to help prevent stroke.
Biotechnology company Actinogen Medical has announced positive results for their lead drug Xanamem taking the ASX-listed company a step closer to creating a novel treatment for a disease that impacts more than 400,000 elderly Australians.
At a Melbourne Design Week 2022 narrative portrait exhibition by Monash University’s Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre and the National Centre for Healthy Ageing (NCHA), ways to design for ‘civic good’ are being championed to empower people to ‘design the world they want’.
Where a neighbourhood's medical services are located, how much green space it offers and how willing its volunteers are can affect the ability of older Australians to successfully age at home, researchers say.
To support governments, civil society, international agencies, professionals, academia, the media, and the private sector around the world to achieve healthy ageing, WHO has launched translations of the Decade of healthy ageing: baseline report – summary in all official UN languages.