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Aged care consumers will benefit from major changes

Older Australians are expected to be better off under radical changes to the aged care system that take effect this year, according ...

Penn Study Identifies Molecular Link Between DNA Damage and Premature Aging

Like a beloved pair of jeans, human DNA accumulates damage over time, and older people’s bodies can’t repair it as well. Many ...

Active ageing on the up in EU, despite economic crisis and austerity

A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and European Commission (EC) report, produced at the University of Southampton. ... Full story

Video games in care homes: connecting older adults, or exposing age-related vulnerability?

Introducing video games as a means of bringing older adults in long-term care together may not always be an easy task, according to new research. ... Full story

Using art to cure old age ills

A trip to the GP may see you walk out with a clean bill of health, a specialist appointment or a prescription. But a referral to go and discover your inner Picasso? ... Full story

Housework keeps older adults more physically and emotionally fit, according to new study by Case Western Reserve nursing school researcher

Older adults who keep a clean and orderly home—because of the exercise it takes to get the job done—tend to feel emotionally and physically better after tackling house chores, according to new findings by a Case Western Reserve University school of nursing researcher. ... Full story

Most in advanced age rely on pension

A survey of people in advanced age has shown that for most people (89 percent), New Zealand Superannuation is the main source of income. ... Full story

New Research Agenda Provides Roadmap to Improve Care for Hospitalized Older Adults

Older adults with complex medical needs are occupying an increasing number of beds in acute care hospitals, and these patients are commonly cared for by hospitalists with limited formal geriatrics training. These clinicians are also hindered by a lack of research that addresses the needs of the older adult population. A new paper published today in the Journal of Hospital Medicine outlines a research agenda to address these issues. ... Full story

Project to provide better care for older patients

UQ’s Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine has received funding to develop a new system to assist older patients. ... Full story

New treatment for older men with ‘slow flow’ problems

Dan Wheelahan -A new treatment option is emerging for men with urinary problems, without the sexual side-effects of medication and surgery. ... Full story

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