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Home modifications can help delay institutional care, creating benefits for the individual, the taxpayer and the healthcare system.

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With dementia on the rise, a new report calls for greater awareness of modifiable lifestyle factors that increase risk of the condition, including diabetes, physical inactivity and mid-life obesity and high blood pressure.

 

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The ingredients you perceive as important to a good retirement can vary significantly depending on where you are from.

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Researchers from UNSW and Harvard have identified that replacing two naturally occurring molecules can reverse the ageing process of blood vessels in mice, boosting the animals' physical endurance.

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A $3.2 million grant will allow UNSW researchers to broaden their international research collaboration to determine common factors of cognitive decline and dementia.

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Ageist assumptions about sex and sexuality will be challenged at a UNSW seminar that will highlight findings from the most comprehensive study of Australians aged 60 and over. 

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Three CEPAR researchers have been awarded A$50,000 to conduct an online survey looking at Chinese preferences for long-term aged care and how it will be paid.  

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A potential anti-ageing drug is likely to be more effective at maintaining health than extending lifespan, writes Lindsay Wu.

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UNSW and Harvard researchers have identified a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA – and it could mean big things for the future of anti-ageing drugs, childhood cancer survivors and even astronauts.

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Headlines screaming that aged cheese could be an aid to better ageing were based on a paper that didn't test the effects of cheese on ageing, writes Clare Collins.

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