Researchers uncover evidence in hospital data showing link between dementia and self-harm.
Having good social connections is linked to better brain health and a longer life.
A study of 85 policies at all levels of government shows the focus in Australia is on residential care homes. Most older people are not in care, but their need for age-friendly cities is overlooked
Keeping up with friends into old age could help prevent dementia.
Clinical trial results for lecanemab are a significant step rather than a ‘historic breakthrough’, say UNSW experts in Alzheimer’s disease.
A unique social experiment bridges the gap between older and younger Australians.
Could the key to lobsters’ longevity slow down our biological clocks?
If we consider suicide rates within age groups, men over 85 are at three times the average risk. We should make sure older men have ways to express when they’re not coping and seek help.
We need to have a conversation about dying.
As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions - old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.