Brain health

How ‘super-agers’ live to 100 with a healthy mind

Dutch study tells how cognitive 'super-agers' maintain brain function.


Older workers can offset economic impacts of population ageing

A new research brief published by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research says Australia needs to dismantle barriers facing older workers.


Aussie suburbs designed to make us physically and mentally ill

The way our suburbs are designed are making us ill, contributing to physical and mental illness, poor sleep, high blood pressure, suicide and even premature death.


Right to drive at risk?

Driving is and has been a major part of our lives, and losing the freedom to go where you want, when you want, can have a devastating effect on lifestyle.


Expert’s top five planning tips for positive ageing

"Positive people are proactive, not reactive so it's up to you to take charge," says ageing expert Marcus Riley, who shares his top five planning tips for positive ageing.


Researchers close in on tinnitus breakthrough

Device that combines sounds with zaps to the tongue provides welcome relief for some, study finds.

Health & Ageing

Super agers changing the definition of ageing

More people aged 70, 80 and older are performing at the standard of 60-year-olds, study finds.


How the pandemic exposed two of the Western world’s biggest fears

COVID-19 exposes some of Western culture's deepest prejudices around death and human remains, ingrained by hundreds of years of past mass death events.

Health news

Omega-3 supplements may slow cellular ageing

A high daily dose of an omega-3 supplement may help slow the effects of ageing by suppressing damage and boosting protection at the cellular level during and after a stressful event.


Older Australians more resilient and positive than public perception suggests

YourLifeChoices inaugural Older Australians Wellbeing Index records positive sentiment across mental, physical, financial, safety and security metrics.


Friends, family and Aunty Maud

Beloved by families in her vibrant court, Maud's life journey took an all-too-familiar turn.

Women's Health

Why it’s so important celebrities are speaking up about menopause

Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Oprah Winfrey, and Meg Matthews are opening up about their experiences with menopause and encouraging the rest of us to do the same.

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