Breaking a bone is never a good thing, but breaking a hip is particularly bad. One in three older adults who break a hip will die within 12 months of the injury.
Doing exercise throughout your adult life can maintain your muscle mass, bone and immune system, and keep you healthy in old age.
Around 140 Australian nursing-home residents have taken their own lives between 2000 and 2013, our new study shows.
Twenty years since the Aged Care Act was introduced, the situation for older Australians remains dire. They're sicker and have more complex care needs, but little access to medical care.
Older people are less lonely than we think, but more importantly loneliness is something they face all year round – not just at Christmas.
There are many ways in which older people can engage in their communities and meet new people this Christmas.
With people living longer lives and dementia on the rise, it's time to consider whether it's verboten for spouses acting as full-time caregivers to seek love and comfort outside their marriages.
The main arguments used by those who voted against assisted dying – including that the bill has insufficient safeguards – in Victoria's upper house, deserve further scrutiny.
Loneliness shortens our life spans and some studies suggest it's even more lethal than obesity. We are physiologically and psychologically primed for connection, so don't shrug off your loneliness.
Energy companies routinely cut off service to vulnerable people who experience energy poverty. Here's how to fix the problem.
Employers who cater for their ageing workforce will get better staff productivity and engagement levels
The population is aging in Canada and around the world. It's time to focus our attentions on optimal aging instead of grimly tallying the burdens of growing old.
Migration may help to pay Western pensions, but life is hard for those left behind.
The federal governments efforts to tackle the financial abuse of elders is to be welcomed - but will banks be properly empowered to act?
Evacuating nursing home residents during a disaster can be even more dangerous than staying put.
More seniors are reporting good health in recent years, but gains are primarily among more advantaged groups.
Robots have the potential to help support a growing population that wants to age in their own homes. But those helpful machines won't be the humanoid butlers of science fiction.
More Australians over 50 are drinking and taking drugs than ever before. Here's why that can be a problem.
By 2050, over 36% of Europe's population will be 65-plus, leading to a shortage of professional and informal caretakers across the region. Coordination on elder care may be the EU's best bet.
Fracture risk is higher in older women than men, but in adolescence the reverse is true. These differences mean our approach to managing bone health for men and women changes across the ages.