Communicating COVID-19 to our older culturally diverse Australians
University of Melbourne research finds some older Chinese Australians struggled going online during COVID-19, especially when getting accurate vaccine facts.
Competition isn’t improving the aged care sector
A University of Melbourne study finds more competition is not associated with better quality of care or lower prices in aged care, prompting policy reform.
Yes, older people are having sex – we need to talk about it
Sexually transmitted infection rates are growing faster among older Australians than younger – we need tailored information, say University of Melbourne experts
Predicting risk of spinal fracture using bioengineering
A first-of-its-kind predictive tool has been developed for spinal fracture in people who have osteoporosis, by a research team including University of Melbourne
Transforming the aged care crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to support older people’s desire to live and thrive in their own community say University of Melbourne experts.
Diagnosing dementia in younger people
A diagnosis of younger-onset dementia can be devastating, but specialist services can provide clarity and support, faster, says a University of Melbourne expert
Living in the crosshairs of COVID-19
It’s not a pleasant prospect to die from COVID-19, but a University of Melbourne expert ponders the State and Commonwealth decisions that may cost him his life.
Dealing with COVID-19 in aged care
Communication and connection are critical in addressing COVID-19 outbreaks and lockdown in Victoria’s aged care facilities, says University of Melbourne expert
Why we should worry more about anxiety in older adults
COVID-19 has caused particular psychological stress to older adults, University of Melbourne experts say we need to know more about anxiety, a 'silent killer'.
Is there a science to staying alive longer?
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert applies the science of longevity to everyday life and how the daily decisions we make now can help us live longer