How old are your internal organs?
New University of Melbourne research finds that the age of your brain and body can appear many years older (or younger) than your chronological age.
Brain white matter declines for years after a stroke
University of Melbourne research has found the loss of brain white matter and associated cognitive decline is faster for at least three years after a stroke
Can robots really be companions for older adults?
In asking whether social robots can help social isolation among the elderly, we first need to know what older people think, say University of Melbourne experts.
Reimagining age equality at work
There’s an ambivalence in age discrimination law. Now, age equality needs a voice for a more equal future in the workplace, says University of Melbourne expert.
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