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
Our flesh after fifty
Professor of gynaecology Martha Hickey explains how a new exhibition, Flesh after Fifty, came about and its celebration of positive images of older women in art