How robots can reach out
University of Melbourne research looks at how robots in the future could free up carers of patients with early onset dementia for more emotional interaction
Why we shouldn’t fear old age
In this episode of the University of Melbourne's Policy Shop podcast, Martha Nussbaum and Saul Levmore discuss how ageing is changing as we all live longer.
Inactive kids at risk of falls and fractures in old age
Sedentary children face a higher risk of osteoporosis in old age, due to lower bone density and poor executive function, say University of Melbourne researchers
It’s a fact: Women get better with age
New research from the University of Melbourne finds that women get happier as they get older: with negative mood and depressive moods decreasing after 50.
‘Rusty’ brains linked to Alzheimer’s
University of Melbourne researchers have discovered high iron levels in the brain play an important role in the onset of Alzheimer's.
Ageing in a virtual world
A team of older people is helping University of Melbourne researchers develop virtual reality technology to encourage social participation and healthy ageing.
Surviving menopause with some (self) kindness
Menopausal symptoms like hot flushes can be managed with self-compassion, using approaches like mindfulness, according to University of Melbourne research.
What’s killing women?
Population health researcher Professor Cassandra Szoeke outlines what ails women as they grow older, and how men differ from women in age-related diseases.
Staying healthy in old age
Geriatrician Andrea Maier from the University of Melbourne on the cellular basis of ageing and how to change the script.
The challenge and opportunity of an ageing workforce
For the first time, we have four generations working together. We need to work out how to deal with the challenges and opportunities this brings.