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
Protecting our ageing population from COVID-19
While Australia works to prevent the spread of COVID-19, University of Melbourne experts remind us there are extra health considerations for older Australians.
Why do small dogs live longer than big dogs?
Larger animals tend to live longer than smaller ones, but within the dog kingdom it pays to be small. A University of Melbourne expert explains what's going on.
A hearing aid could help your brain
Hearing loss and cognitive decline are linked, but new University of Melbourne research finds that using a hearing aid may help delay this decline.
Nourishing old age
A lack of protein served in aged care is putting residents at risk of malnutrition but University of Melbourne study shows improving menus pays off for everyone
Where we die matters, so let’s talk
University of Melbourne research highlights the importance of discussions about place of care and place of death for terminally ill patients and their families.
Museums: They’re good for your health
University of Melbourne research finds that visiting museums and other cultural venues can help older Australians with their mental and physical wellbeing.