‘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.
Ageing workers: Old and in the way?
Legal scholar Mia Rönnmar joins host Lynne Haultain for an international perspective on the place and plight of older workers in the workplace.
Ford workers need chance to shift gear
At an average age of 50, the Ford workers losing their jobs at Broadmeadows and Geelong have transferrable skills, but employers need to give them a chance.
Is a comfortable retirement out of reach for the average Australian?
The Commonwealth Government’s tougher Age Pension assets test will reduce the retirement incomes of most working Australians. Will you retire comfortably?
The case for removing judges’ retirement age
Federal judges must retire at 70 in Australia. Has the time come to reassess the use of compulsory retirement as society’s views on age continue to shift?