The key barriers to meaningful aged care reform
A record funding commitment has been made to fix a failing aged care system, but University of Melbourne experts ask how far does the new Australian Budget go?
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.
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
Isolation, my Dad and me
A University of Melbourne researcher talks about how COVID-19 is changing his relationship with his elderly father in the UK, discussing the issue of loneliness
Keeping aged care residents connected
People in aged care homes were already isolated before the COVD-19 crisis but University of Melbourne research finds new technology can help better connect them
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.
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
We need another revolution in the march to good health
A University of Melbourne expert says healthcare in the Western world is at a tipping point as populations age; data is our greatest hope to face the challenge.
Creating a world that works for young and old
As our population ages, are the places in which we live serving us as well as they could?