Dementia remains the second leading cause of death in Australia and is likely to take the number one spot in coming years, the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ new report on causes of death shows.
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Most aged care residents are aged 85 or over and 97 per cent of all residents have a disability, according to an Australian Bureau of Statistics report released this week.
Seniors advocacy organisation COTA Australia has warned aged care providers against fraudulent behaviour when assisting residents with the national marriage-equality survey now underway.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics is calling on residential aged care providers to help ensure their residents’ voter enrolment details are up-to-date ahead of the upcoming national poll on marriage equality.
Heart disease has been Australia’s leading cause of death since the early 20th century but that could change as dementia death rates continue to rise, latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show.
It is important older people living in residential aged care and the community participate in the Census as the results have a direct impact on aged care services, a state Census director tells AAA.
Rise in older people seeking homelessness support; older carers and work; over 65s the fastest growing age group; junk food linked to memory; older drivers wanted for study.
There are now 2.7 million unpaid carers in Australia, which means that about one in nine Australians has an unpaid caring role, according to new data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
New Australian Bureau of Statistics data reveals that dementia killed more than double the number of Australians in 2011 than it did in 2002. Meanwhile, deaths from heart disease have fallen steadily in the last decade.
Suicide Prevention Australia encourages the aged care community to be mindful of the fact that men over 75 years old are a high risk suicide group.
Two recently released reports provide more evidence that older people who are willing and able to work, commonly encounter age discrimination from employers.
With demand for workers the next big economic challenge, the campaign has begun to stamp out ageism in the workforce and ensure older workers will play an active role in the nation’s future
A new report, released by the federal government this week, rates a mature age worker’s poor health as the most important barrier to labour force participation, closely followed by age discrimination.
If you are a pensioner, your cost of living has gone up more than the national rate of inflation.