• Always look on the bright side of life

    Open Forum     |      April 3, 2022

    While our mental performance does decline as we age, psychologists have found that older people are better at keeping a positive attitude in stressful conditions.

  • 3 keys to healthy ageing

    Open Forum     |      August 17, 2021

    A spot of sunshine, a love of nature, and a desire to make a difference – it’s a simple combination, but together, these three elements could be key to improving physical activity, health, and wellbeing of older Australians.

  • Turning back the clock

    Zachariah Wylde     |      August 13, 2020

    As modern medicine improves, so too does our ability to stave off disease. But can we overcome the most inescapable of afflictions – old age? Researchers around the world are trying to find out.

  • Australia’s ageing population deserves a proper policy

    Ebony Stansfield     |      December 4, 2019

    Demographic change is projected to slow labour force growth, reducing national income and tax revenue, but this will only be a problem if policy makers ignore it.

  • Mid-life crisis – Fact or fiction?

    Nick Haslam     |      January 7, 2019

    Studies show the great majority of people believe in the reality of the so-called “midlife crisis” and almost half of adults over 50 claim to have had one. But is it actually real?

  • Negative age stereotypes deter older employees

    Open Forum     |      November 9, 2018

    A study led by University of Queensland School of Psychology researcher Dr Courtney von Hippel found that older employees who feel labelled at work are more likely to have a negative attitude about their job and may be prematurely exiting the workforce.

  • Getting aged care innovation right

    Merlin Kong     |      March 1, 2018

    The aged care sector is undergoing sweeping reforms. Merlin Kong of innovAGEING calls for a renewed focus on innovation to improve the opportunities for older people to live meaningful, dignified, and socially relevant lives.