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  • 5 Questions To Ask Before Buying a Stairlift

    Somewhere in the world, an Acorn stairlift is installed every 9 minutes, ensuring we understand exactly what it means to have a stairlift. We therefore take you through the 5 key questions you should ask before buying a stairlift, just to make sure you are making the right decision.


  • Safe Proofing Your Australian Home Against Falls

    In Australia, 1 in 4 older people injury themselves in a fall and more than half do so in their own homes. Whether it is in a care home or your own property, falls and the resulting injuries are a serious concern.


  • Is the Australian Voting Process Discriminating Against The Elderly in Victoria?

    Though many thought the new electronically assisted voting system used in Victoria’s recent elections would assist those that are unable to make it to the polling stations to vote. It has also highlighted some very unwelcome procedures within the Australian voting system that could very well be discriminating against the elderly and infirm throughout the state.


  • Scientists Show That Reading Helps with Stroke Recovery

    Students from Carnegie Mellon University, whos Australian programs are based from their site in Adelaide, have carried out a test mapping which areas of the brain react when different types of literature are being read; and the results have been more than they could have dreamed of.


  • Exercise can prevent falls and fractures in the elderly

    People over the age of sixty have a considerably lower risk of breaking bones in a fall if they perform balance and strength exercises while boosting their activity levels, according to new research from an international group of experts currently based in the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.