Australasian Journal on Ageing

Overview of the December Issue Volume 36(4)

The Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) aims to provide articles of interest to a multidisciplinary audience, drawn from the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG), Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM), Aged and Community Services Australia (ACSA) and COTA Australia, in addition to the broader global gerontology community.

This final issue for the year carries a special feature on AAG’s Hot Topic for 2017, the economics of ageing: we have three papers covering various aspects of the topic, written by experts from CEPAR. There is also a thought provoking article on the implications of the ageing population on NDIS and aged care budgetary allocations.

The full table of contents can be found at

The emerging role of technology is discussed in several articles:

  • the role of computers in dementia care
  • the value of ICT for rural older Australians
  • the Health Information Technology tool in falls risk assessment

The sexual lives of older people are considered in two articles by Dr Bianca Fileborn and colleagues. The perspectives of older people and healthcare providers are discussed.

There are papers on a range of clinical practice topics, including palliative care,  falls prevention, delirium care, cognitive and functional decline.

We hope that you find this issue useful in guiding your work and look forward to receiving contributions from you. Don’t forget that, in addition to the scientific papers we publish, we also welcome contributions for our ‘Reflection’ section. Poems or stories (fiction or non-fiction) related to any aspect of ageing, whether from the point of view of a health care worker or older person or patient, or simply an observer, will be considered.

[Source: Dr Jane Sims, Deputy Editor-in-Chief, AJA.]