Unlocking the key to ageing

THE Australian population is ageing, with the proportion of those over 65 years expected to double to around 25% over the next 40 years.

Life expectancy is also increasing, however more than 50% of those surviving into their late 80s are incapacitated by dementia or some other disabling condition. Therefore the question arises: Can healthy survival be extended through simple and safe interventions?

ASPREE (ASPirin in Reducing Events in the Elderly) is the largest primary