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Ageing

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Older people

Older people are more likely to experience physical illness or personal loss which are contributing factors to anxiety and depression

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Older People

As the population ages, there will increasing demand for palliative and suppottive services. Older people are more likely to have complex needs. It is important that there are partnerships between themselves and the health professionals who care for them.

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Healthy eating for older people

Healthy eating for Older People The NDSS and Diabetes Australia have developed a guide for older people living with diabetes

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Alcohol and older people

For many older people, drinking is an important and enjoyable part of a social life. However, older people who drink need to reassess their drinking regularly because the ageing process makes the body and its functioning more prone to the debilitating effects of alcohol.

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Depression in older people

Depression reflects a range of biological and social factors and it may be difficult to diagnose in older people as its presentation may differ from that of younger people.

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Risk factors for older people

Anxiety and depression in older people may occur for different reasons, but physical illness or personal loss can be common triggers.Factors that can increase an older person's risk of developing anxiety or depression can be found on this page.

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Vaccinations for older people - myDr.com.au

Three common but potentially dangerous diseases that older people should be vaccinated against are influenza, pneumococcal disease and shingles (herpes zoster); diphtheria and tetanus boosters may also be needed.

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Older people and depression

Depression in older people is common and may occur for different reasons. The onset of a physical illness or personal loss and sadness can be common, but depression is not a normal part of ageing. This booklet provides information about depression in older people, tips for keeping active, information on beyondblue programs and interviews with Australians aged over 80 about how they stay mentally healthy.

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Older people's services :: SA Health

Older people's services - to meet the future health needs of an older population, SA Health provides a range of services for older people.

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Asthma and older people - myDr.com.au

Find out about the diagnosis and management of asthma in older adults.

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