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How do I pay for healthcare?

Cancer

Bowel cancer – a personal story

Dementia

Dementia and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
Video: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and dementia
Dementia gradually gets worse overtime and is more common in older people.
Video: an introduction to dementia
An early warning sign of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease is memory loss. It is the most common presenting symptom.
Video: signs and diagnosis of dementia
Physical exercise can slow the progression of dementia.
Video: dementia treatments and research
Caring for someone with dementia is a big responsibility as carers play an essential role.
Video: caring for someone with dementia

Navigating the health system

What care do I need? The role of a GP
Maternity care in Australia

Pregnancy and babies

Breastfeeding – a personal story
Your baby and the first few weeks

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