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What does a geriatrician do?

A geriatrician is a specialist doctor who cares for people aged 65 and over. Most geriatricians are experts in dealing with people who have multiple conditions.

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Life stages

Health information in relation to a number of different life stages and life events, such as babies and toddlers, children, teenagers, young adults, pregnancy, women's health, men's health, seniors and end-of-life issues.

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My Aged Care – the first step to accessing aged care services

My Aged Care can help you find the information you need about aged care, including the different types of aged care services that are available in your area.

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Aged care services

As you get older you may need extra help managing everyday activities. There are many different types of aged care services , as well as respite services for carers. You can find out if you are eligible via an assessment process which varies from state to state.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. It affects 1 in 10 Australians aged 80 and over – but glaucoma can also strike at any age.

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What causes falls?

The natural ageing process often places older adults at an increased risk of having a fall. Find out the general causes of a fall.

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Early menopause

Menopause that happens earlier than the expected age of around 50 years is called premature or early menopause.

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What causes bowel cancer?

Age and diet can contribute to the development of bowel cancer. Find out the causes of bowel cancer.

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Benign prostate hypertrophy

Benign prostate hypertrophy is an enlargement of the prostate gland that commonly arises after you reach the age of 40.

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Baby development

Trusted information about baby development from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on baby development by age.

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