As we begin to age, it is important to understand the effects it has on our mind and body. Learn about health concerns that may affect you as you grow older such as healthy eating, rheumatoid arthritis and eye care.
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.
Assessment for respite
Respite care is a short stay in an aged-care home. An assessment works out how much help you need, and the types of services you're eligible to receive.
Older people and mental health
Older people can have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, that are often caused by triggers such as grief, loss or illness.
Depression and older people
Depression in adults over 65 can include unexplained physical symptoms, memory loss, and various behavioural changes. This page can help you diagnose if an older person may be suffering from depression.
Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS)
Using the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, Australians can use a wide range of prescribed medicines without paying full price for them. Learn more about how the PBS works.
Dementia care options
Trusted information on caring for someone with dementia, including care options and support services
If you care for someone with dementia, your doctor can help arrange an assessment for that person or you can arrange one directly through My Aged Care.
Dementia video series
Being diagnosed or living with dementia can be difficult – watch these videos to learn about the condition, support options and ways you can manage dementia.
Creating a calming environment for people with dementia
A soothing, calming atmosphere is helpful for everybody. For a person with dementia, it can help minimise their confusion and help them to concentrate and rest.