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Seniors' health

As you get older, it's important to understand how ageing affects the mind and body. Read up on bone health, arthritis, nutrition and more.

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Mood disorders

Depression and bipolar disorder can make it hard to function in relationships or at work, but help is available. Learn more about mood disorders here.

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Western Australia disability services

Publicly-funded disability services in Western Australia are being moved over to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). Learn more here.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Personal hygiene and dementia

People with dementia can find caring for themselves difficult because of the many steps involved, or they may simply forget about their personal hygiene needs.

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Dementia and the home environment

Making your home environment safe and comfortable for a person with dementia is very important. Check out these helpful resources.

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Dementia and buildings

If you are caring for someone with dementia, you may need to make changes to the building where you live. It needs to be as safe as possible for someone with dementia.

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