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.
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.
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.
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 and the home environment
Making your home environment safe and comfortable for a person with dementia is very important. Find out more by reading these helpful resources.
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.