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Living with Alzheimer's disease

Dementia education and training can help families, carers and people with dementia manage the disease. Find out about living with dementia.

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Palliative care

Palliative care is holistic care that aims to improve the quality of life of people who are dying. Read about the range of services available.

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Thinking about your death can make life easier

Australians are being urged to plan for when they need medical help but can't speak for themselves. 'Advance care planning' ensures your values and wishes are respected in life or death situations.

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Respite care

Caring for someone can be physically and emotionally exhausting, but regular breaks can help relieve stress. Find out about respite care here.

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How technology is helping people with dementia

Technology, including useful apps, to support the more than 400,000 people living with dementia, can make a big difference -- both to them and to their carers. Learn more here.

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Helping someone with longer term confusion

Trusted information about helping someone with longer term confusion.

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The role of a GP

Your GP (general practitioner) is usually the first person to go to if you’re sick. GPs coordinate your healthcare - watch this video to learn more.

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Incontinence – an overview

Incontinence can often be cured, or at least treated and managed. There’s no need to be embarrassed about it – the first step is to talk to your doctor.

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Life after a heart attack

Cardiac rehabilitation can help you to recover and resume a normal life as soon as possible after having a heart attack or heart surgery. Find out how to manage after a heart attack.

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Urinary incontinence

If you have urinary incontinence (trouble controlling your bladder), a simple lifestyle change or treatment may be all that’s needed to cure or improve it, or to help you manage the condition. Learn more here.

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