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Seniors' health

Alzheimer's disease is the most common form of dementia.

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease affects the brain functions, memory and behaviour. Find out about symptoms, how it’s diagnosed, and how to help delay its onset.

It's important to wear the correct prescription lenses - Eye health for over-60s

Eye health tips for over-60s

Did you know that your eyes need 3 times as much light when you’re 60 as they did when you were 20 years old? Learn more about mature eyes here.

Your body needs vitamin D to help it absorb calcium needed for strong bones.

Healthy bones

Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy.

A balanced diet will help you stay healthy.

Healthy eating over 60

Your body changes over time. Here's what to eat, how to maintain your appetite and stay well as you get older.

Controlling your blood pressure can make a big difference to your health over time.

How to lower blood pressure

High blood pressure is common and often has no symptoms. Read these tips for keeping your blood pressure under control.

Strength training should be an important part of your physical activity.

Physical activity guidelines for older adults

If you are over 65, you should try to be active every day. Here are tips on how to stay fit and information about how much physical activity you need.

Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects the smaller joints.

Rheumatoid arthritis

Experiencing pain and swelling in the smaller joints in your hands or feet? It could be rheumatoid arthritis. Find out more here.

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Dementia Exercise Video for Seniors | myVMC

This video of exercises for seniors includes chair exercises and balance exercises to maintain movement, strengthen muscles and improve health and fitness.

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Immunisation for seniors | Australian Government Department of Health

Vaccination for adults is just as important as it is for children. The information on this page is a general guide to immunisations for adults aged 65 years or over.

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Ten healthy eating tips for seniors | Women's Health Queensland Wide

Our nutritional requirements change as we age. Here are ten ways seniors can ensure they maintain a healthy diet.

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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card - Australian Government Department of Human Services

A concession card to get cheaper health care and some discounts if youve reached age pension age.

Read more on Centrelink website

Is Anxiety Treatable? | Understanding Anxiety

The short video clip above features Senior Clinical Psychologist, David Rouen. David has many years of experience in the successful treatment of Anxiety

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What Types of Treatments Are Used? | Understanding Anxiety

The short video clip above features David Rouen, Senior Clinical Psychologist at Bankstown Anxiety Clinic. David has had many years of experience in the

Read more on WayAhead Mental Health Association NSW website

Aged care services - NT.GOV.AU

Aged care assessment program, psychogeriatric service and aged care equipment.

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Concession and health care cards - Australian Government Department of Human Services

Concession and health care cards can get you cheaper health services and medicines.

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NSW Spectacles Program | Vision Australia. Blindness and low vision services

The NSW Spectacles Program provides government funded glasses and vision aids to eligible recipients including seniors, children, people experiencing homelessness, those living in rural and remote areas, people with disability and Aboriginal and multicultural communities.Under Vision Australia's administration, significant improvements have been made to the scheme with a new online application and assessment process. The process streamlines applications and product delivery for optometrists, and reduces waiting times for the delivery of glasses.

Read more on Vision Australia website

Healthy weight for older adults :: SA Health

Being a healthy weight has many benefits, no matter what our age.

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