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Seniors' health

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease affects brain function, memory and behaviour. Learn about the symptoms, how it’s diagnosed and how to delay its onset.

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

Bone health

From your 40s onwards, bones gradually lose their density. Follow these steps to help keep your bones healthy and avoid osteoporosis.

Continence

Incontinence can be treated, managed and even cured. Rather than be embarrassed about it, just talk to your doctor. Find out more here.

Dementia

Dementia affects a person’s thinking, behaviour and ability to perform everyday tasks. Discover the causes, symptoms, treatments and support services.

Depression and older people

Older people are less likely than young people to report depression, but it's vital that they recognise, and get support for, mental health concerns.

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.

Falls

Anyone can be at risk of having a fall, but some older adults are more vulnerable than others. Here's how to take steps to prevent falls.

Geriatricians

A geriatrician is a specialist doctor who cares for people aged 65 and over. Most are experts at helping people who have multiple conditions.

Optometrist examining female patient in ophthalmology clinic.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that damage the optic nerve. It affects 1 in 10 Australians aged over 80, but glaucoma can strike at any age.

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.

Hearing loss

Learn more about the signs of permanent or temporary hearing loss, why it happens, hearing tests and the prevention of hearing loss.

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

High blood pressure

High 'BP' is common and often has no symptoms. Follow these tips to help keep your blood pressure under control.

Manage your health in your 60s

If you are in your 60s, you should be aware of common conditions, their signs and symptoms, and how to prevent them to stay healthy.

Manage your health in your 70s and older

Older people should be aware of common health conditions, their signs, and how to prevent them. Learn how to manage your health as you age.

Mental health and older people

Older people can have mental health issues, such as anxiety or depression, which are often caused by triggers such as grief, loss or illness.

Parkinson's disease patient being treated

Parkinson's disease

Parkinson’s disease results from damage to nerve cells in the brain, which impacts the smooth control of muscles and movement.

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's how much physical activity you actually need, plus tips on how to stay fit.

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