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Seniors' health

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

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease affects your 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.

Tips for 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.

Reducing your blood pressure can make a big difference to your health.

Is your blood pressure healthy?

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 for seniors

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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Commonwealth Seniors Health Card

Gives older Australians access to cheaper prescription medicines, Australian government funded medical services, and other government concessions.

Read more on Medicare website

Seniors Issues | Epilepsy Action Australia

The incidence of epilepsy is higher in older persons than in children. Despite this, it often goes undiagnosed and untreated. Read more.

Read more on Epilepsy Action Australia website

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.

Read more on myVMC – Virtual Medical Centre website

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.

Read more on Women's Health Queensland Wide website

About Epilepsy | Epilepsy Action Australia

Epilepsy is a common neurological condition affecting up to 1-2% of the population. Although it is more likely to be diagnosed in childhood or senior years.

Read more on Epilepsy Action Australia website

Aged care services - NT.GOV.AU

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

Read more on NT Health website

Healthy weight for older adults :: SA Health

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

Read more on SA Health website

Aged Care | Carers Queensland | Improving quality of life for carers

Aged Care | Improving the quality of life of Queensland's carers

Read more on Carers QLD website

Respite care - NT.GOV.AU

Respite care services for Central Australia and the Top End.

Read more on NT Health website

ARPANSA - Regulation: Relationship with State and Territory Regulators

Contact information for Australian state and territory radiation regulatory authorities

Read more on ARPANSA – Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency website

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