seniors health

Older Person’s COVID Support Line – Aged care advocates

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist They can help you in understanding your rights and getting additional supports

Other therapies beat drugs for agitation and aggression

Antipsychotic drugs are commonly prescribed to people with dementia but music and massage can be at least as effective in

Diabetes in older people

Diabetes in older people Diabetes (also called diabetes mellitus) is a chronic (ongoing) condition characterised by high blood glucose (blood

Does a daily tipple decrease your risk of dementia?

People who have a few drinks a week may have a reduced risk of dementia, compared to those who drank

Older Person’s COVID-19 Support Line

Video transcript Dr Norman Swan, Physician and Journalist The effects of COVID-19 on older Australians are not limited to the

Vaccinations for older people

As we get older, our immune systems become slightly less effective at protecting us from disease. This means that we

Adult immunisation

Adequate vaccination is just as important for adults as it is for children. It’s not just travel vaccines that are

Pneumococcal disease

What is pneumococcal disease? Pneumococcal disease refers to illness caused by infection with the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae (sometimes shortened to

Caring for Aboriginal elders

As we know, elders are central to our communities. They provide support, they teach and pass down knowledge, and they

Mixing multiple medications common in older Australians

Rates of polypharmacy are going up in people over the age of 70, and pose risks to their health if

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