As the body ages, we can start to face a wide range of medical conditions, from mild complaints to devastating illnesses.
Research has revealed that almost all older Australians have at least one long term condition and more than 80% have three or more long term conditions.
These could be more manageable conditions such as incontinence or diabetes, or illnesses that severely affect your way of life like coronary heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s or cancer.
While any medical condition is daunting, there are new medications and surgical techniques developed each year that allow us to better care for our conditions and lead an enjoyable life.
Check out the articles below for the latest research and useful information on conditions and ways to treat them.
The articles on this website are intended as a starting point for getting information on conditions and their treatments. We urge you to please speak with your health care provider about what’s best for your health and well-being.