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Health conditions

As you grow older, your chances of experiencing certain health conditions can increase. You may need support from health professionals, your family, friends and carer, to help you manage these conditions. You may also have questions about what services can help and what you can do to improve your health.

People who are caring for someone with a particular health condition may also want to find out more about the condition and how they can help.

Whether you're living in your own home or in an aged care home, there are services to support your needs. These services may be available through federal or state and territory government care programs, or certain charity and religious organisations.

If you would like to talk to other people who have shared similar experiences to you, there may also be support groups and networks in your local area.


If someone you care for has a diagnosis of dementia, you may have questions about what it means, what to do and who can help. Get resources and support.

Chronic diseases

A chronic disease may affect you at any stage in your life, however, as you grow older, the chances of developing certain chronic diseases can increase.

Mental health

Mental health is central to overall health and wellbeing. Learn more about mental health, including reading helpful resources and how to receive support.

Hearing, vision and oral health

Your chances of experiencing difficulties with your hearing, vision or oral health increase as you age. Read tips and access services that can help.


Problems with losing control of your bladder and bowel can increase as you age. Learn about support available to help those living with incontinence.

Last reviewed: 30 June, 2015.