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The situation for older Australians isn’t what was envisioned when the Aged Care act was introduced in 1997. from

Australia’s aged care residents are very sick, yet the government doesn’t prioritise medical care

Twenty years since the Aged Care Act was introduced, the situation for older Australians remains dire. They're sicker and have more complex care needs, but little access to medical care.
Bone is a dynamic tissue that is continually broken down and reformed throughout life. from

Both men and women need strong bones, but their skeletons grow differently across ages

Fracture risk is higher in older women than men, but in adolescence the reverse is true. These differences mean our approach to managing bone health for men and women changes across the ages.
Simple features, like a thoughtfully sited bench, can make a big difference to older people’s ability to enjoy public spaces in the city. alexkich from

Contested spaces: we need to see public space through older eyes too

Several key aspects of public open space can encourage older people to get out and about. And badly designed and maintained facilities have the opposite effect and can harm their wellbeing.
It’s estimated our cells will replicate 10,000 trillion times in our lifetime. Errors in this process can lead to cancer. from

Why are we more likely to get cancer as we age?

Modern medicine is increasing our lifespan. But as we survive diseases and live longer, more of us are succumbing to cancer.
Sexuality is still an important part of life for older people, but it’s seldom discussed and rarely researched. from

Older people still have sex, but it’s the intimacy and affection that matters more

Most of the early research on sexuality and ageing looked at the sexual behaviours and biology of older adults, generally ignoring the wider concept of sexuality.
Our heart works hard for every second we are alive. Eventually its processes will wear out. from

Heart disease: what happens when the ticker wears and tears

Given our increasing lifespan, we need to better understand how and why the cardiovascular system ages and whether we can slow down the processes involved.
We experience lots of changes in our body as we age, and our eyes and ears are no exception. Unfortunately this toys with our senses. from

Why we lose our hearing and vision as we age

Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.
Older people are more likely to have falls as their balance and muscle strength usually isn’t what it was. from

Why older people get osteoporosis and have falls

In 2012 the total cost of poor bone health in adults aged over 50 years was A$2.75 billion, and 64% of this cost was the direct cost associated with treating and managing fractures.
There are many processes that occur as a result of ‘wear and tear’ in the body. from

What’s happening in our bodies as we age?

Cells and processes in our body have existed for longer and longer periods of time.

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