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.
Most people think of arthritis as a disease of the elderly. While this is where it's most commonly seen, it's not where it starts.
Changes to our eyes and ears occur as a result of disease, genetic factors, "wear and tear" and environmental factors.
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.
As our population ages and life expectancy increases so does the need for comprehensive health and care services for older people.
A model that has the body at the centre and a reductionist view of disease fails to respond to the suffering of the person.