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People with delirium may hallucinate. from shutterstock.com

Explainer: what is delirium and is it dangerous?

Delirium is a neurological (nervous system) condition where a person becomes suddenly confused. Around one in five elderly people in hospital suffer from delirium.
It’s estimated our cells will replicate 10,000 trillion times in our lifetime. Errors in this process can lead to cancer. from www.shutterstock.com.au

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.
Our heart works hard for every second we are alive. Eventually its processes will wear out. from www.shutterstock.com.au

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 www.shutterstock.com.au

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 www.shutterstock.com.au

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.

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