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Ageing Well in Australia? Professor Gill Lewin 30 June 2011.

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1 Ageing Well in Australia? Professor Gill Lewin 30 June 2011

2 Ageing Australia

3 Australian Population Ageing

4 Cause for Celebration Ref: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2010

5 Australia and the World

6 15% 10% 5% 20yo 40yo 60yo 80yo Over 1 Million more people Projected Population Age Structure in Australia More older persons

7 Health costs to blow out

8 Disability Prevalence Rates Ref: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2008

9 Disability Prevalence Rates for 65+ Years Ref: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2008; Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2010.

10 Disability Prevalence Rates in Australia Ref: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2008

11 Disability Prevalence Rates for 65+ Years Ref: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2008; Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics, 2010.

12 Chronic Health Conditions Number of chronic conditions Percentage of people 65+ yrs Ref: Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2011

13 Hypertension

14 Heart Disease

15 Cancer Incidence

16 Cancer Survival

17 Diabetes

18 Kidney Disease

19 Weight of Australia Ref: ABS Overweight and obesity

20 Eat a Rainbow Sidestep Falls Sharpen your mind Toast with a smaller glass Know the low down on sleep in later life Enjoy safe sex Get a medications check Speak up when you feel down or anxious Get your shots Find the right healthcare professional and make the most of your visits American Geriatric Society

21 Social Determinants of Health

22 Barriers

23 EPSA Advisory Panel

24 Experience Corps

25 Home Independence Program Aids and Equipment Medication management Task analysis and redesign Strength and balance Falls Prevention Activities Chronic disease self management

26 Telehealth Self Monitoring

27 Summing Up


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