Ageing and Health Breakdown
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- Pathophysiology applied to nursing practice, 2006, 1st, pp. 404 - 424
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Australia and New Zealand, along with the rest of the world, have ageing populations. People are living longer than ever before due to various factors, including improved health services, and scientifIc and medical developments that have led to improvements ill pharmacology as well as other technologies that promote longevity. In addition, increasing consumerism has resulted in all enhanced awareness of the role of diet, exercise and general health maintenance ~nnong people in general, including older people. These factors, coupled with a declining birth rate, mean that Australia's population will continue to age at least until the middle of the century. From a health perspective, people are considered old once they are 65 years and old, old when over 85 years.
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