In Australia, dementia is the third leading cause of death after heart disease and cancers. Typically, people with dementia deteriorate gradually and eventually die from complications such as respiratory failure – from pneumonia for instance – or other infections. Dementia will in these cases be registered as the underlying cause of death.
Psychological support can help people with diabetes overcome the fears and challenges often associated with this chronic health condition.
Bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression, is a mood disorder characterised by swings in mood: from highs that can tip into mania, to lows that can plunge into depression.