Health & wellbeing

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Key topics

  • Conditions and illnesses

    Information and advice about conditions and illnesses which may affect us as we get older.
  • Healthy eating

    Eating a healthy diet doesn't have to be difficult or expensive - follow our simple advice
  • Fitness and exercise

    Want to improve your fitness but don't know where to start? Find out what exercise might suit you.
  • Mind and body

    Information about ageing happily and healthily, and tips on keeping your mind and body healthy.
  • Relationships and family

    As you get older your relationships carry more meaning and you may begin to lose life-long friends.
  • We need warm homes

    Each winter, 1 older person dies needlessly every 7 minutes from the cold. If you’re appalled by these statistics, please email your MP.
  • Your healthcare rights

    This section explains all your rights with regard to receiving adequate healthcare.

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Intimacy & arthritis

Intimacy & arthritis

Julie Banks speaks to Professor Alan Silman and actress Claire King about some of the debilitating effects of arthritis, and ways to cope with the condition

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Dr Naim Dangoor

We're grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE and the Exilarch's Foundation

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'I feel as if I'm investing in my own future'

Mark tells his emotional, personal story on why he chose to work for Age UK, when he was looking for a new job.

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no one should have no one

News and campaigns

  • Lifestyle and dementia

    Analysis reveals 5 factors that can reduce the risk of dementia by up to 36%.
  • 1 in 4 has no one

    New figures from Age UK reveal 2.9m over-65s have no one to turn to.
  • Unnecessary deaths

    UK public health needs 'radical upgrade' to reduce deaths from preventable diseases.
  • Preventing malnutrition

    Over 3 million people in the UK are either malnourished or at risk of malnourishment.