Conditions & illnesses

Music and dementia

Do you have a friend or relative who has dementia? Have you considered using music to help them? 

Find out how music can help with dementia

Do you get a regular eye test?

Your eyes are one of your most valuable senses yet as we age our eyesight can be one of the first things we notice deteriorating. Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of preventable blindness.

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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

More health features

Intimacy & arthritis

5 ways to cut your chances of diabetes

As we get older, we're more liable to get type 2 diabetes, but it needn't be a formality. There are simple steps you can take to reduce your risk.

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Depression treatment

There are easy ways of treating your depression - you don't have to feel as if you're on your own.  

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If you see signs of a stroke act FAST. A Stroke is the third most common cause of death after heart disease and cancer.


Osteoporosis is often referred to as the ‘silent disease’ because despite the fact that almost 3 million people in the UK are estimated to have osteoporosis, worryingly few people know they have it until they break a bone.

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We all feel a little sad or down from time to time but feeling down is not the same as feeling depressed or depression. See how we can help.

Useful websites

  • The Health A-Z section of this website contains information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of many types of illnesses.

  • The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has produced guidance on the early assessment and treatment of NHS patients

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