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Conditions and illnesses

Information and advice about illnesses that affect people in later life, such as dementia, osteoporosis and hearing loss.

  • Dementia

    Find out about dementia symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Eye health

    Vision problems can lead to a higher risk of falls, driving accidents, and incorrect use of medications.
  • Hearing loss

    Around 40% of people over 50 in the UK have some form of hearing loss.
  • Incontinence

    People of all ages can have a problem controlling their bladder or bowel, and this can have a real impact on their daily lives.
  • Osteoporosis

    There are more than 300,000 fractures every year due to osteoporosis.
  • Depression & anxiety

    Having depression or anxiety is like a physical health condition, and it can be successfully treated.

7 ways to boost your heart health

You might be surprised by some of the things that can help to keep your heart healthy.

Read our tips

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Sir Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of the late Sir Naim Dangoor, CBE, and the Exilarch's Foundation.

Diabetes UK gives advice

Julie Banks speaks to Tracy Kelly who is Head of Care at Diabetes UK and offers advice for people who are managing the condition.

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