Senior Health

Getting older can be a source of worry for both the individuals and their carers or family. Some conditions are found more often as we age, such as some cancers. Also as we age wetend to have to take more medications. Having accurate information can help manage the worry. Our doctor-authored leaflets in this section cover a wide range of conditions. They include information on preventing falls and safe-guarding vulverable adults ("What do I do if I think I know someone is being tricked or conned?") as well as conditions that can be more problematic for the elderly such as flu or urine infections. One of the most common conditions elderly people worry about having is dementia. We have information on the different types of dementia, how they are diagnosed and how they are treated.

Abnormal Heart Rhythms (Arrhythmias)Ageing Feet
Age-related Macular DegenerationAlcohol and Older People
Breast CancerBreast Cancer - Hereditary Factors
Breast ScreeningCancer of the Lung
CataractsChest Infection
Chest Infection - DiagnosisChest Infection - Prevention
Chest Infection - SymptomsChest Infection - Treatment
Chronic Kidney DiseaseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Colon Cancer and Rectal CancerCystitis (Urine Infection) in Women
Dealing With DepressionDeep Vein Thrombosis
DepressionDEXA Scan
E-cigarettesE-cigarettes - What are e-cigarettes?
E-cigarettes - What are the benefits and risks of e-cigarettes?End of Life Care
End of Life Care - Advance decisionsEnd of Life Care - Drawing up an advance decision
End of Life Care - Lasting power of attorneyFibromyalgia
Genitourinary ProlapseGiant Cell Arteritis
Glaucoma - Chronic Open-angleGout
Hearing Loss of Older People (Presbyacusis)Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
Heart FailureHeart Valves and Valve Disease
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Causes
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - DiagnosisHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Lifestyle
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - MedicationHigh Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - Symptoms
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) - TestsHigh Cholesterol
Huntington's DiseaseInfluenza and Flu-like Illness
Influenza ImmunisationLewy Body Dementia
Living with a Long-term ConditionLower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men
Memory Loss and DementiaMemory Loss and Dementia - Causes of dementia
Memory Loss and Dementia - Causes of memory lossMemory Loss and Dementia - Diagnosis
Memory Loss and Dementia - PreventionMemory Loss and Dementia - Symptoms
Memory Loss and Dementia - TreatmentNonspecific Lower Back Pain in Adults
Ovarian CancerPalliative Care
Palliative Care - How does it help?Palliative Care - What is it?
Palliative Care - Who provides it?Parkinson's Disease
Pelvic FracturesPelvic Fractures - Causes
Pelvic Fractures - Complications and recoveryPelvic Fractures - Diagnosis
Pelvic Fractures - SymptomsPelvic Fractures - Treatment
Peripheral Arterial DiseasePneumococcal Immunisation
PneumoniaPneumonia - Causes
Pneumonia - Outlook and PreventionPneumonia - Symptoms
Pneumonia - TreatmentPolymyalgia Rheumatica
Practical Guide to Healthy AgeingPrevention of Falls in the Elderly
Problem GamblingProstate Cancer
Prostate Gland EnlargementProstate Specific Antigen (PSA) Test
Recurrent Cystitis in WomenRestless Legs Syndrome
Safeguarding AdultsScreening for Bowel (Colorectal) Cancer
Smoking - The FactsStomach (Gastric) Cancer
Stress IncontinenceStroke
Suicidal ThoughtsThe Benefits of Stopping Smoking
The Heart and Blood VesselsTinnitus
Tinnitus CausesTinnitus Diagnosis
Tinnitus SymptomsTinnitus Treatment
Tips To Help You Stop SmokingTreatments for dementia
Type 2 DiabetesType 2 Diabetes Diet
Type 2 Diabetes TreatmentUrge Incontinence
Urinary IncontinenceUrine Infection in Older People
Urine Infection in Older People - CausesUrine Infection in Older People - Diagnosis
Urine Infection in Older People - SymptomsUrine Infection in Older People - Treatment
Uterine (Endometrial) CancerUterine (Endometrial) Cancer - Causes
Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer - DiagnosisUterine (Endometrial) Cancer - Prognosis
Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer - SymptomsUterine (Endometrial) Cancer - Treatment
Varicose VeinsWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?