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
BisphosphonatesBreast Cancer
Breast Cancer - Hereditary FactorsBreast Screening
Cancer of the LungCataracts
Chest InfectionCholesterol
Chronic Kidney DiseaseChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Colon Cancer and Rectal CancerCystitis (Urine Infection) in Women
Deep Vein ThrombosisDepression
Depression in Older AdultsDEXA Scan
End of Life CareFibromyalgia
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) - TestsHuntington's Disease
Incontinence - Picture SummaryInfluenza and Flu-like Illness
Influenza ImmunisationLewy Body Dementia
Living with a Long-term ConditionLower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Men
Memory Loss and DementiaNonspecific Lower Back Pain in Adults
Ovarian CancerParkinson's Disease
Peripheral Arterial DiseasePneumococcal Immunisation
PneumoniaPolymyalgia 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
The Benefits of Stopping SmokingThe Heart and Blood Vessels
TinnitusTips To Help You Stop Smoking
Treatments for dementiaType 2 Diabetes
Urge IncontinenceUrinary Incontinence
Urine Infection in Older PeopleUterine (Endometrial) Cancer
Varicose VeinsWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?