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Dementia education to be introduced in schools

To combat social stigma about dementia and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease amongst young children, primary and secondary schools will introduce educational initiatives focusing on the condition.

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Preparing for flu season

Although some people may believe otherwise, influenza is much more serious than just a bad cold.

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Report reveals extent of osteoporosis across the UK

Although osteoporosis is a common problem amongst elderly people, new data from the National Osteoporosis Society reveals that this condition results in a bone fracture every two minutes.

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Falls prior to surgery may hinder recovery

Whether they occur at home or in retirement villages, falls can have a substantial impact on the health of adults 65 and older. According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, approximately one-third of older people have experienced a fall in the last year. Not only can they result in serious injury, but falls can also have a significant psychological impact. Now, new research from the University of Colorado Medical Center in the United States finds that falls in the six months before their surgery could predict whether patients have a successful recovery.

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Number of centenarians increasing across the UK

Advances in medical science have prolonged the average person's lifespan like never before. However, some people may not be aware just how much longer people are living.

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Government announces plan to tackle fuel poverty

The government has announced a new plan to ease the burden facing elderly people who are struggling to make it through the Winter.

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Experts question whether rates of dementia are declining

Recently, several major breakthroughs have been made in the treatment of dementia, and according to recent data, overall incidence of dementia may be declining.

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British scientists reach 'turning point' in fight against Alzheimer's

Recently, several major breakthroughs have been made in understanding Alzheimer's disease and how the condition can be treated. However, one of the most significant discoveries has been made by a team of British scientists, who believe that a "turning point" in the fight against dementia has been reached.

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