Living Will

A living will or ‘advance decision’ allows you to set out your wishes and refuse medical treatment in future. In this article we will explain: –       What a living will is and what it involves –       Why making a living will is important –       The process involved...

Why are lethal falls on the increase?

New figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal a massive rise in the number of over 85s dying from falls. Between 2008 and 2016 the number of deaths from falls in men over 85 rose by 177% and in women by 72%. Such deaths are rising much faster than...

Healthy living

Looking after your mental and physical health can help you live well and stay happy, active and safe in later life. Protect your health: as you get older you may find that you experience more health problems but there are services that can help to protect you from...

Rarer types of dementia

People with Parkinson’s disease have a higher-than-average risk of developing dementia, although around two thirds of people are unaffected. When dementia does occur, it is typically not until late in the course of the illness. Parkinson’s disease dementia...

‘One-stop shops’ speed up cancer diagnosis

“One-stop shops” aimed at speeding up cancer diagnosis are being introduced across England. The aim is for patients to get all the checks they need under one roof. The aim is to catch the disease earlier and prevent patients from being referred for several...