Diabetes ‘should not be a dirty secret’

Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says. Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life. Three in five said their...

Falls prevention – Postural Stability classes

Stay Steady, Stay Strong Do you ever feel unsteady? Are you worried about falling? Or do you know an older person who would answer yes? Specialist Strength and Balance Exercise class to help maintain your independence, keep mobile and steady on your feet Chesham Town...

A&E for elderly patients

The first specialist A&E department in the country for patients aged over 80 is to be set up next month. The plans by the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital have been welcomed by Age UK. Elderly patients will be sent straight to a dedicated emergency...

Carrying the shopping can improve strength in over 65s

Carrying the shopping, gardening, or vacuuming, can help older people to lead healthier lives for longer, according to leading physiotherapists. They warn that millions of older people risk falls because they are failing to maintain their strength. Nearly a quarter of...

Be happy, avoid a stroke?

Stress and unhappiness lead to poor choices… According to the World Stroke Organisation, each year an estimated 6.2 million people around the world have a stroke. This is more than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined. It is also a leading cause of disability....