seniors

Brain ageing and dementia

Like the rest of the body, the brain changes as we age. Scientists are starting to shed light on some

Osteoporosis: what it does to your bones

Osteoporosis is a condition that affects bones, making them less dense, more fragile and prone to fractures. Some people have

Osteoporosis treatment options

Osteoporosis treatment improves bone strength and reduces your chances of breaking a bone. Treatment choice is based on your age,

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding (opaqueness) of the normally clear lens of the eye, which can interfere with vision. Cataracts

Animation: effects of ageing

Some of the changes associated with getting older, such as greying hair and the appearance of wrinkles, are hard to

Parkinson’s disease: Q and A

Q. What is Parkinson’s disease? A. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease of the nervous system that causes disturbances in

Denial of dementia symptoms delays diagnosis

People with the early signs of cognitive impairment are putting off seeing their GP for fear of being diagnosed with

Myasthenia gravis

What is myasthenia gravis? The term ‘myasthenia gravis’ (MG) comes from the Greek word ‘myasthenia’ meaning muscle weakness and the

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