Older people can be defined as those over the age of 65. As we get older, our health needs change. In this section you can find specific advice to maintain your health as you get older or to support you in caring for an older relative.
When older people come out of hospital, they can need more intensive support than usual to help get them back on their feet.
Older people are more at risk of complications from pneumonia, septicaemia and meningitis. Learn about the vaccination that protects you against pneumococcal infections which can lead to such conditions
Shingles is more common in people who are over 50 years of age. The vaccination is now being offered to patients aged 70 and 79. Find out more here.
Dementia usually occurs in patients who are over 65. Learn how to spot the signs and what to do if you are worried.