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Older people

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.

Royal Voluntary Service

Royal Voluntary Service

When older people come out of hospital, they can need more intensive support than usual to help get them back on their feet.

Pneumococcal vaccination

Pneumococcal vaccination

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 vaccination

Shingles vaccination

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

Dementia

Dementia usually occurs in patients who are over 65. Learn how to spot the signs and what to do if you are worried.

Deciding right – planning your care in advance

Deciding right – planning your care in advance

Find out about a campaign to help patients think about what care they may want to receive should they become seriously ill, disabled or unable to make decisions for themselves.