March 02, 2016
Eating well and drinking enough fluids is an important part of staying healthy. It is Nutrition & Hydration Week from the 14th to 20th of March and the CLCH Public Health Nutrition Team (Adult Services) would like to shine the spotlight on common myths and facts around eating and drinking in later life.
March 01, 2016
The wellbeing of people in their 60s increases as they reach the age of 70, according to a national survey.
That is despite many people in the age group having at least one chronic disease
February 25, 2016
A collection of news items, information, and details of events and initiatives which will be of interest to carers of all ages in Kensington & Chelsea.
February 15, 2016
OAPs can dramatically boost their brain power with just a one week course in a second language, experts say.
Prof Antonella Sorace, founder of the Bilingualism Matters Centre at the University of Edinburgh, has conducted research which shows being multilingual can improve thinking and learning ability, and may reduce mental decline with age.
February 12, 2016
Older people in England are living longer than ever before, a report from Public Health England says.
Figures show that for those aged 65, men can expect to live for another 19 years and women a further 21 years.
But there is concern that too many elderly people are living in poor health.
February 08, 2016
Prevalence of brain diseases like Alzheimer's has collapsed by more than 22pc in 20 years, possibly due to healthier lifestyles and better education
February 05, 2016
Every February, British heart charities celebrate Heart Month.
For this year's Heart Month everyone is encouraged everyone to make small changes towards a healthier lifestyle.
February 04, 2016
Today is Time To Talk Day (Thursday, February 4) - a day organised by anti-stigma campaign Time To Change, run by mental health charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness.
"Cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost 10% in the last decade, although the number of cases is still going up, new figures show.
Analysis by Cancer Research UK found that 284 out of every 100,000 people in the UK died from cancer in 2013 (around 162,000 people), down from 312 in every 100,000 a decade ago.
The slump is largely due to improvements in the detection, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
January 25, 2016
RNIB is launching a new community of blind and partially sighted people, and their supporters called RNIB Connect, to meet and connect with others, provide and also receive support from people who have had similar experiences, get involved with local service planning and delivery, campaign on matters that are important and help to shape the community where they live