Getting older, illness and accidents can all contribute to the loss of personal independence. Browse our selection of articles about degenerating health conditions, living aids and complementary therapies.
Personal independence is often taken for granted. Our independent living aids could help you regain your independence
After illness or an operation it can take a while for the body to heal, a few "daily living aids" can help ease the process.
Every year about 150,000 people in the UK will have a stroke. Stroke survivor Shirley Holden, 59, describes her road to recovery.
Every year in the UK, more than 10 million adults see their family doctor about arthritis or a related condition.
Arthritis comes with wide-ranging warning signs that you can look out for, and even help to delay with some simple techniques.
People suffering with painful arthritis can have difficulty in holding, grasping and gripping, causing them to drop things.
A closer look at how Fibromyalgia can be diagnosed, and some of the methods of treatment that are currently available.
The symptoms of Fibromyalgia are wide and varied, and often shared by other conditions, helping the illness remain undetected.
Fibromyalgia is more common than Rheumatoid arthritis, yet our understanding and awareness of the condition is limited.
There are over 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK. We answer some queries about memory loss and dementia.
Launched by David Cameron in March 2012, with the aim of delivering major improvements in dementia care.
Caryl Kelly lives with her husband Tom, who has dementia. Here Caryl describes some of the challenges of being a full-time carer.
Ever wondered how alternative therapies may help? Browse our Q&A's to find out if they could help you.
Homeopathy has been practised in the UK by doctors for over a hundred years and has been available on the NHS since 1948.
“I envisaged it being a life-long problem” Chantal Cooke, from Surrey, explains.
Anyone can suffer a fall, but, as you grow older falls can become more common and more likely to cause you injury.
A pressure ulcer is an injury that breaks down the skin and the underlying tissue when the skin is placed under pressure.
Caring for a relative is a huge undertaking and living close by can be just as difficult as being far away.