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Staying active, eating well and looking after yourself can help you have a good quality of life. Here’s some tips on living well, managing pain, accessing services and health conditions that can crop up as we get older.

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10 Tips for good health

As you get older, your health becomes more of a priority. We have compiled a list of handy tips that will help you to stay fit and healthy and to improve your general wellbeing.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a safe treatment for everybody and it can help to alleviate a number of health problems such as back pain, high blood pressure

Addictions

is not having control over doing, taking or using something, to the point that it may become harmful to you.

Advance Decisions

allow you to set out your decisions and choices about refusing medical treatment in certain situations, should you lose the mental capacity to make these decisions in the future.

Advocacy – support available to get your voice heard

Advocacy is where someone helps you to get your views and opinions heard. They can support you to access services if you are unable to do so by yourself.

Alcohol

As we grow older it?s harder for our body to deal with the effects of alcohol. This leaflet provides information and advice about the risks of alcohol for older people.

Anxiety

Two in three people experience anxiety orĀ DepressionĀ at some point in their life. It can be mild and last only a few weeks or it can be a lot more severe.

Aromatherapy

is the use of essential oils to improve wellbeing and health, either by massaging them into the skin, adding them to bath water, or inhaling them.

Arranging a funeral

There are many different types of funerals to choose from and financial help may be available.

Arthritis

is an inflammation of the joints, which can cause pain and difficulty when you move around. Other possible effects of arthritis are loss of grip and strength.