Alzheimer's Research UK is the leading dementia research charity in the UK. Its website contains a range of information about dementia, including a Brain Tour and Dementia FAQs.

Alzheimer’s Society is the main Alzheimer’s medical charity in the UK. Its website includes an A- Z of dementia and sections on symptoms and diagnosis, living with dementia and caring for someone with dementia.

The British Heart Foundation is the largest heart related medical charity in the UK. Health information on its website is organized under six main headings – Prevention, Symptoms, Tests, Conditions, Treatments and Recovery. 

Cancer Research UK is the UK’s largest cancer charity. The Healthy Living section of its website focuses on how the risk of cancer can be reduced and includes material on smoking, alcohol, diet, obesity, exercise, sun and UV, HPV, hormones and harmful substances – as well as a section on Cancer controversies.  

Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes. Its website explains the different types of diabetes, treatment, living with diabetes, food and recipes and research news.  

The National Osteoporosis Society is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to improving the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and fragility. Its website explains what the condition is, enables you to check if you might be at risk and provides information on healthy bones, drug treatment and coping.

Parkinson’s UK is the main Parkinson’s medical charity in the UK. Its website includes a range of information (including signs and symptoms, treatment, research, information and support).

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network is based in the US. Its website explains what rheumatoid arthritis is, what treatment options are available and how to manage the symptoms. It also provides links to relevant resources.  

The Stroke Association is the only UK wide charity solely concerned with combating stroke in people of all ages. Its website covers symptoms, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and research news.  


Age Watch Web Links – A note from our Editor

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