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Multiple long-term conditions

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NICE Guideline NG22 - Older people with social care needs and multiple long-term conditions

In this guideline, a long?term condition is defined as one that generally lasts a year or longer and impacts on a person's life. Examples include arthritis, asthma, cancer, dementia, diabetes, heart disease, mental health conditions and stroke. Multiple means a person is living with more than 1 condition. The impact and symptoms of these conditions can fluctuate, and people may or may not need to take medication for their conditions.

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