Category Archives: Elderly

Baby Boomer women and tech – new report

Guest blog by Kathy Mason Associate, 2020health Elder care with technology appeals most to Baby Boomer women Two thirds of 55-75 year olds would be interested in using technology to help their parents as they get older. Help with medication, memory, … Continue reading

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Do we care enough to ask what is behind the biggest recent annual rise in death rates?

The Telegraph lead with provisional statistics from the ONS this morning on the steepest annual rise in death rates since the second world war. They are right that alarm bells should be ringing, and urgent questions should be asked: Is … Continue reading

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Dementia is one of the most significant health crises of the 21st century

Guest Blog from Alzheimer’s Disease International Every 3 seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. Today, more than 46 million people are living with the disease. This number is set to almost double every 20 years, making the dementia one of … Continue reading

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First impressions of an NHS conference

Guest Blog by Simon Bottery, Director of Policy and External Relations, Independent Age Older people, as we know, are huge users of the NHS. People aged 65 or over account for one in six of the population but one in two hospital … Continue reading

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How can A&E units improve their performance?

The first point that I must make is that I do not wish to appear unappreciative or condescending. Hospital A&E work is amongst the most important that any person can undertake and many of us would find the strain unbearable. … Continue reading

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Making it personal – restoring trust and confidence in health and care services for older people

Guest blog by Sara McKee, Evermore Founder & Director of Market Innovation I recently took part in a 2020health debate exploring how we can restore trust and confidence in health and care services for older people. It’s a big issue … Continue reading

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Dropped from Queen’s speech: would laws to ‘protect older people’ have made any difference?

I’ve just been speaking to @nickferrari on #LBC (7.50am) about the Government dropping plans for new laws in the Queen’s Speech to ‘prevent the abuse of older people by care staff’ as reported by @jameskirkikup. What is at the heart … Continue reading

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Medical advisory body “NICE” should not spend too much time valuing drugs.

The UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (“NICE”) is currently holding a public consultation over its proposals for evaluating drugs. Drugs that are approved by NICE automatically become available for doctors to prescribe under the NHS throughout England … Continue reading

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Plain packaging, winter deaths and Jeremy Paxman

I woke this morning to the good news that the government is to launch an independent review of cigarette packaging amid ‘amid continuing calls for action to discourage young smokers’. Sir Cyril Chantler, Chair of University College London Partners, has … Continue reading

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Just under a third of us will reach 65 “healthy”

Guest blog by Matt Hawkins, Policy and Public Affairs Assistant at the International Longevity Centre-UK Discussion at an International Longevity Centre-UK, (ILC-UK) event held on Monday, Longevity, health and public policy, revealed that only just short of a third of … Continue reading

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