Tag Archives: older people

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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Rising ambulance call-outs: time to rethink the role of the paramedic

BBC Radio Sussex this morning picked up on the news from Friday that ambulance call-outs in the South East have almost doubled in the past seven years and that the ‘system is at breaking point’ according to the GMB union. … 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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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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Housing and older People: grand strategies and statutory bedtimes

Guest Blog by David Bookbinder, Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Scotland   Almost invariably, major strategies and plans feature prominently whenever our ageing population is on the agenda. They’re important documents, of course, but there’s … Continue reading

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Queen’s Speech – what we thought about the Draft Care and Support Bill

Having just survived a turbulent Health and Social Care Bill, and with the legal repercussions of the grueling Mid Staffs Inquiry delayed by the report being postponed until the autumn, another Health Bill was not likely. But everyone expected, nearly … Continue reading

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We cannot go on treating the elderly like this…

9.11.11 DAILY MAIL: OUR TOP BLOGGERS JULIA MANNING: We need a high level response to raise the status of the elderly …At the end of the week we will all be sharing in a time of reflection for what previous … Continue reading

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