Monthly Archives: July 2013

Ageing, Longevity and Demographic Changes Statistical Factpack (International Longevity Centre-UK)

Summary The International Longevity Centre (ILC) has produced a summary “factpack” of statistics on a range of topics pertaining to the UK’s elderly. “The 12-page booklet provides statistics on a range of topics from life expectancy to housing supply, from … Continue reading

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary The degenerative processes causing Alzheimer’s Disease are believed to start often years before clinical symptoms become apparent. Researchers have been investigating ways of detecting the disease earlier. Such tests should help in learning more about how the disease progresses. Tests … Continue reading

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Understanding the Oldest Old: the 85+ Age Group (ILC / PFRC / BBC News)

Summary A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC), published as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (ESRC SDAI), presents analyses exploring financial dimensions of wellbeing and other … Continue reading

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Centrally Acting ACE Inhibitors Reduce Rate of Cognitive Decline in Dementia? (BMJ Open)

Summary It has been found that taking angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, a class of drugs which help to reduce blood pressure by relaxing the walls of blood vessels, may help to slow mental decline in people diagnosed with dementia. The … Continue reading

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National Bereavement Survey 2012 (Office for National Statistics)

Summary The National Bereavement Survey (VOICES) 2012 relates to end of life care provided at home, out of hours, by district and community nurse providers, in care homes, in hospitals or in hospices. The overall quality of care (across all … Continue reading

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New Housing Funding to Help Older and Disabled People to Live Independently (Department of Health / Homes and Communities Agency)

Summary Building projects are set to start on homes which will support older and disabled people to live independently for as long as possible. The government asked local authorities to bid for a share of £300 million for the supported … Continue reading

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Successful Bids for £50m Dementia Friendly Environments Funding (Department of Health)

Summary The Department of Health has released a list of the successful bids for a share of the £50m funding of capital projects to improve care environments for people with dementia. This lists the 116 hospitals and care homes which have been awarded money, … Continue reading

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