Tag Archives: Age Discrimination

Mainstream Dementia Pathways Literature (British Psychological Society)

Summary This document was released last year by the Dementia Work Stream of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) at the British Psychological Society. It reflects a literature review performed between 2011 and 2012 to find important … Continue reading

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NICE Drugs Policy and the Elderly (NHS Choices)

Summary News of a Department of Health consultation, which involves asking the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to consider “wider societal benefits” (in addition to the burden of illness and the impact a disease has on patients) … Continue reading

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Cancer Patients in UK: Possible Ageism Alleged (BBC News / Macmillan Cancer Support)

Summary Macmillan Cancer Support has asserted that elderly cancer patients may be “written off” unnecessarily as too old for treatment. Patients over 65 are sometimes assessed primarily on grounds of their age, instead of assessing their overall fitness. NHS England acknowledges that better … Continue reading

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Age, Neglect and Loneliness Reconsidered (BBC News)

Summary Figures from the Campaign to End Loneliness indicate there are 800,000 people in England who are chronically lonely. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt today discussed this problem at the National Children and Adults Services (NCAS) conference. Treatment of the elderly in the … Continue reading

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Stigma of Dementia: World Alzheimer Report 2012 (Alzheimer’s Disease International)

Summary Last year’s World Alzheimer Report offers a thorough review of stigma and dementia. It highlights best practice in the field of dementia, with recommendations to help reduce stigma. This report also presents the results from a worldwide survey investigating the experiences … Continue reading

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Agenda for Later Life 2013 (Age UK)

Summary This Age UK report explores the challenges facing older people today, looking at both the over-65s and people approaching later life. Section headings include:   Key indicators for later life. Challenges and opportunities for 2013. Later life with attitude. … Continue reading

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Decision-Making in Care and Support of Older People (Joseph Rowntree Foundation)

Summary This Joseph Rowntree Foundation report discusses care and support for older people given demographic trends. Factors which influence decision making, risk management and NHS trusts’ strategies are discussed. Older people are considered to be both receivers and givers of … Continue reading

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Call for Rethink Over Older Cancer Patients (BBC News)

Summary It was already known from previous research into ageism that older NHS patients are less likely to receive surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. It has been estimated that if NHS performance was increased to match top international standards then a further 15,000 lives per year could … Continue reading

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Age and Availability of Surgery Report (BBC News / RCS)

Summary Some older patients are missing-out on vital treatment because of their age. Age discrimination in the NHS has been made illegal, but a report says it may still happen. Doctors should look at the overall health of a patient instead … Continue reading

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No Health Without Mental Health: Implementation Framework (Department of Health)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Mental ill-health is estimated to cost British businesses over £1000 per employee every year; almost £30 … Continue reading

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