Tag Archives: Age

Age Discrimination in Availability of Surgery (BBC News / Royal College of Surgeons / Age UK)

Summary The Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK again found a wide variations in access to treatment. Their recent investigation examined surgery rates for six common procedures across England’s 211 CCGs and detected worrying differences in access to surgery between … Continue reading

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When They Get Older (www.WhenTheyGetOlder.co.uk)

Summary The WhenTheyGetOlder (http://www.whentheygetolder.co.uk/) website offers useful articles, ideas and practical suggestions to assist family members help their older relatives in all aspects of life. “WhenTheyGetOlder in the United Kingdom is owned by Alistair Bullen & Associates Ltd; a registered company in … Continue reading

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My Ageing Parent (www.myageingparent.com)

Summary The http://www.myageingparent.com/ website has been created with the mission to help children support their parents as they age. It strives to cover information relating to all aspects of health and wellbeing for ageing people. Readers of this information service … 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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Alzheimer’s Disease: Causes (NHS Choices)

Summary As the cerebral cortex atrophies, clumps of protein known as “plaques” and “tangles” form in the brain. These plaques and tangles destroy more brain cells, making the condition worse. Neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry nerve impulses within the brain) are also affected. This NHS Choices … Continue reading

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