Tag Archives: Ageism

International Perspectives on the Possible Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lockdown on Abuse of the Elderly (JGCR / American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry / JAGS)

Summary A selection of recent articles presents a surprising consensus on the issues in question, across disparate international regions. First, an article written from the context of India: Full Text Link Reference Rina, K. Maiti, T. Panigrahi, M. Patro, B. … Continue reading

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A Brief Review of How the COVID-19 Pandemic Relates to Elderly Care and Research (JGCR)

Summary A brief literature review examines publications relating to the elderly population arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Themes, and possible areas for further research, are identified. Full Text Link Reference Tripathy, S. (2020). The COVID-19 pandemic and the elderly patient: … Continue reading

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Consensus Statement on Healthy Ageing (PHE / CfAB)

Summary Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better have released a consensus statement, containing widely accepted proposals for making England the “best place in the world to grow old”. Five core principles are given, with the aim of … Continue reading

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Casual Ageism: Alive and Well? (SunLife / RSPH)

Summary SunLife has produced a report on the surprising persistence of ageism (including tacit, unrecognised and socially acceptable “casual ageism”), drawing attention to the often real consequences of such attitudes, and implicit policies, in terms of promoting social exclusion and … Continue reading

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Difficult Reflections on Certain Aspects of the NHS: Be Prepared to Look-Away Now (BBC News)

Summary You don’t want to know: Full Text Link Reference Gosport hospital deaths: prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’. London: BBC Health News, June 20th 2018. You don’t want to know: Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2018). Shipman, Bristol, Stafford, … Continue reading

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Societal Adjustment to Increasing Dementia Prevalence (JRF)

Summary The “How can and should the UK adjust to dementia?” report, from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), explores the adaptations and adjustments made at various levels to the growing demands of an ageing population with a higher prevalence of … Continue reading

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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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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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