Tag Archives: Aging

Proportion of People Over 65 Developing Dementia in the USA Decreasing Slightly (BBC News / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary Research in the United States indicates that the proportion of elderly people (aged over 65) with dementia has declined from 11.6% in 2000 to 8.8% in 2012. Previously expected future growth rates for the burden of dementia may not … Continue reading

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Five Hours a Day: Systemic Innovation for an Ageing Population (NESTA)

Summary This report explores the impact of ageing on society and what this might mean in terms of innovation. Nesta proposes taking a systematic look at how people live in the context of changing demographics, looking especially at issues which … Continue reading

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Ready for Ageing? (House of Lords Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change)

Summary A recent report from the Select Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change warns that Government and society at large are unprepared for ageing. A broad range of policy areas are addressed, with comprehensive analyses of the potential impact … Continue reading

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Prevalence of Dementia in Care Home Residents (BBC News / Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary A survey by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered that more than 320,000 of the 400,000 people living in the 20,000 care homes in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have dementia or severe memory problems. This estimate is almost 30% higher than … 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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Exercise in Old Age Helps Prevent Brain Shrinkage (BBC Health News / Neurology)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary Research published in the journal “Neurology” indicates that people aged over 70 who are more physically active tend … Continue reading

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