Tag Archives: Attitudes to Ageing

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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The UK’s Ageing Population: Issues Beyond This Election (BBC News)

Summary Topics relating to an ageing population, which have been barely touched upon by the main 2017 Election Party Manifestos, are said to include: Future projections for the mounting scale of the ageing population. An estimated £3 to 3.5 billion … Continue reading

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Building Age-Friendly Cities (Houses of Parliament Library POST Note PN 539)

Summary A recent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) note on “Creating age friendly cities” considers the challenges involved in making cities more “age-friendly”. It examines how housing, transport and outdoor spaces etc. might be re-designed to promote independence … Continue reading

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International Day of Older Persons (United Nations / ONS / NHS England)

Summary Today is United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). Full Text Link Reference International Day of Older Persons: 1 October. [Online]: United Nations, October 2016. A statistical piece, from the Office of National Statistics, on the contribution of … Continue reading

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Future of UK Ageing Population Report (Government Office for Science)

Summary A Government Office for Science report has assembled a range of evidence about the older population, in the attempt to identify trends and make projections of likely relevance for the UK government and others developing policies for an ageing … Continue reading

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Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Week 2016 (Parkinson’s UK / BBC News)

Summary Parkinson’s Awareness Week (2016) falls between April 18th – 24th 2016. Full Text Link Reference Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2016. [London / Online]: Parkinson’s UK, April 2016. A related BBC News item: Full Text Link Reference Parkinson’s disease: ‘Many patients … Continue reading

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The Power of Language: Weighing the Pros and Cons of the Term “Frailty” (Nursing Times / Age UK / BGS / BritainThinks)

Summary The “Frailty: Language and Perceptions” report, commissioned by Age UK and the British Geriatrics Society, indicates that use of the word “frailty” could deter older people from accessing services. Medical terminology such as “frailty” (and presumably “geriatric” too?) sometimes … Continue reading

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