Tag Archives: Bereavement and Loneliness

Raising Awareness of Mental Health in Older People (Age UK / NHS England / MHF / JGCR)

Summary Age UK has reported the results of a YouGov survey which indicates that half of older adults (those aged 55 and older) have experienced mental health problems. Of this population group, 7.7 million people are estimated to have experienced … 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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Loneliness in Old Age: Male Perspectives (BBC News / ILC-UK / Independent Age)

Summary Increasing numbers of men face loneliness and isolation in old age, according to research by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Independent Age. While older women are likely to remain more likely to outlive their husbands, it is also … Continue reading

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Silver Line: Friendship Phone Service Tackles Loneliness in Older People (BBC News)

Summary Esther Rantzen has launched “The Silver Line”, a free 24-hour dedicated helpline for older people in the UK. Silver Line will combat loneliness in the over-65s by providing friendship, information and advice through calls to trained volunteers. The phone number is 0800 4 70 80 90. … Continue reading

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Understanding the Oldest Old: the 85+ Age Group (ILC / PFRC / BBC News)

Summary A new report from the International Longevity Centre (ILC) and Personal Finance Research Centre (PFRC), published as part of the Economic and Social Research Council’s Secondary Data Analysis Initiative (ESRC SDAI), presents analyses exploring financial dimensions of wellbeing and other … Continue reading

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