Tag Archives: Emotional and Social Isolation

More On the Cold Weather Theme (NHS England / BBC News)

Summary NHS England has advised the elderly to keep warm, whether indoors or outdoors. Statistics indicate that heart attacks and related hospital admissions are likely to increase immediately following cold weather. “Hospitals also see a rise in the admission of … 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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On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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Hearing Loss Services: National Commissioning Framework (NHS England / Department of Health)

Summary A guide is available covering the new national framework for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) / organisations responsible for planning and commissioning local hearing services for people with hearing loss. This follows recommendations made in the “Action Plan on Hearing … Continue reading

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SoundSpace Online: Hearing Loss Information Hub (Ear Foundation)

Summary The Ear Foundation has created a website bringing together a wide range of information and resources on the subject of hearing loss. SoundSpace Online is in the process of assembling information suitable for people (of all ages) with hearing … Continue reading

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Benefits of Screening for Older Adults’ Hearing Loss? (Ear Foundation / Action on Hearing Loss / BBC News)

Summary A report from hearing loss charities reminds readers that adult hearing loss is a public health issue. Older people who experience hearing loss are more likely to go on to suffer from dementia, falls, mental health problems, social isolation … Continue reading

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