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UK’s Oldest Woman Dies (BBC News)

Summary The UK’s oldest woman and former concert pianist, Gladys Hooper, aged 113, passed away at Highfield Nursing Home in Ryde (the Isle of Wight) today. It is understood that the new oldest person in Britain is now Bessie Camm, … Continue reading

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Relentless Increase in Numbers of Older Carers (BBC News / Age UK / Department of Health)

Summary The number of people aged 80 or older who are relied on to act as unpaid carers has increased by roughly 40% in the past seven years. An ageing population, combined with a shortage of state / local authority … Continue reading

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UK’s Oldest Woman (BBC News)

Summary The UK’s oldest woman, Gladys Hooper, celebrated her 113th birthday recently. Full Text Link Reference UK’s oldest person Gladys Hooper turns 113. London: BBC Health News / BBC News Hampshire & Isle of Wight, January 18th 2016. Recent and … Continue reading

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Updated Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary Official statistics show that there were 840 people aged 90 and over per 100,000 in England and Wales in 2013; which is was slightly higher than in Scotland (707 per 100,000) and Northern Ireland (620 per 100,000). There has … Continue reading

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Mapping UK Demographic Changes (ILC-UK)

Summary The International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) has released a second summary “factpack” of statistics about a number of topics relating to the UK’s elderly. Projections indicate that future generations of pensioners face a poorer financial future unless the long-term challenges … Continue reading

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Official Statistics on Ageing in the UK (BBC News / ONS)

Summary The number of people aged over 100 in the UK increased by 73% during the decade to 2012, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). There were 13,350 centenarians living in Britain in 2012, compared with 7,740 people … Continue reading

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Eldest Age Group’s Ambulance Trips to Accident and Emergency Rising Disproportionately (BBC News)

Summary The number of over-90s taken to A&E by ambulance in England has risen by 81% over the past three years, rising from approximately 165,910 in 2009-10 to 300,370 during 2012-13.  Overall 999 trips to A&Es, for all age-groups, rose by 11% … Continue reading

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