Category Archive: Healthy Ageing

Green Paper on care and support for older people 
  • 16
    Nov

Green Paper on care and support for older people 

The UK Government has announced that it is seeking to publish a green paper on care and support for older people by mid-2018. The paper will outline the Government’s plans for dealing with the challenges of an ageing population, especially...

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Dementia patients should have hearing health checked by nurses, report urges
  • 30
    Sep

Dementia patients should have hearing health checked by nurses, report urges

The Department of Health has outlined its new vision and strategy for nurses working to support people with dementia, including hearing health assessments The Department for Health has this week released an updated version of its vision and strategy for...

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Inequalities in access to care – older people disadvantaged again
  • 16
    Sep

Inequalities in access to care – older people disadvantaged again

The King’s Fund and Nuffield Trust have produced a report outlining the current crisis in social care for older people, showing that access to care depends increasingly on what people can afford – and where they live – rather than...

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WHO hearing loss advice: Number of over 60s expected to double by 2050
  • 8
    Oct

WHO hearing loss advice: Number of over 60s expected to double by 2050

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has marked the International Day of Older Persons this October with a call for society to take ‘healthy ageing’ more seriously. Their World report on ageing and health report has identified hearing loss as major barrier to...

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Age-related hearing loss campaign: Action on loneliness
  • 9
    Jul

Age-related hearing loss campaign: Action on loneliness

The UK's largest voluntary services charity has launched a national campaign to raise awareness of age-related hearing loss, showing that it can lead to social isolation and loneliness if left unsupported. The Royal Voluntary Service (RVS) campaign encourages friends and...

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