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It’s time to BREAKDOWN these BAME BARRIERS
In the last 8 years while doing charity work in my free time I have noticed a growth in the older population from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. Older people from BAME backgrounds suffer from the same illnesses our other patients suffer from.
Is it time to redefine old age?
Nowadays a majority of people above the age of 65 remain active. Vedamurthy Adhiyaman discusses why we should redefine old age.
Ageing and economic growth – not all doom and gloom
Baroness Sally Greengross considers what the economic and societal effects of a global ageing society will be and says there's an increasing need for healthy older people to be employed into their seventies. She argues that the global phenomenon of ageing is not all bad news.
Half the people in the world with Parkinson’s Disease have probably not been diagnosed…
Richard Walker reports back from the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver, especially what's happening in lower and middle income countries, and the possible beneficial effects of mucuma beans on Parkinson's patients.
Dementia friendly communities; compassionate and collaborative
The recent release of the so called 'dementia atlas' by the government provides a map of dementia in England. The information used to devise the map uses a range of data, and is a good starting point for exploring the regional differences in the care of people with dementia. Fiona Marshall looks at where we are.