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Older people are not only living longer
Despite the rapid gain in life expectancy in the last century, it is not clear if the added years consist of healthy years or years lived in poor health and disability.
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.
Cause of death? Dementia...
In England and Wales more people now die of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease than anything else. A similar picture is likely in the rest of the UK. What does this mean for healthcare professionals involved in the management of people with dementia and our approach to the older population?