The Ryman Prize: enhancing the quality of life of older people

Posted by on Apr 23, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The Ryman Prize is a $250,000 annual award for the world’s best development, advance or achievement that enhances quality of life for older people. The prize is awarded each year by an international jury appointed by The Ryman Foundation. The world’s rapidly ageing population means that in some parts of the globe – including most of the Western world – the population aged 75+ is set to triple in the next 30 years. This large demographic...

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Empowering people with incontinence to live independently

Posted by on Apr 20, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Study conducted in six European regions contributes to better understanding of how to improve the care for people with incontinence in their daily lives at home and in the community. Patient involvement, knowledge and provisions based on patient profiles were found to be key in enabling people with incontinence and their carers to live independent and dignified lives. The results of a major pan-European study which gives insight into the...

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How pharma companies get ahead of rapid digital change

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 in Features | 0 comments

Innovations coming from outside the traditional healthcare industry span a wide spectrum of products and services, but all take advantage of advances in digital technologies and the ability to analyze and present large amounts of data in new ways. From new biosensor technologies and smart devices to portals and physician guidance tools, there are numerous exciting breakthroughs that allow enhanced self-monitoring capabilities and patient...

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Radian conference highlights the urgent need for housing associations and health, and care providers to work more closely for the wellbeing of the public

Posted by on Apr 16, 2016 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The ‘potential meltdown’ the NHS is suffering has been identified due to the financial challenges verses the increase in demand that an aging and growing population is bringing to society. The increase in government funds is not enough to tackle the growing pressures on the regional NHS, so now more than ever, health and housing need to tackle the problem through collaborative working. Health and housing organisations from across the south came...

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Mismanagement of dementia costing health and social care system up to £1 billion a year

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

A new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year. The report, ‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring parity of care’, which was kindly supported by Pfizer, shows that people with dementia are less likely to...

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