Tag: dementia

Elderly care - life expectancy

New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK has revealed that the number of dementia researchers working on the condition has almost doubled over six years. The charity’s report, published today (14 March) at their annual research conference in Aberdeen, highlights major…

Health care needs in older people

To mark Dementia Awareness Week, Saga releases new data that shows that 43% of over 50s list dementia as their most feared disease, ahead of cancer (30%) or a stroke (12%). In a survey of more than 9,000 over 50s,…

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In this talk, Prof. Kathy Murphy and Prof. Dympna Casey talk about the use of companion robots to combat loneliness in people with dementia. Prof. Kathy Murphy (NUI Galway) has a clinical background in older people’s services and Emergency Department…

nursing in the community - healthy communities - person-centred care

British adults more worried about being diagnosed with cancer than other serious illnesses Yet more than 8 million say they take no action at all to reduce their risk Only a third do regular exercise (37%) or maintain a healthy…

nursing in the community - healthy communities - person-centred care

Actress Phyllida Law tells of challenges of caring for her mother: “You couldn’t leave the house” Actress Phyllida Law – mother to actresses Emma and Sophie Thompson – has told of the impact of dementia on her mother and the…

nursing in the community - healthy communities - person-centred care

The increasing numbers of older people with dementia and older people from minority ethnic groups in the UK present new challenges for many housing services according to Gearing Up: Housing, Ethnicity and Dementia, a report jointly published today by Age…