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Frequent internet use improved mental health during lockdown

A new study from the University of Surrey has found that frequent internet use by older people during lockdown improved the quality of their mental health.
elderly falls

After COVID, can we better manage and prevent the likely rise in elderly falls?

Barak Katz, VP and GM Essence SmartCare, discusses the future of fall prevention and establishing more proactive elderly care, post COVID-19.
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Identifying dementia & mild cognitive impairment

Dr Timothy Kwok, Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, shares the development of the Electronic Cognitive Screen (EC-Screen) for population screening of dementia in older people.
COVID care home deaths, care home

Scientists found racial differences in COVID care home deaths

According to new data, COVID care home deaths in the United States are influenced by race - with majority non-White care homes experiencing 3.3 times more deaths.
low glycemic rice, diabetes

The hard solution to develop low glycemic rice for diabetes

Professor Dr Apichart Vanavichit, at the Rice Science Center, reveals the hard solution to develop low glycemic rice for diabetes, starting with comment on soft-texture white rice as a health risk factor.
europe's ageing society

Green paper explores challenges and opportunities of Europe’s ageing society

The European Commission has presented a green paper to launch a broad policy debate on the challenges and opportunities of Europe's ageing population.
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Medical authorities call for better HIV testing in Europe

The European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) found that HIV testing in Europe is not good enough - 53% of diagnosis happens when the immune system is already failing.
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UK winter plan: The Liverpool system of mass community testing

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday (23 November) announced his UK winter plan to the House of Commons, proposing a mass community testing scheme, stricter Tiers, and weekly tests for prison staff.
aymptomatic older patients, delirium

Delirium could be a sign of COVID-19 in asymptomatic older patients

Asymptomatic older patients of COVID-19 are one of the most difficult to identify - now, researchers find that delirium could be an indicator of the virus
COVID hospitalisation, ethnicity

Afro-Caribbean people with kidney problems face COVID hospitalisation

New research explores the link between ethnicity and ESKD, which finds that Afro-Caribbean patients are four times more likely to undergo COVID hospitalisation.
COVID-19 brain complications, hypertension

Diabetes increases risk of COVID-19 brain complications

New research finds that bleeding and stroke are COVID-19 brain complications that are more frequent in people with diabetes and hypertension.
URPP Dynamics of Healthy Aging

Differential Healthy Ageing Research – URPP Dynamics of Healthy Ageing

Professor Mathias Allemand discusses the importance of promoting healthy ageing as we see our lifespans increase in recent times.

COVID-19: Solidarity is needed the most

European Public Health Association Executive Director, Dineke Zeegers Paget examines COVID-19 as a societal issue, not just a pandemic and argues that solidarity here is needed the most.
falls

Are unreported falls the missing data key to improving elderly care?

Barak Katz, General Manager at Essence Smartcare, reveals how the information we currently aren’t collecting could revolutionise the effect falls have on the victims and their care networks.
prescribed the wrong drugs, hospital

US healthcare: 34% of older people could be prescribed the wrong drugs

A new study found that it costs patients over $450 a year when they are prescribed the wrong drugs, making them twice as likely to go to hospital.
Over50s

Over50s at crisis point as they are overlooked by government support

Paul Green, Founder and CEO of Over50s Money, discusses what he sees as the only options available for the Over50s after being overlooked by the Government when it comes to financial and commercial support during the pandemic.
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Care homes told to label residents as Do Not Resuscitate

A recent report found that care homes were given blanket orders to label their elderly residents as Do Not Resuscitate, without asking family.
World population decline, COVID-19

World population predicted to shrink after the mid-century

According to a new study, world population will peak in 2064 at around 9.7 billion and then decline to 8.8 billion by 2100 – around 2 billion lower than previous estimates.
elderly care

24/7 live-in care at home: A post-COVID solution for the future of UK elderly...

Here, Peter Seldon, CEO of Consultus Care & Nursing explains the potentials of a revolution in elderly care and what we can do to get there.
care homes

How can we combat loneliness in care homes?

Red Homes Healthcare discuss the mental health crisis in care homes and explore what can be done to prevent loneliness.

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