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How can we help the one in three people in hospital end-of-life care who suffer from delirium? from www.shutterstock.com

Drugs for delirium don’t work, and may in fact harm

Antipsychotic medications for delirium don't work and could harm, a new study shows. So what options are left?
Playing music is good for people at all stages in their lives – including the elderly. Jeremy Brooks

Ageing in harmony: why the third act of life should be musical

Music is a universal human habit, but it's particularly good for the elderly. From slowing cognitive decline to helping someone recover from a stroke, old age is a great time to pick up an instrument.
South Africa’s high unemployment rate is the result of a disconnect between growth in employment and growth in the labour force. Reuters/Nacho Doce

Why South Africa isn’t cashing in on its demographic dividend

To realise the benefit of the final phase of the demographic transition, South Africa needs to grow employment and improve the labour market prospects for its younger working-age population.

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