In clinical trials, lecanemab slowed disease progression by 27% and reduced the amount of plaque found in the brains of those with Alzheimer’s disease.
Social isolation and loneliness in aging adults have been linked to numerous physical and mental health ailments. Teaching students how to listen deeply to older people can lessen those effects.
People living in sustainable dwellings may use less energy and water which leads to lower bills. But older people may suffer cognitive decline and struggle to use sustainable technology devices.
The deaths of huge numbers of the elderly in our care homes due to COVID-19 made clear the need to integrate our health and social care services. Here’s what needs to be done.
National policies could improve long-term care, but major party election platforms do not address the pressing needs of seniors in care, even after the catastrophic toll of COVID-19 in care homes.
The government proposes to fix social care and rescue the NHS in one go. The levy it proposes risks only scratching the surface
A series of studies shows people taking care of loved ones equate effort with love, making them feel guilty for using a product that reduces that effort.
Pat Armstrong, York University, Canada; Hugh Armstrong, Carleton University; Jacqueline Choiniere, York University, Canada; James Struthers, Trent University, and Ruth Lowndes, York University, Canada
Research on the catastrophic effects of COVID-19 in long-term care homes is shedding light on avenues for positive change.
A wider understanding of cultural values will be crucial to the successful implementation of contact-tracing technology across the world.
Even though the media exposed the negligence that led to so many elderly deaths, it continues to portray old people as faceless and voiceless, contributing to the insidious spread of ageism.
Have ‘Do Not Attempt CPR’ orders been misused under the pressures of the pandemic?
People who use home care and their carers may be even more vulnerable during a second wave.
The spotlight reveals that better funding and support are urgently needed.
From Facebook to WhatsApp, technology is important to keeping older generations from feeling lonely while social distancing during coronavirus
Chronic illness, difficulty eating on their own, and even loneliness are just some of the reasons why people over-65 are more likely to be malnourished.
Francis Townsend had a similar if less ambitious idea in the 1930s that never got through Congress but ended up making Social Security a lot more generous.
Technological solutions may help to relieve the burden of care for family, service providers and caregivers working with the elderly.
Alex Trebek raised an interesting question when he thanked well-wishers for supporting him in his fight against pancreatic cancer: Do prayers and good thoughts really have a medical effect?
Robots address challenges care systems face – and could even provide companionship to those who need it most.
The biggest system failure in aged care is staffing. We don’t need to wait until the royal commission is over to fix it – this can be done now.