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Structured Physical Activity in Older Persons January 2017 Individuals aged 70 to 89 years who could walk 400 meters despite functional limitations were randomized to participate in a long-term, structured physical activity program or receive a health... Read More →
American Foundation for the Blind December 2016 The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), The Senior Site, designed to help older Americans with age-related eye problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts live independently and... Read More →
Longer lives November 2016 Longer Lives, a website showing the variation in early death rates has been launched by Public Health England (PHE).

It has been specifically designed to provide local authorities and the NHS... Read More →
Alzheimer’s Society publishes Data On Dementia Diagnosis Rates October 2016 The Alzheimer’s Society has released new data on the rates of dementia diagnosis in the UK. It shows wide variation between areas with, for example, 31.6% of people with dementia being diagnosed in... Read More →
Epilepsy in later life August 2016 One third of older people with epilepsy have experienced stigma because of their condition, according to new research by the charity Epilepsy Action.

Older people are now, the charity claims,... Read More →

The eSMAF: a software for the assessment and follow-up of functional autonomy in geriatrics July 2016 Functional status or disability forms the core of most assessment instruments used to identify mix and level of resources and services needed by older adults who possess common characteristics. The... Read More →
Observational Cohort Study of Pain among Nursing Home Patients July 2016 Pain is highly prevalent in nursing homes (NH) in several countries. Data about pain in Dutch NH's, where medical care is delivered by specifically trained NH-doctors, are not available. The aim of... Read More →
Depression and Anxiety, an Indicated Prevention (DIP) Protocol in homes for the elderly July 2016 Depressive and anxiety disorders are a very common, serious and under detected problem in homes for the elderly. Elderly persons in residential homes are at high risk for developing major depressive... Read More →
Center to Advance Palliative Care launches new website July 2016 The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) has launched a new website for US patients and families. The site is designed to provide patients, family caregivers, doctors and policymakers with... Read More →
End of life care strategy: First annual report resource June 2016 In July 2008 the Department of Health published the End of life care strategy - promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life. This report sets out progress over the first... Read More →

Resources

Adult immunisation in the UK December 2016 A new report examines the UK adult immunisation policy framework in light of new European research conducted by SAATI...
National Hip Fracture Database November 2016 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Shingles Q&A for healthcare professionals November 2016 The aim of the universal vaccination programme is to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease in older...
Challenges to finding treatments for dementia September 2016 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Insight into effects of dementia August 2016 Medical professionals are able to detect subtle changes in the quality of life of people with mild dementia, thanks to a...
Specifically for older adults July 2016 A website tailored to the needs of older people is now available to the public. This site is easy to navigate, features...
Website Brings Early Screening for Alzheimer's Disease June 2016 Developed by Dr John H. Dougherty, a leading neurologist, founder of Medinteract, LLC and Medical Director of the Cole...
Online Resource on Assistive Technology for Persons with Dementia June 2016 AT Dementia is an online information resource on assistive technology for people with dementia and their caregivers. ...
High blood pressure information added to NIHSeniorHealth June 2016 High blood pressure often is called ?the silent killer? because many people don?t know they have it. Even though it doesn?t...
A Guide For Persons With Memory Problems And Their Caregivers April 2016 ?Partnering With Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons With Memory Problems and Their Caregivers? is a guide that provides...
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