News

End of Life Care Strategy Second Annual Report August 2017 In July 2008 the Department of Health (England) published the End of Life Care Strategy - promoting high quality care for all adults at the end of life. The second annual report sets out the... Read More →
Inappropriate Prescribing - First, Do No Harm? July 2017 Inappropriate prescribing (IP) in older patients is highly prevalent and is associated with an increased risk of adverse drug events (ADEs), morbidity, mortality and healthcare utilisation.... Read More →
Guidance On Nominating A Consultee For Research Involving Adults Who Lack Capacity To Consent June 2017 Draft guidance has been published on how to identify an appropriate consultee for the purposes of section 32 of the Mental Capacity Act 2005. The guidance indicates how researchers should go about... Read More →
Guidelines for management of the hot swollen joint in adults June 2017 Hot swollen joint is a common condition and has a wide differential diagnosis. The most serious is septic arthritis, but other underlying diagnoses include crystal arthritis, reactive arthritis and... Read More →
Safe, compassionate care for frail older people using an integrated care pathway February 2017 This practical guide for commissioners summarises evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for older people and suggests it can be commissioned effectively using levers and... Read More →
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 →

Resources

What primary care needs to know about dementia May 2017 NHS England in cooperation with the Royal College of GPs and Hardwick CCG have published Dementia Revealed - What primary...
Shingles Q and A for healthcare professionals April 2017 Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain. It can cause permanent disability, and it occurs...
Connecting healthcare professionals with information that matters most March 2017 PracticeUpdate's mission is to connect healthcare professionals with news and information that matters most for patient...
NIHSeniorHealth adds information on heart failure March 2017 NIHSeniorHealth now offers information about the prevention, detection, and treatment of heart failure. Designed especially...
Helping people live well for longer February 2017 A recent document aims to help people understand how the national system as a whole is supporting local action to help...
Providing integrated care for older people with complex needs February 2017 A recent report synthesises evidence from seven case studies covering Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, New Zealand,...
Risk guidance for people with dementia February 2017 Nothing ventured, nothing gained provides guidance on best practice in assessing, managing and enabling risk for people...
Resource To Meet Growing Issues Of Dementia February 2017 The Eastern Australia Dementia Training and Study Centre (EADTSC) recently launched its ?Dementia Education Online?. The...
Healthy ageing in the 21st century January 2017 A report, from the University of Birmingham, explores how good ageing in a multi-cultural society is defined. It is looking...
Frail older people: Safe, compassionate care January 2017 A practical guidance document, from NHS England summarizes the evidence of the effects of an integrated pathway of care for...
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