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The demographic time bomb is most marked in Japan

The demographic time bomb – whereby the elderly population assumes a greater and greater proportion of the total population – is no more marked than in Japan. Falling birth rates (as a result of abortion, contraception and delaying childbirth) and increasing longevity as a result […]

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The Liverpool Care Pathway – consensus statement from 22 organisations

Twenty two leading healthcare organisations last month published a statement about the Liverpool Care Pathway to counter adverse publicity in the mainstream press. I have written extensively on this controversial end of life treatment protocol before and won’t rerun the arguments here except to say […]

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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15 June

Older people are today being warned not to fall prey to bogus retail and investment schemes, after 78 rogue companies raking in more than £28 million from people were shut down in the last three years alone. The companies scammed almost 2,000 investors between them […]

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Elderly care and the NHS reforms

A report today says compassion and dignity are as vital as academic and professional qualifications in providing care for the elderly.  The point is, both are needed – without one we have care that does not always address the need to increase independence and safety, […]

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Elderly care: do we care?

A report by Age UK on Monday suggests that despite claims by Government that they are increasing funding for elderly care, the level of demand has outstripped funding as more and more people are living longer but with increasing levels of dependency. The report suggests […]