Wither research into the needs of older people [sic] ???

First off, an anecdote inspired by the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP's, announcement to mark the 65th anniversary of the NHS, that all older people will have a named clinician responsible for their care. This is absolutely good news.  But it's the view down the narrow end of the telescope.  I wonder how things might … Continue reading Wither research into the needs of older people [sic] ???

Care of the elderly: Where did we all go wrong?

Care of the elderly has always been an issue close to my heart. As a schoolboy I would spend one afternoon each week visiting a frail and vulnerable woman in her eighties who lived on a nearby estate. I would help her around the house and with her garden. She was prone to falls. The … Continue reading Care of the elderly: Where did we all go wrong?

Age research, ART, and AMRC science communication awards

I rather liked this piece from today's Press and Journal in Scotland about how the results of an IQ test taken by Aberdeen residents 60 years ago is helping medical research today. It also gives me the opportunity to plug the forthcoming UK Age Research Forum (UKARF) conference taking place in London on 29th September … Continue reading Age research, ART, and AMRC science communication awards