It is no secret that Britain’s care home industry is on a knife-edge.
This is the third hospitalisation and the last stop on the train for medical intervention and hope of halting or treating my dad’s condition: tertiary care.
Loneliness in the elderly has been associated with cognitive decline, longer hospital stays and lower resistance to infections.
As a cognitive psychologist I have always been interested in how the mind and intellectual abilities develop.
Researchers will investigate if an app that uses voice conversations can encourage physical activity in older adults.
Science and technology fundamentally exist to improve human lives and living conditions. They benefit not only younger generations but also the elderly.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, highly organised and motivated qualitative researcher to join the Academic Unit of Elderly Care and Rehabilitation in the role of Research Fellow.
- Health & Medicine
Moving into an assisted living facility (ALF) is often the right choice when you realise you need some help with your daily routines.
To mark Dementia Action Week, local people living with dementia have gathered at Bradford City Football Club.
- Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
According to Alzheimer’s Research UK, there are over 835, 000 people affected by dementia in the UK today, and this statistic is expected to rise to over 850, 000 in the upcoming years.
Evidence has told us that those who become carers are at risk of psychological burden as they struggle to accept changes in their relationships.
Studies in the past decade indicate that as many as 40% of adults over 65 years of age report being lonely at least sometimes.
Slowly our elders succumb to this ageist Western society where youth is the only currency worth investing in.