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Tuesday 17th September 2019

Elderly Articles


Record number of flu hospitalisations

16th February 2015

US health officials report over 65s being hit the hardest by flu.

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Emergency care demand for elderly to rise

19th December 2014

Study suggests emergency care for elderly is likely to keep rising during the next five years.

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Inquiry launched into hospital deaths

10th December 2014

Inquiry launched into deaths of dozens of elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital in Hampshire between 1988 and 2000.

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Elderly should drink more fluid

4th December 2014

Research says one in five older people in care homes don't drink enough fluid.

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Lonely elderly flood helpline with calls

25th November 2014

Silver Line helpline has been flooded with calls about loneliness in its first year.

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Use surplus NHS land to house elderly

3rd September 2014

A former care minister says surplus NHS land should be used for dedicated housing.

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Elderly better protected with high-dose flu jab

15th August 2014

A new study finds the high-dose flu vaccine better protects seniors than the standard dose.

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Dementia risk linked to low vitamin D

8th August 2014

Research suggests elderly with low vitamin D run double the risk of developing dementia.

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Joint health and care budget needed for frail

9th July 2014

The NHS England chief executive has said council-run and social-care budgets should be combined.

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Older HIV patients need better care

16th June 2014

A quarter of the 100,000 people with HIV in the UK are over the age of 50 and need better care, according to experts.

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