Tag Archives: Elderly

Symposium brings spheres together to lend insights to action for elderly

The inevitable infirmities of aging may not be so certain after all, experts gathered at Harvard Business School (HBS) say, and though few products on the market today can help turn back the hands of time, that may change soon. “I think there is a lot of wishful thinking in the field of aging, where it’s… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Tots and elderly are great for each other

Putting nursery-age children ­together with elderly people in care homes began a few years ago. And, slowly, health trusts and care workers are realising the huge benefits of doing so – particularly within social care for the elderly. Now the Health Secretary Matt ­Hancock has said nurseries should be opened next to NHS services for… Read More »

Elderly And Drugged: Far More Psych Meds Prescribed To Old Than Young

Elderly And Drugged: Far More Psych Meds Prescribed To Old Than Young “Probably the clearest concerns would be in the anxiolytic [drug] group,” in particular, anti-anxiety medications, like Ativan and Xanax, Maust says. Evidence suggests that these medications increase the risk of falls in older adults, which can cause a … Read more on WBUR… Read More »