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Dr Miriam Stoppard: Technology is fostering independence in old age

I feel very strongly that an older person, despite some ill health and disability, has the right to have their independence respected. In our ­increasingly high-tech world, technology can further that aim. And the UK is committed to helping people live independently for longer and ­encourages innovation to bring it about. It turns out we… Read More »

Dr Miriam Stoppard: Ketamine being used as depression drug that produces results within hours

Antidepressants can take a depressingly long time to kick in – a minimum of two weeks but often more like three to four. That waiting time can be ­disabling for patients, but what if an antidepressant could work in a day? Sounds far-fetched? It isn’t. Remember ketamine, that rather unpredictable street drug of the 90s?… 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 »