Help the Aged believes that unless far-sighted action is taken now to ensure that people have the opportunities and resources to accumulate further skills and participate in learning as they grow older, and throughout old age, there is a danger that the current inequalities within our society will multiply under the pressure of an ageing population.
Monologue about an older man weighing up personalised care. Performed by Iain Anderson - Radio Scotland's late night presenter. The script was written by Charlotte Barker, John Scott and Una Munro. Cover art in the downloadable audio is by Karen Irvine.
This project investigates the impact of serious sight loss and dementia on the quality of life of older people with both conditions, and their family carers.
Annual review detailing the challenges faced by the social care sector over the past year, and highlights the issues and possible improvements to services.
Episode of Woman's Hour in which the UK Government Green Paper on reform of the social care system in England is discussed. The guests, Phil Hope, Minister of State for Care Services; Martin Knapp, Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics; and Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive of Carers UK and Christine Ransome-Wallis, who cared for her elderly mother for 12 years; discuss the shape the new system might take.
Episode of Woman's Hour which broadcast a selection of listeners' stories and suggestions received in response to a previous discussion on the UK Government's proposals to reform the social care system in England.
Care homes across Scotland need to significantly improve the care they offer to people living with dementia.
This report was produce by the Care Commission and the Mental Welfare Commission and highlights a range of concerns, most notably the excessive use of drugs used to control behaviour and the lack of regular medication reviews.
Examines the use of restraint in care homes and approaches to minimise its use.
The aim of this research project was to develop an understanding of the pain experiences of older people with a learning difficulty and dementia, and to explore the ways in which these are managed.
Document containing a series of essays which examine the challenges facing 'Maggie's children', those born between 1980 and 1995, and their prospects for the later stages of their lives in 50 years time. Topics discussed include pensions, health and social care and education and recommendations are made as to how these challenges can be met.