This blog post was contributed by Libby Archer, Research manager at Age UK.
UK Vision Strategy organises the leading annual national conference for the eye health and sight loss sectors. The 2016 event, held on 16 June in London, pushed boundaries for implementing the UK Vision Strategy. Success will depend on engagement by multiple stakeholders across the wider health and social care sectors as well as the sight loss sector. Collaboration was the theme of the day. Continue reading
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This blog was contributed by the Malnutrition Task Force for Carers Week.
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In this guest blog post, Ash Soni, President of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, writes about how pharmacists are making sure that older people are taking the right medicines in the right way.
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Tagged Age UK, Care, doctors, GPs, Health & wellbeing, healthcare, medicines, older people, pharmacists, pharmacy, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
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This guest blog was contributed by Abigail Ryan, Learning and Programmes Manager at the Big Lottery Fund. The Big Lottery Fund awards grants to UK organisations to help improve their communities.
Ways of helping people to live well with dementia have been on our minds at the Big Lottery Fund recently, particularly in the wake of this year’s Dementia Awareness Week. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this has been an emerging theme on our UK Accelerating Ideas programme, which aims to get great ideas and practice for our ageing society more widely shared and adopted across the UK. Continue reading
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