We wanted to find out how the generation of people currently aged 55 to 65 can protect their mental health and wellbeing as they get older.
For people with dementia (and everyone else) there needs to be such a thing as society19 April 2013,
Nearly 2/3 of people with dementia who live on their own experience feelings of loneliness, according to a report by the Alzheimer’s Society. We need to do more to reduce the social isolation of people with dementia.
Depression, dementia and placebos â not such a bitter pill11 March 2013,
Maybe placebos are a form of anti-depressant but psychological factors in the interaction is more important than what’s in the pill.
Do it for quality of life and well-being!17 December 2012,
The 2012 Dementia Congress showed that there continues to be room for an amazing range of different interventions and support for people with dementia, from care pathways and life story work through to circle dancing and bird watching.
Dementia, cognitive ageing and decline â am I bovvered?15 September 2012,
According to research from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing at Edinburgh University there is very little evidence to show that cognitive deterioration in later life is associated with a decrease in life satisfaction or well being.
The government must take the issue of suicide in older men seriously23 July 2012,
It's important it is to have a proper debate on mental health within men, to find out exactly what is happening on a societal level.
Mental health and later life26 March 2012,
Whilst it’s clearly good news that a study has shown mental wellbeing to improve with age, strong evidence suggests that for around a quarter of people over the age of 65, their mental health not only declines but gets significantly worse.
Becoming a carer1 September 2011
Advice, tips and practical and emotional support for those looking after someone with dementia.
Supporting older families of people with learning disabilities briefing1 March 2005
This is a briefing on the Foundation's Older Family Carers Initiative. The three-year initiative has come up with a clear set of policy messages to help health and social care providers to meet the needs of older family carers and their relative with a learning disability.
Supporting older families: making a real difference1 March 2005
This pack highlights good practice both in planning for the future and in considering the big and small things that can make a difference for families in the present.