The Elder Magazine
Improving dementia support in Black communities
Improving dementia support in Black communities Interview with Feyi Raimi-Abraham, from The Black Dementia Company After discovering a lack of dementia resources for people of African or Caribbean heritage, Feyi Raimi-Abraham started The Black Dementia Company in 2020. Feyi is now leading the way with specialist reminiscence products, and driving important conversations within health and […]
Reversing the de-conditioning pandemic, interview with Nancy Farmer of ElWell
Reversing the de-conditioning pandemic and helping older adults to get moving, interview with Nancy Farmer of ElWell With research from Age UK revealing that 1 in 5 elderly people felt less steady on their feet after the first UK lockdown, we spoke with Nancy about the after-effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on older adults’ mobility. […]
Interview with Adam Hillier, Head of Care Service Operations, Health & Care, Legal & General Retail Retirement
We spoke to Adam Hillier, Head of Care Service Operations, at Legal & General Retail Retirement on being more proactive about financial planning for later life and care needs.
Interview with Self Directed Futures founder Chris Watson, on the personalisation of care
Chris Watson has over 21 years of experience working across the public and voluntary sector, in the fields of health, social care, and community development. He founded Self Directed Futures in 2018, and today, works with Local Authorities to open up choice and creativity within the care space, empowering people to have more control over how care is delivered.
Can leisure activities protect you from dementia? Interview with Pamela Almeida-Meza
In the UK, one in 14 people over the age of 65 are living with dementia, and this number is rising. While there’s no cure yet, researchers are investigating ways we can prevent, or at least reduce, the likelihood of developing dementia and dementia causing diseases.
Does eating bacon really increase dementia risk? Interview with Huifeng Zhang and Janet Cade
The global incidence of dementia is rising, and exploring new ways of preventing the disease has become a scientific priority. Lifestyle and dietary factors regularly come under the microscope, but concrete evidence on what we should or shouldn’t be doing to lower our risk is often difficult to pinpoint.
Interview: Lee Moran on Home First – success, progress and shaping future services
The Elder Interview Lee Moran on Home First – success, progress and shaping future services In our last interview with Sarah Mitchell, we spoke about ‘Home First’, where it came from and how it became instrumental in managing capacity during the pandemic when it was written into law last year. The article prompted a few […]
Understanding ‘Home First’ – Featuring an interview with Sarah Mitchell
The Elder Interview Understanding ‘Home First’ – Featuring an interview with Sarah Mitchell As we enter a further national lockdown, in the face of a second COVID-19 wave, it’s important to pause and reflect on the lessons of this past year – one of which has to be from the tragic spread of the virus […]
Interview: IPPR on the future of care after COVID-19
The Elder Interview A new social contract for carers after COVID-19: An interview with the IPPR Chris Thomas is a Senior Research Fellow at the progressive think tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research. His work there focuses on a variety of issues surrounding health and social care and he recently co-authored a report, Care […]
Interview: Dr Liz Forbat and Lorraine-Davies Smith
Getting the support and assistance of a professional family therapist can be an extremely effective way of bringing the family together to talk and listen to each other’s thoughts and feelings. We speak with two key members of the Association of Family Therapy, Dr Liz Forbat and Lorraine-Davies Smith.