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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.
Interview: Rachael Maskell MP, APPG Ageing and Older People
Rachael Maskell MP is Chair of the APPG on Ageing and Older People. We talked about the work of the group, how she helps constituents with issues around care funding, and the future of social care.
Elder Attitudes Survey: How COVID-19 is impacting the life and outlook of the elderly
Elder Attitudes Survey Elder Attitudes Survey: How COVID-19 is impacting the life and outlook of the elderly The latest Elder Attitudes survey has explored how the elderly are coping in the ‘new normal’. The research, conducted in June 2020, explores the way in which COVID-19 is impacting lives and reshaping attitudes among the elderly – […]