Kuʻikahi Mediation Center and West Hawaiʻi Mediation Center, in the US, in partnership with Hawai’i County Office of Aging, have partnered to launch a new program providing mediation and conflict resolution support services for kupuna (older person), caregivers and families on Hawaiʻi Island.
British Prime Minister Theresa May unveiled a surprise new policy that aims to transfer a greater share of the cost of caring for elderly people from taxpayers to those recipients who can afford to pay for their own care.
No one who has a relative or friend who has required a care or nursing home bed in recent times can be unaware of the problems now being set out so graphically (‘Overstretched, underfunded. Care of the elderly is in crisis’, Special Report).
Could healthy aging be in your genes? That's the question researchers from Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI) are trying to answer with their long-term ‘Wellderly’ study ― an analysis of the genome sequences of healthy elderly people in hopes of unlocking the genetic secrets behind lifelong health, cbsnews.com wrote.
The elderly may find that using a smart phone is difficult and incomprehensible, while the disabled may encounter problems because phone operation requires delicate motor functions. But one inventor saw no reason for it to be this way and has found a solution to the problem.
Almost half of elderly people don’t have an accurate sense of how much longer they’re likely to live, a problem that may lead some of them to make poorly informed medical decisions, a US study suggests.