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Elderly


Skills gap looms for United Kingdom

Shannon Roberts | 19 November 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: elderly, skills shortage, United Kingdom


Hey! Old People! Stop being a burden on the rest of us!

Marcus Roberts | 19 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: elderly, euthanasia, Japan
The Japanese finance minister has decided that his party doesn't need the elderly vote.


“I don’t want to be a burden”

Paul Russell | 22 January 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: elderly, euthanasia, suicide
Why isn't elder suicide seen as a shameful failure of our care networks?


A taste for (a healthy, happy long) life: an Italian Family!

Vincenzina Santoro | 05 September 2012 | CAREFUL! |
tags: elderly, Italy


The elderly - a boon for the economy?

Marcus Roberts | 30 April 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: ageing population, economics, elderly, University College London
A new report suggests that the elderly are economically beneficial.


US Centenarians - Not as Common as Once Thought

Marcus Roberts | 08 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: centenarians, demography, elderly, Gompertz law
New research has overturned the assumption that mortality rates flatten out above the age of 80.


The gift of self giving

Katie Hinderer | 18 December 2011 | TIGER PRINT |
tags: christmas, elderly, service


Liberation or victimisation for over 60s?

Phillip Elias | 13 September 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: elderly, sexual revolution
Sex for the elderly is a tidy little earner for cosmetic surgeons and Big Pharma.


The age of ageing

Vincenzina Santoro | 28 February 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: ageing, demography, elderly
The proportion and sheer numbers of the elderly are unprecedented in the history of humanity.


Report on shameful care of UK elderly could inflame euthanasia debate

Michael Cook | 19 February 2011 | CAREFUL! |
tags: elderly, standards of care, UK


Sibling issues in caring for aged parents

Carolyn Moynihan | 15 February 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: care, elderly, siblings
A few years ago a friend gave me a self-published book by two of her cousins (sisters) to read. It was about the way they co-ordinated care of their ageing parents while living in different parts of the United States. Not surprisingly, as more people live to a ripe old age and as families are increasingly dispersed, the literature on this subject is increasing.


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