Older People

Manchester researchers develop computer games to prevent falls in the elderly

Manchester researchers develop computer games to prevent falls in older people

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Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and The University of Manchester

Older brains benefit from all types of exercise

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Medical News Today
Home Care Technologies: Best apps for older people

Best apps for older people

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Home Care Technologies
Britain needs a help-to-buy housing scheme for older people too
Improvement to flu vaccination could keep older people healthy during winter months
Ultra athletes aged 60+

The ‘ultra-athletes’ aged 60+

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BBC News
CARDI Involvement

Focus On...Influenza

11th November 2014, CARDI

Influenza is the leading cause of death from infectious disease among older people. This is largely due to declining immune competence with age and the prevalence of chronic conditions among older adults. Influenza is also a significant cause of death and hospitalisation in residential care settings (Health Service Executive / Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2014). In the 2013/14, 34 people in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) (Health Protection Surveillance Centre, 2014) and 15 in Northern Ireland (NI) (Public Health Agency, 2014) died as a direct result of influenza.