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New drug could be a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity

New drug could be a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity

A new drug has been hailed as a ‘gamechanger’ for treating obesity after leading to a 20% reduction of total body weight in participants...
New discovery shows cannabis reduces blood pressure for older people

New discovery shows cannabis reduces blood pressure for older people

A new study has demonstrated that cannabis may reduce blood pressure in adults aged 60 and over. The study, carried out by researchers from Ben-Gurion...
dehydration in health and social care patients

Combating dehydration in health and social care patients

Aquarate Hydracare Technology smart IOT devices can prevent medical emergencies related to dehydration in health and social care patients
A prospective cohort study of the elderly population in Hong Kong

A prospective cohort study of the elderly population in Hong Kong

Professor Timothy Kwok of the Jockey Club Centre for osteoporosis care and control details the implications of treating a rapidly ageing population. Population ageing is...
Vitality at Work: Promoting better health in the workplace

Vitality at Work: Promoting better health in the workplace

The Vitality Programme helps employees better understand their health and lifestyle habits and provides the necessary tools to develop healthier habits, leading to better...
New Commission to explore role of technology in reformed social care

New Commission to explore role of technology in reformed social care

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and the TEC Services Association (TSA) are joining forces to launch a Commission that will...
Calls for families to see loved ones in care homes during COVID-19

Calls for families to see loved ones in care homes during COVID-19

A campaign has been launched to call for a lift on restrictions which prevent families from seeing their loved ones in care homes due...
Integrating technology to support the ageing population

Integrating technology to support the ageing population

Cush Health offers solutions to protect elderly patients while maintaining their independence within the community. The World Health Organization predicts the economic and societal burden...
Protective and preventive healthcare with DynaHEALTH

Protective and preventive healthcare with DynaHEALTH

Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin of DynaHEALTH-PREcisE highlights the importance of lifestyle factors and early years intervention for healthy ageing. Professor Marjo-Riitta Järvelin, MD, MSc, PhD, FFPH...
Health innovation for healthy ageing in Greater Manchester

Health innovation for healthy ageing in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester, along with Cheshire and Warrington, has been successful in its bid to promote the city region as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO)...
People with dementia and carers harmed by COVID-19 social cuts

People with dementia and carers harmed by COVID-19 social cuts

New research from the University of Liverpool has quantified the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the availability of social support, finding that the...
‘Silver tech’: the latest health innovations in Europe for overs 60s

‘Silver tech’: the latest health innovations in Europe for overs 60s

The UN International Day of Older Persons is marked each year on 1 October, and this year it is shining a light on the...
Community health, elderly care, and technology

Community health, elderly care, and technology

HEQ explores technology solutions for health and elderly care. According to figures produced by the World Health Organization (WHO), 20% of the world’s population will...
Qvadis: “We want to make sure that the device is accessible for everyone”

Qvadis: “We want to make sure that the device is accessible for everyone”

Qvadis CEO Arsenio Vilallonga speaks with HEQ about the benefits of the Qvadis One door entry phone app. Intercom-based door entry phones have barely evolved...
AI-assisted technology for preventing falls could reduce burden on NHS

AI-assisted technology for preventing falls could reduce burden on NHS

An AI-assisted remote monitoring and telehealth platform which predicts and prevents falls in the elderly could help reduce the burden on the NHS. According to...
Disabled and elderly assistive technology market to reach €33.3m by 2023

Disabled and elderly assistive technology market to reach €33.3m by 2023

A new market report has projected that the Disabled and Elderly Assistive Technologies Market will reach €33.3m by 2023. The report by Allied Market Research...
Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

Horizon Europe to boost health innovation for vulnerable populations

A budget €100bn is being proposed for Horizon Europe, with funds allocated for health support for vulnerable populations, such as the elderly, very young,...
Planning ahead: the global implications of growing ageing populations

Planning ahead: the global implications of growing ageing populations

People across the world are living longer thanks to better healthcare. Now, a new study is helping policymakers prepare for the challenges of global...
Barriers to healthy ageing and early interventions in the UK

Barriers to healthy ageing and early interventions in the UK

Baroness Jolly, Co-Chair of the UK’s All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ageing and Older People, explores the challenges facing an ageing population. Liberal Democrat peer Baroness...
The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on senior populations

The disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on senior populations

The World Health Organization has published a policy briefing analysing the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on senior populations. Senior populations have been disproportionately...

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