Tag: International Longevity Centre

Mismanagement of dementia costing health and social care system up to £1 billion a year

Mismanagement of dementia costing health and social care system up to £1 billion a year

A new report by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) demonstrates that a failure to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression, diabetes and urinary tract infections in people with dementia could be costing the UK’s health and social care system up to nearly £1 billion per year. The report, ‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring parity of […]

19th April 2016 | By | Reply More
As demand for social care outstrips supply the future looks bleak for older people needing care

As demand for social care outstrips supply the future looks bleak for older people needing care

A new report published by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) Centre for Later Life Funding and supported by Age UK, analyses the social care funding measures outlined in the Spending Review which reveal a bleak future for older people needing care. The analysis shows: UK heading towards the bottom of OECD league table […]

14th December 2015 | By | Reply More
How much would the state save if we change our lifestyle and reduce the likelihood of dementia?

How much would the state save if we change our lifestyle and reduce the likelihood of dementia?

A Provocation launched today explores potential savings to the state if we were able to intervene successfully on the risk factors that cause dementia- these include physical activity, smoking, obesity and depression. The International Longevity Centre–UK (1) – the leading think tank on ageing and longevity –  with Improving Care have modelled the impact of […]

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