In conversation with Rukiye Pınar Boluktas

IN CONVERSATION WITH... RUKIYE PINAR BOLUKTAS What motivated you to go into the field of Geriatrics? I graduated from university in 1988. During our four-year nursing education, we only had 2 hours of lectures on elderly patient care. When we went to the hospitals for practice, I saw that there was no clinic for elderly patients. … Continue reading In conversation with Rukiye Pınar Boluktas

Our UK ICOPE project has launched

Our UK ICOPE project has launched (Left to right) Ian Philp, Founder of Age Care Technologies® and Evelyn Catto, Felixstowe INT Manager February was an exciting month for the Age Care Technologies® team as we officially launched the first UK demonstrator site for the Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) project. Reducing Health Inequalities and Levelling UpWith the aim of bridging … Continue reading Our UK ICOPE project has launched

A burden to society?

A burden to society? In a report analysing data obtained from assessments undertaken in Nova Scotia, Canada, using the ACTTMAssessment tool [1], researchers found that 44% of older people reported feeling they were a burden to their friends and family. Our traditional views of older people often evoke images and feelings of frailty, inactivity and … Continue reading A burden to society?

Dementia care: understanding the complexities, challenges and inequalities

Dementia care: understanding the complexities, challenges and inequalities As a part of its ‘Decade of Healthy Ageing’, the United Nations, along with the World Health Organization, has highlighted addressing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as one of the biggest challenges of public health planning for both developed and developing nations. The Challenge Early diagnosis is … Continue reading Dementia care: understanding the complexities, challenges and inequalities