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Ageways 67: Older citizens monitoring

The most recent issue from HelpAge International. Also available free on-line at

http://www.helpage.org/Resources/Regularpublications/Ageways

Poor older people have as much right to a decent standard of living as anyone else. But they are often denied this right, because appropriate policies do not exist or are not being properly implemented.

…older people themselves can demand better services…. learn about their rights, monitor service delivery and press for improvements….

The biggest lesson learnt was that older people could raise their voices and find they were listened to.


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Supporting older carers

New publications about older people caring for grandchildren.

  • Building blocks: Africa-wide briefing notes – supporting older carers
  • Forgotten families: Older people as carers of orphans and vulnerable children
  • These briefing notes are based on discussions at a HelpAge International and International HIV/AIDS Alliance workshop in Kenya on the situation of older carers of orphans and vulnerable children. They explain why programmes designed to support orphans and vulnerable children need to pay more attention to the needs of the older people who care for them.

    http://www.helpage.org/Researchandpolicy/HIVAIDS/Resources

    The Crippen Diaries

    This is a sub-set of the NHS Blog Doctor posts. His web log is not about gerontology or geriatric medicine. Instead, he offers an interesting and useful perspective on ageing from that of a practicing medico in the British National Health Service. I read all his stuff.

    NHS BLOG DOCTOR is written by Dr Crippen who is a British doctor practising within the NHS. All comments, suggestions, and criticisms are welcome either at the end of each post, or by direct e-mail.

    The articles in NHS BLOG DOCTOR are often of a light hearted nature and must not be used as a basis for medical treatment. Dr Crippen gets a large number of e-mails from the UK and abroad. He is always interested to hear of healthcare experiences, and grateful for any stories, information or even “tip-offs” that you may wish to contribute. Please keep them coming.

    NHS BLOG DOCTOR complies with USA HIPAA patient confidentiality standards

    The views expressed in NHS BLOG DOCTOR are those of the author and no one else. They most certainly do not represent NHS policy.

    Dr Crippen is not able to give personal advice and anyone with medical problems must consult their own doctor.

    http://nhsblogdoc.blogspot.com/


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