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Help at Home: themed review of NIHR research into assistive technology for older people

  Created on Monday, 14 Jan 2019. Posted in Ageing

More people are living longer with complex conditions and needs. Technology can help people to stay living well and safely at home as they get older. But technology is changing rapidly and it can be challenging to get the right technology for the right person with the right support. There has been considerable investment recently in developing and evaluating assistive technologies for older people. But this is a relatively new field and there are important gaps in what we know.

Help at Home brings together recent NIHR and other government-funded research with focus on the use of technology in the home and designing better environments. In this review the focus is on research around the use of technology in the home, remote monitoring systems and designing better environments for older people.

Guidance for researchers and research partners for involving older care-home residents in research as advisers or collaborators

  Created on Wednesday, 04 May 2016. Posted in Ageing | Toolkit/Database

This guidance for involving older care-home residents in research was created during the Residents research-Active in Care Homes (RReACH) study funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care East of England (CLAHRC EoE) and based at the University of East Anglia (PI Dr. Anne Killett).


Age UK annual publication of disease profiles in later life

  Created on Monday, 19 Oct 2015. Posted in Literature | Ageing

The Age UK almanac of disease profiles in later life: A reference on the frequency of major diseases, conditions and syndromes affecting older people in in England.

The report is based on a series of studies carried out by the University of Exeter Medical School Ageing Research Group that reveal the current landscape of age-related disease prevalence and prescribing for people aged 60 to 100+, using data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink, Hospital Episode Statistics and other sources.