Understanding the Oldest Old

What was formerly a small group of exceptional individuals aged approximately 85+ is rapidly becoming a whole new generation, and the fastest growing one at that.  Age UK is  concerned that those of us who make the key decisions concerning their welfare need help to get up to date with their nature and needs.

Much has been made in the media about fears of the negative effects this oncoming ‘tidal wave’ may have on our health and social care systems. People 85+ make up the majority of those in residential care, and are key users of health services. Continue reading