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Thursday, 04 June 2015 11:34

Working with Older People

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Working with and caring for older people, especially the oldest old, usually people over 85, brings great rewards but also a number of challenges, many of them health related. As life expectancy lengthens, many older people are generally well and able to care for themselves with just a little help. However the risk of living with one or more life limiting long-term conditions, such as dementia or arthritis, increases with age. For some people, the physical reserves which can help respond to shocks or crises are lower, meaning a relatively minor event can have a huge impact on health and wellbeing.

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