A vitamin D deficiency can have serious health effects, particularly poor muscle health, in older people. It’s natural that the elderly spend the majority of their time indoors, getting minimal exposure to natural sunlight. New findings from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing suggest vitamin D is important in determining the severity of COVID-19 infections. [...]
"Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. This reflects our successes in dealing with fatal childhood disease, maternal mortality and, more recently, mortality in older ages. When combined with marked falls in fertility rates, these increases in life expectancy are leading to equally significant [...]
"In 2019 ADI estimates that there are over 50 million people living with dementia globally, a figure set to increase to 152 million by 2050. Someone develops dementia every three seconds and the current annual cost of dementia is estimated at US $1trillion, a figure set to double by 2030." Download the full report here.
"The days of old-fashioned house calls may be over, but there is a growing trend toward providing some hospital care in the comfort of patients' homes. Now, a new study suggests it might end up being cheaper and, in some respects, better than traditional hospital care." Read the full article on Health24: Hospital-level care in [...]