Read original – Dementia prevention, intervention, and care – The Lancet

Register and read the original full text on dementia prevention, intervention and care published  by The Lancet. It recommends that acting now on dementia prevention, intervention, and care will vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families, and in doing so, will transform the future for society.

Source: Dementia prevention, intervention, and care – The Lancet

Whilst this is a research article, it is highly readable with good summaries and graphics. Try reading the original rather than a sanitized version of the findings in the mainstream media.

The commission of experts have detailed evidence-based approaches to dementia and its symptoms. They recommend that services should be available, scalable, and give value. However, they caution that professionals and services need to use what works, not use what is ineffective, and be aware of the difference.

Optimistically, the conclusion is that there is good potential for prevention and, once someone develops dementia, for care to be high-quality, accessible, and give value to an underserved, growing population. It’s argued that effective dementia prevention, intervention, and care could transform the future for society and vastly improve living and dying for individuals with dementia and their families. They maintain that by acting now on what we already know can make this difference happen.

The article provides ten core thematic messages on dementia:

  1. The number of people with dementia is increasing globally
  2. Be ambitious about prevention
  3. Treat cognitive symptoms
  4. Individualise dementia care
  5. Care for family carers
  6. Plan for the future
  7. Protect people with dementia
  8. Manage neuropsychiatric symptoms
  9. Consider end of life
  10. Technology

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Opinion – Israeli robotics company receives funding from Toyota Research Institute – Business & Innovation – Jerusalem Post

Here’s a fascinating story reported in the Jerusalem Post. It reports that Intuition Robotics, known for developing the Elli•Q aging companion, announced on Tuesday that the company received a $14 million investment in a Series-A financing round – this included Toyota Research Institute.

Source: Israeli robotics company receives funding from Toyota Research Institute – Business & Innovation – Jerusalem Post

Here’s another example of the success of Israel’s high technology industry. Many of the legendary success stories of Israeli innovators received their early training in the Israeli military.

With the rapidly aging population in many Western countries and social care costs blighted by austerity, like in the UK, increased deployment of robotics seems like a gift from heaven.

But today’s US media speculates that Jeremy Corbyn will turn to Russia if he becomes UK prime minister in the Autumn. Also there’s the issue of the shadowy Far Left supporters of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party being passionately pro-Palastinian and anti-Israel, with regular stories of antisemitism in Corbyn’s Labour Party.

It’s a shame, with the UK economy’s massive economic contraction after a hard-Brexit, help in managing the emerging crisis of the UK’s aging population will be desperately needed.

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