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Care Home Visits During a Pandemic: Can Rapid Testing Help?

Starting today, the Government is trialing a new scheme to introduce rapid Covid-19 testing so that care home residents can safely receive visitors.

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Tech Review: NeuroNation - Brain Training & Brain Games

As we age, we tend to notice and lament the decline of physical fitness more than any other aspect of ageing.

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The Challenge of Dementia

By 2025, one million people in the U.K. will have dementia. In our upcoming series, we discuss some innovative solutions for tackling this growing health and societal challenge.

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Tech Review: Facebook Portal

In April, the government announced they would be working with tech companies to combat social isolation. One of their partners is Facebook, with its ‘Portal’ device being piloted as a communications tool for patients in hospitals, care homes and a variety of other care settings.

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The CQC: An Important (but Anonymous) Organisation

So far in our blog, we have dealt with a variety of health and social care related topics that hopefully have been both relevant and informative.

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Covid-19: Understanding Vulnerability

It is often said that a society can be judged by how it treats its most vulnerable. When times are hard, those who have the least power to protect themselves are those we should be helping the most.

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Tech Review: Medisafe

In the U.K., between one third and one half of all medicines prescribed for long-term conditions are not taken correctly. In addition to its serious health consequences, this is estimated to cost the NHS over £500 million per year.

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Robots: Can They Learn How to Care?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the new norm. Whether it be self-driving cars, autonomous chatbots, or the silent algorithms that determine how we see information online, AI is changing the way we interact with the world.

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Covid-19: Why We Can’t Ignore Social Isolation

Social isolation can have significant effects on both mental health and the risk of other illnesses including coronary heart disease, stroke, diabetes- and premature death.