Role of advocates within a medical context

Elderly and isolated people can be vulnerable when ill health adds to their existing problems. Patients may need extra support to express and secure their choices for treatment, especially where the patient’s choice may differ from the medical team. The advocate can help the patient formulate his or her expressed desires into a treatment plan … Continued

Loneliness in the older generation

  Older people can be particularly vulnerable to isolation and loneliness leading to anxiety, depression and lack of confidence, which in turn can cause serious health problems. We can all help the elderly find ways to overcome loneliness, even if they live alone and find it hard to get out. There are thousands of older … Continued