Published: 18th Sep 2019

The elderly should consider moving into assisted or residential care before health problems force them to, according to academics. The study, called ‘When Frail Older People Relocate in Very Old Age, Who Makes the Decision?’ was published earlier this month in Innovation in Aging and includes research from the University of East Anglia and the University of Cambridge. The research team say that thinking about moving earlier would help older people have more involvement in decision-making and could lead to better outcomes for all involved as their research suggests that older people are rarely involved in decisions about moving due to the urgency of their health crisis or cognitive decline. Researchers studied interviews with a rare cohort of participants who were all aged over 95, most with some level of cognitive impairment, and their families. They were the 42 surviving participants of the Cambridge City over-75s Cohort Study – a … (To read the full article, subscribe below)