Older People: Independence and Mental Wellbeing

Well, it is not often that this happens so I better bring this to everyone’s attention. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), have released a new guideline which covers interventions designed to maintain and improve the mental wellbeing and independence of people aged 65 or older and how to identify those most at risk of a decline. The guideline includes recommendations on:

  • principles of good practice
  • group-based activities
  • one-to-one activities
  • volunteering
  • identifying people most at risk of a decline

Very timely for those of you still working on assignments this week. You can view the guidance at https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng32


I suppose its that time of year and I might forget to post this in the new year, so just to say that Age UK’s winter health campaign has started. An easy way to get lots more information about it, is to visit their blog where there is a page called ‘Easy ways to keep warm this winter‘. See:


I’ll make one more post before Xmas. Remember I stop on Wednesday the 23rd. December.


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