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COVID-19 and the healthy ageing challenge

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October 07, 2020

COVID-19 and the healthy ageing challenge


Aspect Network

October 07, 2020

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  1. COVID-19 and the healthy ageing challenge The University of Sussex

    7 October | 11:00 – 12:00
  2. Sodi Kakouris

  3. Let’s Get On With It Together Partnership The LGOWIT partnership

    exists in Highland to promote and establish a culture of person-centred approach to well-being, through the promotion of Self Management. We believe that this will be achieved through the provision of Self Management education for people and organisations
  4. There are nearly 12 million people aged 65 and over

    living in the UK. Of which 40% are living with a Long Term Condition Source: Age UK – May 2019
  5. So what is a long term condition?

  6. In reality we have: • A growing ageing population •

    The threat of a second wave of Covid-19 • The NHS is under continued pressure
  7. How do we help? • We enable people to Self

    Manage • We help people understand LTCs • We improve people’s wellbeing • We improve people’s quality of life
  8. Through the LGOWIT bespoke online programme we can: • Help

    increase Long Term Condition awareness • Help you understand and manage your condition • Help reduce pressure on the NHS • Help you develop a happier/healthier life
  9. Th

  10. What’s covered? • Embracing change • Uncovering Self Management •

    Goal Setting • Staying Positive • Managing Symptoms • Living Well • Communicating Effectively • Coping with Loss • Maintaining Independence
  11. Why LGOWIT? • 10 years experience of delivering Self Management

    courses. • We help change peoples lives. • Our online programme is designed for all long term conditions.
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  13. Question Time:

  14. DETERMIND Dr Ben Hicks and Professor Sube Banerjee Research Fellow

    and Programme Leader, Brighton and Sussex Medical School Email: b.hicks@bsms.ac.uk DETERMinants of quality of life, care and costs, and consequences of INequalities in people with Dementia and their carers
  15. Overall aim To investigate inequalities and inequities in care and

    outcomes for people with dementia and their carers
  16. Partners • London School of Economics • Newcastle University •

    York University • Cambridge University • Kings College London • Sussex University
  17. WS1 - Recruitment and follow-up of DETERMIND cohort WS2 -

    Inequalities in use of dementia care WS3 - Relationship between use and costs of services and outcomes WS4 - Experience of self-funders of care WS5 - Understanding decision-making by people with dementia and carers WS6 - Effect of diagnostic stage and services on outcomes WS7 - Programme management and Theory of Change-guided research development and coordination WS7 - Theory of Change-guided generation of conclusions and promotion of impact
  18. Project progress • Approximately 250 people with dementia recruited •

    Challenges of engaging with the project at such an early stage • Fear of research • Anxiety of admitting diagnosis/denial • Recruitment finishes???? • Plans to extend the work with additional funding • Additional cohort studies • DETERMIND-C19 study underway with funding from the UKRI • 3 systematic literature reviews are in the final write-up stage prior to submission
  19. Thank you! Email: B.hicks@bsms.ac.uk Website: www.DETERMIND.org.uk @DETERMINDstudy 01273 877843 determind@bsms.ac.uk

  20. Ageing, COVID-19 + Immunonutrition. Dr Emma Derbyshire – PhD Registered

    Public Health Nutritionist
  21. Presentation Outline:  Mixed messages.  Mortality rates and senescence

    of the immune system, linked to ageing.  Vitamin D, C and Zinc in relation to respiratory infections and viruses.
  22. Mortality Rates:

  23. Mortality Rates: 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 4

    4 19 19 31 62 86 103 199 316 457 593 693 <1 1-4 5-9 10-14 15-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60-64 65-69 70-74 75-79 80-84 85-89 90+ https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/datasets /weeklyprovisionalfiguresondeathsregisteredinenglandandwales UK Data from week 22nd May 2020. Number of registered deaths that week. Age (Years)
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  25. Key feature of senescence… Calder P (2020) Nutrition, Immunity, COVID

    19. BMJ Preventative Nutrition & Health
  26. Unlike the microbiome evidence related to immunonutriton dates back…

  27. There is also meta-analytical evidence for vit D… NOW LEADING

  28. Helpful or simply adding to the confusion?

  29. The ‘ideal’ guidelines to support optimal immune function. Calder P

    et al. (2020) Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System is an Important Factor to Protect Against Viral Infections. Nutrients Journal.
  30. Main Conclusions:  From an immunological & respiratory stance ageing

    populations are ‘at risk’ from the harmful ramifications of such infections.  Amongst those with established respiratory conditions or pneumonia, specific nutrients, such as vitamin C, D or zinc could be considered as potential adjunctives to conventional treatment pathways.  Public health strategies involving immunonutrition could be an alternative way to promote prehabilitation and reduce healthcare burdens, particularly in elders.
  31. Any Questions?

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