The Royal Society of Medicine’s Telemedicine & eHealth Section held its annual conference at the end of November, on the topic of how technology can help people age well. As the organiser I was not able to be in every session, so the following are the highlights of what I was present for. Many people commented that the quality of presentations was extremely high; feedback was very good.
Baroness Masham of Ilton opened the conference describing loneliness as one of the challenges of ageing well.
Jon Rouse, Director General for Social Care, Local Government & Care Partnerships, Dept. of Health, continued the theme explaining that older people will increasingly want to continue earning money and play a full role in society: the antidote to loneliness. (more…)