Elderly care "reduced to a production line of tasks" as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope

Elderly care 'reduced to a production line of tasks' as hard-pressed carers struggle to cope Many left suffering in loneliness as care workers spend as little as 15 minutes in someone's homeReport says carers received little training before performing difficult tasksOne care worker said: 'It's only a matter of time' before an accident happens | UPDATED: 22:04 GMT, 5 October 2012 Councils are treating vulnerable pensioners as a mere ‘production line’ of tasks to be completed by hard-pressed carers, according to a report which lifts the lid on the horrendous state of home care for the elderly.

Loneliness "can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle"

Loneliness 'can shorten your life and make every day activities a struggle' Isolated participants were twice as likely to experience to struggle with daily activities | UPDATED: 20:09 GMT, 18 June 2012 Loneliness: Found to be a good indicator of illness and death Loneliness can shorten your life, a new study has shown.

Those who live to 100 "avoid diseases like cancer and are healthier than pensioners years younger"

Those who live to 100 “avoid diseases and are healthier than pensioners years younger” But centenarians are more likely to be afflicted by degenerative conditions and suffer loneliness Those lucky enough to reach the impressive milestone are often confronted with the same question: Just what is their secret to a long and healthy life However, there could be more to it than a bit of luck, a lot of hard work and the love of a good man or woman to see you through to the ripe old age of 100. A study of centenarians has shown that many of those who make it to 100 are part of a lucky few who manage to avoid developing common diseases such as cancer