Major issues facing Derry’s older people
I read this concerning article in this weeks Derry Journal. Below is a few short paragraphs of the article.
A major new health survey involving almost 700 older people in Derry’s Triax area has found that almost 60% suffer from low mood and anxiety related conditions. The figure is more than twice the average for the north, when compared with the Health Survey NI for 2012-13 for those aged 55 and over.
The new Derry survey of people aged from 59 through to 90s also found that 51% are suffering from arthritis, with almost as many diagnosed as having high blood pressure, and over a quarter having heart problems.