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Mediclinic Middle East becomes UAE’s first private healthcare company to launch ‘Healthy Aging’ program for people aged 50+ – News

The program is designed to identify any age-related health problems, particularly cognitive dysfunction, in their early stages, and provide coordinated care in a variety of treatment settings.



Published: Tuesday, October 3, 2023, 8:14 am

In recognition of the International Day of Older Persons on October 1, Middle East Medical Clinic has announced the launch of its ‘Healthy Aging’ programme, the first of its kind in the UAE’s private healthcare sector.

The initiative is part of Mediclinic’s aim to improve services for the over-50 patient population in the United Arab Emirates, where, according to The Lancet, dementia-related illness It is projected to increase by 1,700 percent by 2050 and is designed to support the World Health Organization’s healthy aging agenda. The programme, which is currently preparing for international accreditation and will focus on providing clear and coordinated pathways for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of age-related diseases, will initially launch in Dubai, where dedicated services will be offered to adults older age from a A specialized geriatric consultant is now available at Mediclinic City Hospital.

The first phase of the program is the introduction of a new “Healthy Aging” screening package that is available to all customers over the age of 50 on a self-pay basis and focuses on early diagnosis of age-related diseasesparticularly cognitive impairment conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

The unique offering of this package is brain health screening using a tool called CognICA by Cognetivity, a digital health solution that integrates the latest research in brain science with artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide a holistic brain health score. brain in five minutes. This assessment helps identify people with cognitive impairment or who are at risk for neurodegenerative diseases. Early intervention is crucial when it comes to cognitive decline, general health and well-being, and by leveraging artificial intelligence to improve early intervention methods, the rate of dementia development can be slowed and overall health outcomes improved.

Dr Pietie Loubser, Medical Director at Mediclinic Middle East, said: “At Mediclinic, we understand the importance of active, healthy ageing, as well as early detection of diseases that can occur as we age. Our new ‘evidence-based’Healthy aging‘The screening package specifically for the over 50 population will play a vital role in maintaining good physical, mental and cognitive health in our clients as they age, as well as enabling early diagnosis of health problems which will allow Our consultants recommend treatments and lifestyle changes. to prevent or slow the progression of age-related diseases. By promoting active aging, our goal is to empower our patients to take control of their health and well-being, including their brain health. Doing so can lead to a better quality of life, greater mental agility and a lower risk of developing age-related disorders, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s, cardiovascular problems or any other chronic disease.”

Dr David Curran, geriatric consultant at Mediclinic City Hospital, said: “This is an innovative initiative, and the integration of CognICA will allow GPs, geriatricians and neurologists to carry out cognitive screening in people aged 50 and over. They will be able to “Identifying cognitive impairments early aligns with Mediclinic’s dedication to preventive care, promoting optimal patient well-being and quality of life.”

The Healthy Aging Screening Package is available at Mediclinic City Hospital, Mediclinic Parkview Hospital and Mediclinic Dubai Mall.

For more information visit www.mediclinic.ae or call 800 2033 to schedule an appointment.



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