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the other side - Instructions for living a life

the other side - Instructions for living a life | Age Concern | Scoop.it

“Instructions for living a life.
Pay attention.
Be astonished.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver

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Older People Often Overtreated for Diabetes, Study Suggests

Older People Often Overtreated for Diabetes, Study Suggests | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Calculating how much medication an older patient should get and on what schedule is often complicated by erratic meals, vision loss, depression and dementia.
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Keeping or increasing function in frail older people after a hospital admission  

Keeping or increasing function in frail older people after a hospital admission    | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Hugh Senior is an epidemiologist at the University of Queensland, Australia, and Matthew Parsons is a gerontologist at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Their paper Promoting independence in frail older people: a randomised controlled trial of a restorative care service in New Zealand has recently been published inAge and Ageing journal.
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Neurobiology of Aging, September 2014, Volume 35, Issue 9, Pages 1961-2182

Neurobiology of Aging, September 2014, Volume 35, Issue 9, Pages 1961-2182 | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Neurobiology of Aging publishes the results of studies in behavior, biochemistry, cell biology, endocrinology, molecular biology, morphology, neurology, neuropathology, pharmacology, physiology and protein chemistry in which the primary emphasis involves mechanisms of nervous system changes with age or diseases associated with age. Reviews and primary research articles are included, occasionally accompanied by open peer commentary. Letters to the Editor and brief communications are also acceptable. Brief reports of highly time-sensitive material are usually treated as rapid communications in which case editorial review is completed within six weeks and publication scheduled for the next available issue. The accepted abbreviation for Neurobiology of Aging for bibliographic citation is Neurobiol.

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Slovenia initiates development of a healthy ageing strategy

Slovenia initiates development of a healthy ageing strategy | Age Concern | Scoop.it

The project aims to achieve:

 

✏ a sustainable network of relevant sectors and stakeholders in the area of active and healthy ageing;

 

✏ a higher level of awareness amongst the general public and specific target groups of the needs and benefits of developing an AHA strategy;

 

✏ an analysis of the situation and the specific challenges in Slovenia with an overview and a comparative analysis of possible solutions (good practice examples, models, legislative measures, etc.). This process will be actively supported by selected Member States, WHO/Europe, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development and other international organizations.

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The 2012 Ageing Report - Economic and budgetary projections for th 27 EU Member States (2010-2060)

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Perspectives on Citizenship and Aging

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Project Citizenship is a pioneering initiative that aims at helping people with disabilities be seen and included in our communities as full contributing citizens. ☛ http://projectcitizenship.com/

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For Elderly Patients, a Sharper Focus

For Elderly Patients, a Sharper Focus | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Reading glasses should be a staple supply at facilities treating seniors, a psychiatrist suggests.Paula Span is the author of “When the Time Comes: Families With Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions.”
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Point of View: Homeless elderly statistics frightening

Point of View: Homeless elderly statistics frightening | Age Concern | Scoop.it

The possibility of becoming homeless is a scary thought. It’s even scarier to a person who is old and frail with dwindling finances. Among this growing population of older adults living in poverty are people forced to grow old in the streets and in shelters, elderly persons who have recently become homeless or who remain at constant risk of losing housing. The number of elderly homeless adults is expected to more than double between 2010 and 2050, when more than 95,000 elderly persons are projected to be homeless.

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Ageing population forces flight cancellations in Japan as pilots retire en masse

Ageing population forces flight cancellations in Japan as pilots retire en masse | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Japan's rapidly-ageing population is a growing cause for concern in the aviation industry, with widespread pilot shortages impacting thousands of flights in coming months
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Twins studies to identify the molecular cause of ageing

Twins studies to identify the molecular cause of ageing | Age Concern | Scoop.it
What makes us age biologically? We have always been intrigued by this question. Yet, it remains a fundamental research challenge. Now, the EU-funded project, EurHEALTHAgeing, aims to draw together studies of early development with those on longevity and ageing. By doing so, it hopes to decipher the molecular workings that lie behind how we age. But also explain why we get age-related diseases. Scientific coordinator Ana Valdes, a senior lecturer in statistical genetics at King's College London and associate professor at the faculty of medicine and health sciences at the University of Nottingham, in the UK, talks to youris.com about the role of nature versus nurture in ageing. She also talks about the importance of twin studies, epigenetics and how technology is helping us understanding ageing.
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Ageing and geriatric medicine should be taught to undergraduate doctors to improve attitudes

Ageing and geriatric medicine should be taught to undergraduate doctors to improve attitudes | Age Concern | Scoop.it
More time should be devoted to teaching medical students how to interact with older patients to prepare the medical workforce for the needs of an ageing population.
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Tough Assignment: Talking To Elderly Parents About Their Driving

Tough Assignment: Talking To Elderly Parents About Their Driving | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Nobody looks forward to “The Talk” with elderly parents – you know the one, about how well or even if they should be driving. Maybe it doesn’t have to be that bad, but for sure there’s a Generation Gap in perceptions about having that conversation. According to surveys conducted by Liberty Mutual [...]
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Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing?

Can meditation help prevent the effects of ageing? | Age Concern | Scoop.it
It’s seven in the morning on the beach in Santa Monica, California. The low sun glints off the waves and the clouds are still golden from the dawn. The view stretches out over thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean. In the distance, white villas of wealthy Los Angeles residents dot the Hollywood hills. Here by the shore, curlews and sandpipers cluster on the damp sand. A few metres back from the water’s edge, a handful of people sit cross-legged: members of a local Buddhist centre about to begin an hour-long silent meditation.
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Ageing is like wine, it becomes mellow with age.

Ageing is like wine, it becomes mellow with age. | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Only good wine becomes mellow with age. Old age is the time you harvest what you planted in youth. The man is the child of yesterday - but the child in you must always live. 

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AFE-INNOVNET 2nd Webinar - The Crisis: an Opportunity to become Age-Friendly

AFE-INNOVNET 2nd Webinar - The Crisis: an Opportunity to become Age-Friendly | Age Concern | Scoop.it

The webinar “The Crisis, an opportunity to become age-friendly” was dedicated to local and regional authorities that have seen the current financial and economic situation as an opportunity to implement age-friendly initiatives in order to address some shortfalls and to turn challenges into new opportunities to become more age-friendly and sustainable.

 

Watch the three presentations ☛ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48C0be6RIFE&feature=youtu.be.

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Easy lift chair inspired by UK’s ageing population

Easy lift chair inspired by UK’s ageing population | Age Concern | Scoop.it

 

Sean McWilliam (21), who is studying Product Design at Gray’s School of Art, has created a special frame, which sits under the cushion of a chair or sofa and allows the person to tilt gently forward to aid standing up.

 


The former Gordon Schools pupil explained: “All that is visible is two arms that have handles attached. As the user holds onto the handles and leans a little forward, the curvature of the design takes over and allows them to tilt forward. 

 

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Towards a EU Strategy on Demographic Change: AGE position for the hearing of the candidate EC President

Towards a EU Strategy on Demographic Change: AGE position for the hearing of the candidate EC President | Age Concern | Scoop.it

Together with climate change, demographic change is one of the major challenges facing our European societies and an area where huge opportunities for economic growth, innovation and social justice can be developed in the coming decade. In that context, AGE Platform Europe would like to call on the President of the new College of Commissioners, who will have the power to reinforce the implementation of the European 2020 Strategy, to ensure fair and sustainable growth and prosperity of European citizens at every stage of life.

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Ageing? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of it | Amelia Phillips

Ageing? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be Afraid of it | Amelia Phillips | Age Concern | Scoop.it
The brilliant news is starting at the age of 40 does not seem to “impair the cardiac benefits” as per the latest research. That even at the age of 40 the heart seems “amenable” to modification by endurance training. If you are over 40 including weights in your weekly activities are recommended the benefits of improving bone density and muscle mass  – strength you will need in older age.
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Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors

Intellectual Enrichment Again Proven to Delay Cognitive Decline in Seniors | Age Concern | Scoop.it
The evidence continues to mount that the way to protect against the common cognitive decline seen in too many senior citizens is to maintain a lifestyle of intellectual enrichment throughout life. A new study from the Mayo Clinic Study of Aging confirms it again in a report appearing in today’s edition of JAMA Neurology, and add that it may delay dementia as long as nine years, even in high risk seniors.
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Patent Spotlight on Sony: Exercise Support Apparatus for Elderly

Patent Spotlight on Sony: Exercise Support Apparatus for Elderly | Age Concern | Scoop.it
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Assisted therapy technologies are becoming a bigger focus in response to an increasingly aging population across the world. People continue to enjoy longer life spans, and in Japan the elderly continue to make up a growing part of the population; in 2010, elderly individuals over 65 years of age made up 23.1 percent of that country’s population, and that number is expected to rise to 30 percent by 2025. This places quite a burden on primary care practitioners and other medical professionals who deal with health issues which pertain to the elderly.

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The big ageing population debate: how can we prepare for a changing society?

The big ageing population debate: how can we prepare for a changing society? | Age Concern | Scoop.it
Almost 90% of people aged 65 and over voted in the 2010 election, while in the 18-25 age group, turnout was just 65%. The political parties are already targeting older voters and speculation is growing over what their manifestos will propose on pensions, joining up health and social care services, winter fuel allowance and TV licences.
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Ibuprofen could prevent premature ageing and death

Ibuprofen could prevent premature ageing and death | Age Concern | Scoop.it

One of the most widely used painkillers could prevent premature ageing and death by combating inflammation, new research suggests.

We know already that faster ageing is often associated with activated markers of chronic inflammation. With these results we can now seriously start thinking about inflammation as a potential driver of accelerated ageing and how we might be able to delay it.

 

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