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The ambitious quest to cure ageing like a disease

The ambitious quest to cure ageing like a disease | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
As we learn more about the diseases that affect us, we also get better at controlling them. But will we ever manage to overcome the most inevitable of afflictions – old age?
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This collection of links around ageing (aging) was created from those shared by many of the students and teaching staff of the 'Rethinking Ageing' MOOC - A free online course offered by The University of Melbourne. - https://www.coursera.org/learn/ageing These links were shared on their Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/742553069193979/ - If you want to take your learning to the next level and develop a greater understanding of the fast growing and complex field of Ageing, the University of Melbourne offers a variety of graduate courses, offered part-time and completely online. This suite of qualifications is designed to increase your leadership and career potential to meet the accelerating market demand for a skilled workforce. Courses available include a Specialist Certificate, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, and a Master in Ageing. Find out more https://online.unimelb.edu.au/lp/ageing-in-society?utm_source=ScoopIT&utm_medium=CopyAndLink&utm_campaign=AgeingT32016
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How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression

How a bench and a team of grandmothers can tackle depression | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Zimbabwe is pioneering a groundbreaking mental health programme with stunning results – and the rest of the world is taking note.
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Study: Ethnic enclaves 'pivotal' to helping older Asian migrants settle in NZ

Study: Ethnic enclaves 'pivotal' to helping older Asian migrants settle in NZ | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Study calls for more resourcing for older migrants to help themselves.
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Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia

Doctors Need to Talk to Families About Guns and Dementia | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
As the number of Americans with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia rises, health professionals grapple with how to talk to patients about gun safety at home.
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The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment

The Secret to Aging Well? Contentment | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Despite having many friends in their 70s, 80s and 90s, I’ve been far too slow to realize that how we respond to aging is a choice made in the mind, not in the gym.
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Grandmother teaches yoga, physical culture to continue lifelong love of dance and movement

Grandmother teaches yoga, physical culture to continue lifelong love of dance and movement | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
At an age when many people are thinking of retirement, Heather Eldridge decided to start teaching yoga, after decades as a 'physie' teacher. She says anyone considering something new later in their life should give it a go.
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'I'm a friend at the end - why I became a death doula'

'I'm a friend at the end - why I became a death doula' | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Have we passed death on to other people? How one woman has brought the end-of-life care back into the home.
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Why people with dementia don't all behave the same

With an ageing population, dementia is becoming more and more prevalent. But what does dementia actually do to the brain to cause changes in behaviour?
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The Apple Watch faces its toughest challenge yet: Grandma and Grandpa

The Apple Watch faces its toughest challenge yet: Grandma and Grandpa | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
We asked seniors to help review the new Apple Watch Series 4, which can detect hard falls and run an electrocardiogram. They were hard to impress.
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Tales of a 106-year-old doctor

Tales of a 106-year-old doctor | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Dr. William Frankland has lived a life many could only dream of: medical school in the 1930s, studying under Alexander Fleming, becoming an allergist and developing a pollen count system to understand allergic reactions. At 106, he is not slowing down.
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We Slow as We Age, but May Not Need to Slow Too Much

We Slow as We Age, but May Not Need to Slow Too Much | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Although declines in running and other activities are unavoidable, they may be less steep than many of us fear.
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Dementia and the Power of Music

Dementia and the Power of Music | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
The power of music on memory is well-known: music is an incredibly powerful and emotive tool that conjures up memories good and sad for many people, regardless of their age and memory. For people with dementia, music can have the incredible ability to take them back to yesteryear and to create powerful reactions - find out about our new music program
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How to rebuild your finances after divorce. By @jcollett_money

How to rebuild your finances after divorce. By @jcollett_money | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
A good financial plan will help ensure you are financially comfortable after divorce.
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Planning for death must happen long before the last few days of life

In the final days of life, it may be too late to choose how you want to die, who you want to be cared by, and how you'd like your symptoms managed.
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How 3-year-olds are helping people live longer

How 3-year-olds are helping people live longer | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
The healing power of 3-year-olds is being harnessed in one of the UK's largest elderly care homes to reduce loneliness and keep people mobile, happy and living longer.
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Record number of older Australians in poverty, with switch to 'principal and interest' a struggle.

Record number of older Australians in poverty, with switch to 'principal and interest' a struggle. | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Financial counselling call centres are at capacity with record numbers of older Australians unable to pay rent or make good on their mortgage repayments.
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Here's what the future of aged care could look like in Australia.

Here's what the future of aged care could look like in Australia. | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Robots as social companions, e-bikes instead of gophers and home automation — these are just some of the things being touted for older people to allow them to stay in their own homes for longer.
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Workplace ageism: AUT professor Jarrod Haar

Workplace ageism: AUT professor Jarrod Haar | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
AUT Professor of Human Resource Management, Jarrod Haar, talks about the cause and potential solutions to stop workplace discrimination against workers over 50.
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Symptoms of mental illness in seniors you shouldn’t ignore

Symptoms of mental illness in seniors you shouldn’t ignore | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
As the family member or primary caretaker of an older adult, you not only play a crucial role in day-to-day tasks but in ensuring that your loved one’s mental health is in check. It’s estimated that 20 percent of people age 55 and older experience some type of mental health concern, with the most common being anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders like depression or bipolar disorder.
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'I've always loved numbers': Meet the ground-breaking grandmother of Australian mathematics

'I've always loved numbers': Meet the ground-breaking grandmother of Australian mathematics | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Alison Harcourt may not be a household name but the statistics pioneer is a celebrity in some parts of the maths world — and at 88 years old she's still going strong.
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The World’s Oldest Barber Is 107 and Still Cutting Hair Full Time

The World’s Oldest Barber Is 107 and Still Cutting Hair Full Time | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
With his still steady hands, Anthony Mancinelli has cut generations of hair, and styles. His secret to longevity? Putting in a satisfying day’s work, he said.
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'Life keeps evolving': six ways to have a happy retirement

'Life keeps evolving': six ways to have a happy retirement | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
It can be the best time of your life – here’s how
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At 80, I’m on the last lap of life’s circuit and I don’t want to get off. By Stewart Dakers - @8thageofman

At 80, I’m on the last lap of life’s circuit and I don’t want to get off. By Stewart Dakers - @8thageofman | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Working with older people, I know what’s in store for me as I enter another decade. I just hope I’ll know when I need to let go, writes |
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Breezie - An open platform that enables senior care providers to deliver care and services through a simple and personalized tablet interface.

Breezie - An open platform that enables senior care providers to deliver care and services through a simple and personalized tablet interface. | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
An open platform that enables senior care providers to deliver care and services through a simple and personalized tablet interface.
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Half of women, third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson's

Half of women, third of men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson's | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
One in two women and one in three men will develop dementia, stroke or Parkinson's during their lifetime, says a new study.
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