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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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A friendly face makes all the difference for people with dementia

A friendly face makes all the difference for people with dementia | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
The Alzheimer’s Society is gaining widespread backing for its Dementia Friends campaign, which helps sufferers to live as normally as possible. Among its supporters are the insurance company AXA and the London borough of Merton
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Nursing homes turning residents into 'zombies', aged care royal commission to hear

Nursing homes turning residents into 'zombies', aged care royal commission to hear | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Experts urge staff to reduce dependency on sedative medication amid reports more than 60% of elderly residents taking psychotropics drugs
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Swimming with men: The Melbourne 'Fab Five' defying the statistics

Swimming with men: The Melbourne 'Fab Five' defying the statistics | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
With a combined age of 388, the five men meet every morning at a pool in Melbourne's east to have a chat and solve the world's problems - once they've had a swim.
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In Ukraine's pro-Russia enclaves, some seniors must cross front lines for pensions

In Ukraine's pro-Russia enclaves, some seniors must cross front lines for pensions | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
For elderly Ukrainians in pro-Moscow breakaway enclaves, their pension money and paperwork are on the other side of the front lines.
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Indian aged care residents to live alongside stray cattle in pilot project to improve wellbeing

Indian aged care residents to live alongside stray cattle in pilot project to improve wellbeing | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
In a novel bid to improve wellbeing within aged care, abandoned elders will live alongside stray cattle in a new facility in the Indian capital New Delhi.
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The question of how we care for our elderly

The question of how we care for our elderly | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
A rest home might be the last place you want to be when you're aged. But it could be the best option you have.
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Baby boomers led the cult of youth. Now we should heed the wisdom of age

Baby boomers led the cult of youth. Now we should heed the wisdom of age | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Intolerance towards the old is deeply embedded in our society. The potential of an ageing population must be unlocked
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Link thanks to @SuperSeniorsNZ
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Is the 'midlife crisis' a real thing?

Is the 'midlife crisis' a real thing? | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
There's good evidence to suggest a midlife crisis exists, though it's hard to define what the midlife is. And perhaps crises that occur during midlife might equally have occurred before or after.
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The world's oldest esports team are gaming their way to longer lives

The world's oldest esports team are gaming their way to longer lives | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
With an average age of 67, Sweden's Silver Snipers are not your typical video gamers. The happiness and fun of competition can have measurable impacts on health and longevity, and concentrating on the game keeps their minds active.
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Age discrimination is more common than you think. Why aren’t we doing anything about it?

Age discrimination is more common than you think. Why aren’t we doing anything about it? | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
So why isn’t anyone doing anything about it?
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Age against the machine: the secret to enjoying a long life

Age against the machine: the secret to enjoying a long life | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
The writer Carl Honoré used to think of ageing as a ‘chamber of horrors’. Now he argues we are in a ‘golden age’ for older people
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Women and ageing: 'I’ve developed the courage to live my own truth' – picture essay

Women and ageing: 'I’ve developed the courage to live my own truth' – picture essay | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Seven Australians in their 50s, 60s and 70s challenge the notion that older women become invisible
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Seniors Who Exercise Regularly May Have Younger Hearts, Muscles

Seniors Who Exercise Regularly May Have Younger Hearts, Muscles | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Why develop an exercise habit now? Because 75-year-olds who've been doing it for decades may have the cardiovascular systems of people in their 40s and the muscles of 20-somethings, researchers found.
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Aged care home resident strapped to chair for total of 14 hours in one day

Aged care home resident strapped to chair for total of 14 hours in one day | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Video and photos obtained by the ABC show dementia patients strapped to their chairs in a Sydney nursing home — a practice the Australian Law Reform Commission says could constitute elder abuse.
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Following Alzheimer's diagnosis, this 81-year-old Ont. man enrolled in university

After being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, 81-year-old Ron Robert decided to enroll in university as a personal experiment to see if education could keep the chronic neurodegenerative disease at bay.

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Alzheimers New Zealand

Alzheimers New Zealand | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Alzheimers NZ represents people affected by dementia at a national level by raising awareness, providing information, advocacy and promoting research
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How music helps connect people living with dementia

How music helps connect people living with dementia | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
A new campaign aims to show how listening and playing music can help patients be happier, healthier and more harmonious
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I Am (an Older) Woman. Hear Me Roar.

I Am (an Older) Woman. Hear Me Roar. | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
From CBS’s Susan Zirinsky to Glenn Close, many women of a certain age are having a moment.
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Out of sight, out of mind: I despair at how we treat our elderly

Out of sight, out of mind: I despair at how we treat our elderly | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
We go about our own lives as if ageing will never happen to us, but older people are a reminder that it will
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The secret to a long, happy, healthy life? Think age-positive

The secret to a long, happy, healthy life? Think age-positive | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
The importance of respecting our elders has been around for many years. But now there is scientific evidence that respect can potentially save lives among the elderly and keep them both physically and mentally healthy.
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Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn

Dementia May Never Improve, but Many Patients Still Can Learn | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
In “cognitive rehabilitation,” therapists train patients in simple tasks that can make daily life much easier.
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Ramping up nursing home inspections not enough to improve care, experts warn

Ramping up nursing home inspections not enough to improve care, experts warn | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
Flaws in auditing process make it possible substandard aged care continues to be overlooked, academic and industry insider say
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Finding Female Friends Over 50 Can Be Hard. These Women Figured It Out.

Finding Female Friends Over 50 Can Be Hard. These Women Figured It Out. | Aspects of Ageing | Scoop.it
“There were meet-ups that were generalized for those in their 20s, 30s and 40s, but there was nothing for older women,” said the founder of a group in Los Angeles. “And I didn’t want men.”
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Men are living longer, but are Societal Pressures making them Lonely?

The evidence is in: older adults who participate in recreational or community programming enjoy positive mental and physical health benefits (Netz et al., 2005). We see that older adults who engage…
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