Men and women in the UK are living longer than ever before. Records are broken every time new statistics come out. Life expectancy for men in the UK in 2012 was 79.5 years and for women 82.5 years. However, longevity is not always accompanied by good health. Read more here.
Researchers publishing in the journal Nature Chemical Biology have described a new class of compounds, called "pharmacologic chaperones," which could aid in a completely new approach to how Alzheimer's disease is treated.The researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre found that a so-called retromer protein complex plays an important part in neurons by steering away amyloid precursor protein (APP) from a part of the cell where it is split, creating amyloid-beta - a potentially toxic byproduct regarded as a hallmark of Alzheimer's.
The organisers of the Australian Association of Gerontology national conference have announced the call for abstracts for this year’s event.
The AAG conference attracts professionals from a range of fields with an interest in ageing. The theme of this year’s event is ’50 Not Out – aiming for a century’, in recognition of the AAG’s 50th anniversary this year.
Older women, individuals who have initiative and those who have suffered a recent loss are more likely to be compassionate to strangers, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Read more here.
Larne and District Citizens’ Advice Bureau has received funding to reach out to older people who may be missing out on benefits. The programme is being financed through a new Innovation Fund. Read more here.
The Health and Social Care Research and Development Division (HSC R&D Division) in conjunction with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development (NCC RCD) invites applications for the fourteenth round of the NIHR Clinician Scientist Award Scheme.
The scheme is intended to nurture a cadre of research-led clinical academics capable of leading development in their discipline and will provide up to five years funding with access to academic mentorship and flexible academic career development together with clinical specialist training.
The Office of the First and deputy First Minister is seeking your views on the consultation document “Active Ageing Strategy 2014-2020”. The purpose of the strategy is to transform attitudes to and services for older people. It will help provide direction for Departmental Policies, make connections between Strategies and ultimately lead to the improvement of services to older people. Please see pdf below for details about consultation events taking place from 28 Apri l- 16 May.
On Thursday, June 12th 2014, the National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP), University College Dublin, in collaboration with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) will host a national conference to mark World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). WEAAD was first established by the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) in 2006 and ratified by the United Nations in 2011.
A new report (Monday 14 April 2014) funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) finds that many older people enjoy good social connections. However, a substantial number are at risk of social exclusion.
From 17 April at the Tate Modern in London will host a spectacular exhibition of the works of artist Henri Matisse. The exhibition will feature a collection of cut-out artworks in a kaleidoscope of colours including some of the artist's most well known works the Blue Nude and Icarus. Nicola Donnelly, CARDI Communications Officer, looks at the great artist's late life burst of creativity: