On 15 April 2015 the Joint Programming Initiative "A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life" (JPI HDHL) launched a call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) in participating in the Knowledge Hub on Malnutrition in the Elderly. The main objective of the Joint Action "Malnutrition in the Elderly Knowledge Hub" is to support transnational networking activities on:
The programme "Experiences for Life" run by the Spanish organisation SEPAD - a service created by the Government of Extremadura to prevent and address dependency - aims to facilitate 'intergenerational therapy' exchanges between young students and older residents in care centers, with a focus on residents suffering from dementia, especially Alzheimer's. Read more here.
The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) is offering a fully funded PhD opportunity to research the area of pension reform and financial decision making. It is a three year fully funded studentship with an award of £19,000 p.a. tax free stipend, plus full fees (EU/Home rates) and a training grant worth at least £750 p.a. Deadline: 5pm on Tuesday 2 June 2015. Read more here.
In May 2015, the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) in collaboration with Grantmakers in Aging (GIA) is convening a webinar, entitled "Walking the AFCC Talk", focusing on good practice in the form of case studies. The IFA is seeking Expressions of Interest from cities and communities who have case studies to share and discuss through a global reach. Contact Ms Nicole Waldston (email@example.com) for more information and to submit an Expression of Interest.
As part of the IFA 13th Global Conference on Ageing (Tuesday 21 - Thursday 23 June 2016), the IFA and COTA Queensland, in collaboration with the WHO, are pleased to announce the inclusion of a specific track on Age-friendly Cities and Communities. This will be the global opportunity in 2015 - 2016 to share policy, program and practices with colleagues from across the globe and to help build a sustainable knowledge mobilisation network.
Almost half of Irish people with high blood pressure are unaware of their condition, a new study has found.
Furthermore many of those who are taking medication still do not have normal blood pressure control.
The study was carried out by researchers at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a national study of over 8,000 people aged 50 and older. This research is being lead by a team at Trinity College Dublin (TCD). Read more here.
The number of older carers in England is rising, with signs the pressures of looking after loved ones is damaging their health, research suggests. The warning by Age UK and Carers UK came as the charities released figures showing there were 1.2m carers over 65 - a 25% rise in the past decade. The biggest increase though has been seen in the over 85s, with the numbers more than doubling to 87,000. Read more here.
The Bevan Prize recognises individuals and organisations who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of health and wellbeing in the UK while also embodying the founding principles of the NHS. For more information visit the Bevan Foundation website or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are now open until 5pm on Monday, 11 May 2015.
On Friday, 13 February 2015, Junior Health Minister Kathleen Lynch announced that the Fair Deal scheme in the Republic of Ireland (ROI) would require an additional €30 million each year to avoid waiting lists of longer than 8 weeks.The announcement was made at a time when overcrowding in A&Es in ROI and throughout the UK had reached exceptionally high levels. Much of the overcrowding was caused by older people who needed nursing home care not being able to access it in order to be discharged from hospital.