Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Recommendations

11th May 2015, National Institute on Aging (US)

The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention held Feb. 9-10 brought together leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease and other complex diseases to identify research priorities and strategies needed to accelerate the development of successful therapies.

Over 60 leading experts from academia, industry, non-profit organisations and advocacy groups joined to develop the research recommendations. 

Professor Anne Martin Matthews (Chair of ISAP) University of British Columbia, Canada, Dr Roger O’Sullivan, Director of CARDI,  Carol Jagger, Institute for Ageing and Health, Newcastle University (ISAP member) and Dr Giovanni Lamura of the Italian Nationa

Call for Expressions of Interest: Malnutrition in the older people

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Joint Programming Initiative -A Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life

Growing the Silver Economy

5th May 2015, European Commission

Launched during the European Summit on Innovation for Active and Healthy Ageing in March 2015, the background document 'Growing the Silver Economy', drafted jointly by different Directorates-General within the European Commission, is a first attempt to present what the Silver Economy has to offer in a rapidly ageing Europe and what the European Union is already doing to support it. Read more and download the document here (in full and summary versions)

Active Ageing Index 2014 analytical report

5th May 2015, European Commission's Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (DG EMPL) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)

Using the right tool to adequately monitor the impact of a wide range of policies is necessary to manage population ageing. This is the purpose of the Active Ageing Index (AAI) which measures the extent to which older people can realise their full potential in terms of employment, participation in social and cultural life and independent living, as well as the extent to which the environment they live in enables seniors to lead an active life. A report has just been issued which compiles the work of the Active Ageing Index project.

The future of life expectancy and life expectancy inequalities in England and Wales

5th May 2015, Lancet

To plan for pensions and health and social services, future mortality and life expectancy need to be forecast. Consistent forecasts for all subnational units within a country are very rare. The aim of this study by researchers at Imperial College London and funded by UK Medical Research Council and Public Health England was to forecast mortality and life expectancy for England and Wales' districts. The study revealed significant inequalities in life expectencies across districts.

UK pension reforms and individual financial decision making: PhD studentships

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The Economic and Social Research Council