Family, support, social networks and participation

Lancet: Series on Ageing

6th November 2014, The Lancet

A major new series on health and ageing, published in "The Lancet", warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people. As people across the world live longer, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished wellbeing are poised to become a major global public health challenge.

Professor Des O'Neill

WHO Age-Friendly World

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International Federation on Ageing

The personal is political - women's experiences of dementia

28th October 2014, Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Dementia is an issue that disproportionally affects women. The Alzheimer's Society tells us that two thirds of the people living with dementia in the UK are women and many research papers state that most family carers and those paid to care for people with dementia are also women. The voices of the women involved in this project (funded by Joseph Rowntree Foundation as part of the Dementia Without Walls programme) opening up discussions around the lives of women affected by dementia.