Tag Archives: Ageing Well

Growing Sense of Wellbeing Into the Seventh Decade of Life (BBC News / MRC)

Summary A long-running Medical Research Council cohort study survey, which has followed the health and wellbeing of 1,700 people since their birth, indicates that feelings of wellbeing of those in their 60s actually increased as they approached the age of … Continue reading

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Leg Power Helps Sustain Cognitive Ability? (BBC News / Gerontology)

Summary A King’s College London study involving over 300 twins indicates that older women with stronger legs tend to perform better with respect to brain ageing. Full Text Link Reference Fit legs equals fit brain, study suggests. London: BBC Health … Continue reading

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Cognitive Reserve: the Benefits of Mentally Challenging Occupations and Bilingualism (Daily Mail / Neurology / CMAJ / Neuropsychology)

Summary Research published in the Neurology journal suggests that having a challenging occupation can potentially halve the rate of decline in memory and thinking capacity in later life, compared to pursuing mentally undemanding work. Workers performing complex jobs (such as … Continue reading

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Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing (NHS England / Age UK)

Summary NHS England and Age UK have jointly published their “Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing”, to help improve health and general fitness. This evidence-based guide covers the main risk factors for older people living at home, particularly those aged 70 or … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Diet Linked to Telomere Length and Healthier (Genetic) Ageing? (BBC News / BMJ)

Summary A Mediterranean diet has been widely reported as being associated with healthy ageing. New research covering 5,000 Boston nurses for over a decade has found that persons consuming a balanced – but largely Mediterranean-style – diet tend to remain … Continue reading

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Older Peoples Day (RVS / Housing LIN)

Summary Today is Older Peoples Day. People are living longer in the UK. It is estimated that 23% of people in the UK will be aged 65 and over by 2035. October 1st 2014 is a day to “celebrate the achievements … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Ageing Manifesto (Ready for Ageing Alliance)

Summary The Ready for Ageing Alliance has released a manifesto on ageing and demographic change, entitled “Getting Ready for Ageing”. Their report presents ideas for policy makers on coping with the challenges of an ageing society, while also offering individuals with … Continue reading

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Google’s “Moonshot Project” on Tackling Ageing (Financial Times / Reuters / BBC News / ICO / Health and Technology / HTN)

Summary Arthur Levinson, formerly of Genentech, has left Roche to avoid any potential conflict of interest in his role as chief executive of Google’s Calico start-up company. Calico recently agreed a $1.5bn alliance with AbbVie, a rival of Roche, to develop treatments for … Continue reading

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On the Potential Role of Local Pharmacies in Reducing Health Inequalities and Cutting Waiting Times (BBC News / BMJ Open)

Summary Research by Durham University indicates that 89% of England’s population lives less than a 20-minute walk away from a local pharmacy. Pharmacies are capable (potentially, given funding and promotion) of providing a wider range of health services by virtue … Continue reading

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High Intensity Training: Suitable for the Elderly? (BBC News / Journal of the American Geriatrics Society / FSEM)

Summary Short six-second bursts of vigorous exercise, known as High Intensity Training (HIT), could potentially transform the health of elderly people by helping to reduce blood pressure and improve general fitness. Researchers at Abertay University believe HIT could help reduce … Continue reading

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