Tag Archives: Ageing

International Day of Older Persons (United Nations / ONS / NHS England)

Summary Today is United Nations International Day of Older Persons (UNIDOP). Full Text Link Reference International Day of Older Persons: 1 October. [Online]: United Nations, October 2016. A statistical piece, from the Office of National Statistics, on the contribution of … Continue reading

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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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Practical Tests to Determine Individual Biological Age? (BBC News / Genome Biology)

Summary Researchers at King’s College London (and internationally) have developed techniques promising to accurately measure a person’s “biological age”. People of the same chronological age vary in their rates of “biological ageing” – sometimes by margins of up to 15 … Continue reading

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Increasing Number of Volunteers for Dementia Research (BBC News / NIHR)

Summary The National Institute for Health Research has reported a significant increase in the number of people volunteering to participate in medical research into dementia. Roughly 22,000 people are taking part in 100 different studies into the degenerative brain diseases; … Continue reading

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Individual Differences in Rates of Ageing: Detectable Signs in Young Adults (BBC News / PNAS)

Summary An international research group investigated 18 different ageing-related traits by following 954 people from New Zealand (the Dunedin Study birth cohort) who were born in 1972-73. Multiple biomarkers were tracked, involving the ageing-related traits being checked when the group … Continue reading

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Driving and Dementia: Rights and Responsibilities (BBC News / BMA / DTSC / Alzheimers Australia)

Summary A review of the guidelines for GPs concerning advice given to patients about driving in the early stages of dementia is required, according to Dr Peter Holden speaking at the British Medical Association’s annual conference. A delicate balance has … Continue reading

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Join Dementia Research: Clinical Trials Matchmaker Service (Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / BBC News / NIHR)

Summary The “Join Dementia Research” website assists people with dementia to learn about, and become involved in, dementia research. A new enhancement to this service allows people with dementia (or their families / carers for example, acting on their behalf) … Continue reading

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NHS Model(s) of Care Essential for Ageing Population (NHS England / Guardian)

Summary Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, NHS England’s National Medical Director, has written about the NHS needing a revised model of care to meet rising demands for treatment from an ageing population. The existing model of delivery and service, involving an … Continue reading

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The Impact of Cancer on the NHS: Fresh Approaches (BBC News / Macmillan Cancer Support / NHS England / British Journal of Cancer / NICE)

Summary Macmillan Cancer Support has made available a collection of the key evidence about the prevalence, needs and experience of people affected by cancer. Around 2.5 million people today are living with cancer in the UK. This figure has increased … Continue reading

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