Tag Archives: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA)

On the Benefits of Supportive Social Networks (Journal of Alzheimers Disease)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has been used to demonstrate that positive social support from friends, family etc. is associated statistically with a reduced risk of developing dementia. Conversely, negative social support appears to increase … Continue reading

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English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Challenges Some Stereotypes About Older People and Sexuality (BBC News / Archives of Sexual Behavior)

Summary A survey conducted by the University of Manchester indicates that 54% of men and 31% of women over the age of 70 are sexually active. Sexuality and the need for intimacy among older people have been overlooked previously. The … Continue reading

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Happiness Research, Geography (Economics?) and Ageing (BBC News / Lancet)

Summary In the affluent Western countries, including the UK and the US, measurable life satisfaction follows a U-shape curve, dipping to a low in midlife but rising again in later life (despite physical ageing). Life satisfaction in Africa tends to … Continue reading

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Loneliness in Old Age: Male Perspectives (BBC News / ILC-UK / Independent Age)

Summary Increasing numbers of men face loneliness and isolation in old age, according to research by the International Longevity Centre (ILC-UK) and Independent Age. While older women are likely to remain more likely to outlive their husbands, it is also … Continue reading

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