Tag Archives: English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

Low Socio-Economic Status: a Possible Dementia Risk Factor? (JAMA Psychiatry / The Mental Elf)

Summary Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing was used to analyse potential associations between markers of socioeconomic status (wealth quintiles and the index of multiple deprivation) and the incidence of dementia. It appears that dementia incidence is associated with low levels of … Continue reading

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More on the Tipping-Point for Sustainability of Adult Social Care: a Solution Expected This Autumn? (BBC News / Lancet Public Health)

Summary Estimates of the rising demand for round-the-clock home care, from Newcastle University / the London School of Economics and Political Science and published in Lancet Public Health, suggest that the number of people aged 85 and over requiring 24-hour … 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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Poor Health Contributes to Loneliness in Older People (BBC News)

Summary The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) has interviewed more than 8,000 older people at two-yearly intervals since 2002. It has discovered a strong association between feelings of loneliness and poor health and disability in people aged 52 and over using 2009–2010 ELSA … Continue reading

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Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cognitive Decline in Adults Aged Over 50 (NHS Choices / Age and Ageing)

Summary The NHS Choices “Behind the Headlines” service has released a number of critical appraisals during 2012 about elderly care and dementia-related topics which have appeared in the news. Reference Full Text Link (a) Smoking ‘rots brain’ causing mental decline. … Continue reading

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Measuring National Wellbeing (House of Commons Library)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary There is an increasing interest worldwide in measuring and monitoring wellbeing, whether at the individual, social … Continue reading

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