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Europe: An ageing continent

Thanks to the economic and social progress we have made, life expectancy has increased. However, ageing often comes with health issues and restricted mobility – a challenge not only for the elderly and their families but also for society.
Elderly Health Service

A look at the Hong Kong Elderly Health Service

With a growing elderly population – and with it, a growing number of carers – Hong Kong’s Elderly Health Service has an increasingly important role in promoting both good physical and mental health, as this article reveals.
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The evolution of a unique dementia care centre in Hong Kong

Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of Jockey Club Centre for Positive Ageing lifts the lid on the development of a unique dementia care centre in Hong Kong.
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Up to 2 million will live with dementia by 2050

According to the Alzheimer Society 850,000 people in the UK have dementia but with 1 in 6 people over the age of 80 living with dementia, this is predicted to rise to over 2 million by 2050 as the population ages.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multimorbidity

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Ageing and multimorbidity

It is estimated that more than 3 million people in the UK have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD.
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Robotic-assisted rehabilitation devices: A wearable hand/finger rehabilitation robot

Jen-Yuan (James) Chang, Professor at the Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, explains the essentials for robotic-assisted rehabilitation devices, including a design example of a wearable hand/finger rehabilitation robot.
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The importance of an ageing demographic

Graham Armitage MBE puts the ageing demographic in the spotlight to highlight their importance to society, in this analysis.
Rapidly ageing population, Hong Kong

Research about Hong Kong’s rapidly ageing population

Professor Timothy Kwok, Director of the Jockey Club Centre for Osteoporosis Care and Control at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, provides a fascinating insight on the challenge of the city’s rapidly ageing population.
Alzheimer's disease research

Supporting vital Alzheimer’s disease research in the U.S and beyond

The work of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is placed into focus here, with examples of how they are supporting vital Alzheimer’s disease research in the U.S and further afield.
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New report reveals digital technology can help alleviate loneliness

A new report commissioned by Vodafone UK reveals that digital technology can help alleviate loneliness among the over 50s.
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How technology can save the ageing population in London

The ageing population is growing and the need for quality care services will increase substantially in the coming years, here’s where technology can come.
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Helping out the elderly during the Christmas season

This time of year can be lonely for those without a family, so Brits have been urged to help out the elderly during the Christmas season
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Governments across the world urged to engage with ageing populations

A group of global experts on ageing populations will today urge governments across the world to engage better with demographic change.
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UK’s growing population: How much does the economy need?

UK ISA specialist, True Potential Investor, investigates the effects of the growing population in the UK and how much investment is needed for the economy.
technological skills

The technological skills of the global elderly population

The technological skills that elderly people possess are ranged — they have smartphones, know how to Skype and have their own Facebook profiles. But, does it depend on what country you live in as to whether the older locals have a grip on the latest technology?
loneliness

Theresa May launches UK’s first loneliness strategy

The prime minister has announced that all GPs in England will be able to refer patients suffering from loneliness to community activities by 2023.
social care ecosystem

How will implementing technology help improve the social care ecosystem?

According to Age UK, 97% of the UK population would like to receive care in their own home. With this in mind, Helen Dempster explains why the implementation of effective and intelligent technology across the entire social ecosystem will be key to enabling more people to stay in their homes for longer with a better quality of care
ageing workforce

Exploring the impact of an ageing workforce

The population of the UK is getting larger, with a figure of 65.6 million released by the Office for National Statistics in 2016. But it's not just increasing - the population is getting older too, with 18% of the UK being 65+ and 2.4% being 85+
challenge of dementia

A balanced approach to the global challenge of dementia

Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging argues for a balanced approach when it comes to their collaboration-based approach to face the challenge of dementia
life expectancy

New international analysis finds a positive relationship between life expectancy and productivity

A new international report published by the International Longevity Centre – UK (ILC-UK) - the country’s leading think tank focusing on the impact of our rapidly ageing society – finds that as life expectancy rises output increases per hour worked, per worker and per capita

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