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Christmas season

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
ageing demographic

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.
ageing population

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.
growing population

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
ageing process

Smartphone overuse can speed up the ageing process

Millions of Brits risk speeding up the ageing process of their eyes due to excessive time in front of mobile phones, tablets and computer screens, warn health experts at Optical Express
Ageing

The role of research in Canada for the future of ageing

Dr Yves Joanette, Scientific Director at the CIHR Institute of Aging explores how Canada’s researchers are meeting the needs of an ageing population, now and in the future
Physical activity

Physical activity and ageing: Recommendations that will translate into greater practice

Isabelle J. Dionne, Professor at Université deSherbrooke provides a compelling analysis of physical activity (PA) and ageing, focussing on how to develop recommendations that will translate into greater practice
developmental biology

How developmental biology changes our lives

Shyh-Jye Lee (Jeff), Ph. D, President of the Taiwanese Society of Developmental Biology (TSDB) explains the way in which developmental biology impacts upon our lives
The Accessibility Act

The Accessibility Act: Improving life for people with disabilities

Lambert van Nistelrooij, a Dutch Member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) of the European Parliament reveals his thoughts on The Accessibility Act, focussing on improving life for people in Europe with disabilities
Universal Basic Opportunity Fund

‘Universal Basic Opportunity Fund’ could pave way for full basic income

A new Universal Basic Opportunity Fund could anchor workers for the challenges of the 2020s amid widespread economic insecurity, a new paper says
research, science and innovation

Promoting research, science and innovation in Europe

The work of European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government European Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas was previously Secretary of the State to the Prime Minister of Portugal. One of Moedas’s main priorities today is social...
ageing research

Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI)

Prof. Anna C. Whittaker from University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences looks at the need for ageing research in Europe Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020, almost 1 in 5 of the European population will be aged 65 years or over. Although life...

Electronics and photonics: Key enabling technologies

Slovak University of Technology’s Professor Daniel Donoval highlights the scope as well as the influence of electronics and photonics in the modern world

Health Accord: Healthcare for all

Open Access Government highlights how Health Minister, Jane Philpott aims to improve the lives of all Canadians through their new Health Accord Plan
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