Understanding Pathways to Successful Aging: Behavioral and Social Factors Related to Alzheimer’s Disease: Proceedings of a Workshop–in Brief

Source: National Academies Press

A strong body of research demonstrates associations between the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease and individuals’ personality characteristics, level of social engagement, and educational attainment. To advance understanding of the causal pathways leading to Alzheimer’s, the Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences convened a workshop in June 2017. This workshop was designed to build on a 2015 workshop that focused on the importance of delineating causal relationships underlying associations between behavioral, social, and biological factors and long-term health. This publication briefly summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

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Making the economic case for investing in actions to prevent and/or tackle loneliness: a systematic review

Source: The Campaign to End Lonliness

The Campaign has contracted researchers from the London School of Economics to conduct a research review about the cost-effectiveness of loneliness interventions.

This report is their initial findings. Also included is a foreword to the report by the Campaign’s director Laura Alcock-Ferguson.

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OnNovember 30, 2017, posted in: News by

2018 NZAG Conference – SAVE THE DATE

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 NZAG Conference will be held:

 

2018 NZAG Conference: The Mosiac of Ageing

 

6-8 September 2018

Ellerslie Event Centre

Auckland

 

Save the date and watch this space. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Pre Christmas High Tea

5 November 2017, 3:30pm
Parnell, Auckland

The Friends Committee of The HOPE Foundation invite you to join them for a wonderful afternoon, with mulled wine, tea, musical entertainment and socialising. All proceeds go to research on ageing.

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Please RSVP by 27 October 2017

 

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OnOctober 24, 2017, posted in: Gerontology Events, News by

Professors Tom Scharf & Vanessa Burholt

NZAG in conjunction with AUT Centre for Active Ageing and Victoria University of Wellington are hosting two international visiting scholars. All NZAG members are invited to the arranged events and presentations.

31 October 2017, 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Victoria University of Wellington

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RSVP: igps@vuw.ac.nz

AND

 

2 & 3 November 2017
AUT North Campus

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Please RSVP by 25 October 2017 to Marie Fitzsimons at AUT.

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Cross Cultural Interest Group Presents

11 October 2017, 6pm – 8:15pm
Independent Living Service Auckland

Identification and Management of Elderly Asians at Risk of Suicide in the Community and Nursing Homes

This session will be accessible concurrently on the webcast or by video file for those who are unable to attend in person.

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AUT Dean’s Event: The United Nations International Day of Older Persons

29 September 2017, 5pm – 7pm
AF116 and Foyer, AUT North Campus

Tapping the talents, contributions and participation of older persons in society.

Auckland University of Technology invites you to a lively conversation of how older people in Auckland’s diverse ageing community are contributing to research and practice for ageing well.

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International aged care: a quick guide

Source: Parliamentary Library (Australia)

This guide focuses on formal, government-approved care for older people. It does not cover informal care (such as care provided by relatives) or retirement villages.

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Inaugural NZAG & AAG Trans-Tasman Online Symposium

Australian Association of Gerontology and New Zealand Association in Gerontology are hosting this inaugural half day online symposium.

AAG and NZAG have has brought together leaders and experts from Australia and New Zealand to share with you the latest in ageing research and practice from the comfort of your office or home.

 

Find out more here >

REGISTER HERE >

 

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11 Signs It Might Be Time for Assisted Living

Source: Caring.com

The decision to help an aging adult move out of a current home is a complex one — both emotionally and practically. Above all, you want the person to be safe and well. How can you all feel more confident about whether circumstances suggest that your loved one should no longer be living alone?

Although every situation is different, looking at the following 11 signs will give you valuable information to help make the decision.

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