Since our last media update, ILC-UK has gained national and international TV and radio coverage and national print coverage for our work on dementia, retirement transitions and the 2017 Future of Ageing Conference.
Music is an undeniably significant part of being human. It spans different genres, cultures and eras, and it promotes bonding, communication and wellbeing. From listening to music in the car, to playing in an orchestra, discussing the charts, to joking about each other’s ‘bad’ music tastes: music is a crucial part of daily life.
As outlined by Professor Jane Elliott during the 2015 Future of Ageing conference the most important predictive factor for the development of dementia is age. However, of the over 800,000 people with dementia in the UK, in excess of 40,000 are aged under 65 years1. Continue reading
In the time it takes you to read this sentence, a new person will have developed dementia. Continue reading
The Ready for Ageing Alliance came together in 2013 following the publication of the House of Lords Committee Report by the Public Service and Demographic Change Committee. Continue reading
Five key points from our new report ‘Dementia and Comorbidities: Ensuring Parity of Care’.
Today we’ll be visiting the House of Lords to raise awareness of young-onset dementia. Continue reading
This is a cross blog post with Alzheimer’s Research UK
Stigma is an issue that continues to blight progress in dementia research and support for people with dementia and their carers. It is mainly exhibited through fear and people who have the condition being discredited or ostracised. It often stems from wider ageism – the idea that older people are ‘doddery but dear’ – dementia is often simply viewed as an extension of this facet. Continue reading
With our ageing population in the UK, dementia is an increasingly important issue. The number of people caring for someone with the condition is set to grow by a quarter to reach 850,000 by the end of the decade.
With more and more people combining work and caring for older, sick or disabled parents and other loved ones, dementia also doesn’t just affect families and healthcare services. It also impacts on workplaces – and therefore businesses and the economy. Continue reading
The International Longevity Centre-UK has today published its own ‘Factpack’ of demographic statistics, offering a one-stop shop for facts and figures related to ageing and longevity in the UK. The 12-page booklet provides statistics on a range of topics from life expectancy to housing supply, from pensions to the popularity of smart-phones amongst today’s older generations. Continue reading