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Nov 2022
‘Older Workers in Transition’ Book Launch
The Centre for Ageing and Inequalities at Newcastle University was delighted to host the online book launch for ‘Older Workers …

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Oct 2022
Autumn 2022 Update on the BSG’s Emerging Researchers Association (ERA)
Huge thanks to everyone who helped make our ERA pre-conference in July 2022 so enjoyable – as described in this …

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Oct 2022
Health outcomes of racially minoritised older people
Generally put, the gap in health between racially minoritised groups and the White British group increases dramatically with age. This means that differences in later life are very large, with common instances of racially minoritised people in their fifties and sixties having similar health profiles to White British people in their eighties. These inequalities are typically the result of disadvantages accumulated by racially minoritised people throughout their lifetimes.

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15 November 2022
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London have created an innovative framework, titled the Social Relationship Expectations (SRE) Framework, to explain the mechanisms behind loneliness in older adults and inform future research on interventions. The research, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, identifies what older adults expect from their social relationships. These expectations get at the core of how loneliness is commonly defined: as the gap between expected and actual social relationships.
04 October 2022
The global challenge Dementia is a devastating condition that can ruin lives and strip individuals of not just their memories, but their relationships, and identity too. Across the world, around 50 million people are currently living with the condition, 900,000 of whom are in the UK. It is estimated that 153 million people around the world will be affected by 2050. Although there is currently no cure for dementia, people with the condition can live well for years. Hospital admissions have been proven to increase the rate of decline, but the hope is that assistive technology can help people stay safe and independent in their home for longer. A survey by Alzheimer’s Society revealed 85% of people said they would want to stay at home for as long as possible if diagnosed with dementia.
28 July 2022
Announcement: Forthcoming inter-and-multi-disciplinary co-produced book!
28 July 2022
Friday marks three weeks since the close of "Better Futures for Older People - Towards Resilient and Inclusive Communities" BSG 2022 Online Conference hosted by UWE Bristol.
02 March 2022
The following blog by Sheila Peace from Policy Press's Transforming Society series was launched on February 24th, 2022 alongside the publication of 'The Environments of Ageing: Space, Place and Materiality' in the BSG's Ageing in a Global Context book series. The aim here is to draw attention to the interaction of population ageing as a major global challenge combined with issues such as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic. Issues discussed in the text above see: https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/the-environments-of-ageing
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