A potentially ground-breaking human drug trial is currently underway, which aims to discover whether blood pressure medication can slow or halt the progression of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). This is th[...]
Age related hearing loss (ARHL) is far too easily ignored. Its onset is insidious. Its progression gradual. People with declining hearing often mistakenly believe the problem is that their conversati[...]
As people enter old age it can become increasingly difficult to maintain a good quality of life without help. Perhaps a faltering memory leads to missed meals or drinks, or a decrease in mobility lea[...]
Parkinson's disease is the second most widespread neurodegenerative disease in the world, with an estimated 1.2 million sufferers in Europe alone. One Marie Curie Fellow is carrying out innovative ge[...]
Unlike the paediatric case (regulation (EC) No 1901/2006), there is no specific legal requirement for the development of medicines for geriatric use. Nevertheless, there is a need to ensure that medi[...]
While science has achieved a broad understanding of the genetic, molecular and system-level biological principles of human ageing, cognitive decline remains one of the greatest health challenges of o[...]
A broad coalition of European organisations has come together to call on the European Commission to propose setting up a Pan-European Accident and Injury Data System. They are convinced that such a system would contribute to fewer accidents and injuries.
The International Federation for Animal Health Europe (IFAH-Europe) has just launched the campaign We Care, which aims to show how older people can boost their health and activity levels by spending [...]
A new Active Ageing Index (AAI) wiki has just been launched online by the European Commission and the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) aiming to enhance the availability of this [...]
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO-BICOCCA Project context and objectives: Over three million people in the European Union (EU) have Alzheimer disease (AD), with one in 20 people over 65, and one in f[...]
Brain disorders, including developmental, psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases, represent an enormous burden in terms of human suffering and economic cost. Many brain disorders are chronic and [...]
A report just released by the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) calls for increased public education and awareness programmes, improved public policies and greater integration of preventive ey[...]
The DREAMING project, which carried out randomised control trials across six pilot sites to assess the impact of telemonitoring on the health and quality of life of older people with chronic conditions, concluded its activities in June 2012.
For every person over the age of 65 in today’s European Union, there are four people of working age but, by 2050, there will only be two. Demand for long-term care, of which home care forms a significant part, will inevitably increase in the decades to come.