• Blue Zones: Lessons About Health and Ageing

    Dan Buettner’s Blue Zones should be instructive for all of us. They are as much about longevity as about health and well-being, no matter how long you live. His research–conducted on the ground in places where people are known to live to 100 or more–is despositive. Exercise need not involve spandex and mirrors. Walk. Food […]

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  • World Health Organization Releases World Report on Health and Ageing

    LeadingAge and  IAHSA applaud the WHO for its comprehensive World Report on Health and Ageing. At a time of unprecedented demographic shifts, it is appropriate to take a hard look at what we know – and what we don’t know about ageing. WHO’s analysis correctly suggests that we need  to “move the debate about the […]

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  • How 9 Providers Around the World Expanded into Home and Community-Based Services

    A new report from the International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA) explores how 9 providers of aging services in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia expanded their business lines to include the provision of home and community-based services (HCBS). Residential Provider Expansion into Home and Community-Based Services is based on a […]

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  • The Language of Dementia

    “Words are powerful. The use of appropriate words can dramatically help to reshape attitudes, actions, and thoughts about people who are living with dementia. Rather than disrespecting and diminishing any person, all words used shoudl be supportive, respectful and life-affirming.” This important reminder was the conclusion of the compelling report written by the Dementia Action […]

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  • EU Funds a Research Project to Study How Social Inequalities Influence Healthy Ageing

    EU Funds a Research Project to Study How Social Inequalities Influence Healthy Ageing The EU’s Horizon 2020 programme has awarded the Lifepath project a 6 million euro grant to study the link between socioeconomic status and healthy ageing. The project will be conducted by 15 institutions across Europe, the US, and Australia. The four-year research […]

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  • Explore Research on Dementia, Workforce, Wellness and Housing

    by Taryn Patterson Canadian providers of aging services are taking a page out of the American football playbook by offering direct care workers an opportunity to “huddle” when they need help managing the dementia-related behaviors of residents in long-term care settings. Recent research published in the Canadian Journal on Aging suggests that these “mental health […]

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  • Active Ageing Index Shows Winners and Losers

    Active Ageing Index Shows Winners and Losers The E.U.’s latest Active Ageing Index shows that the affluent Nordic and Western European countries top the ranking with Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and the U.K. at the top. The scores indicate that in these four countries, ageing is a coherent policy area that leaves nobody behind. Greece […]

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  • Older People Speak Out about Discrimination and Human Rights

    Over 2000 older persons from around the world have shared their views about how older people are being discriminated against and the impact it has had on their lives. The vast majority have said they were treated differently and discriminated against simply because of their older age. For some, being treated differently was sometimes positive. […]

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