Category Archives: Old Age

Global Database of Age-friendly Practices

https://extranet.who.int/datacol/custom_view_report.asp? survey_id=3536&view_id=6301&display_filter=1 Cities and communities world-wide strive to become more age-friendly. They seek to better adapt to the needs of their ageing populations. But what are they actually doing? Browse the database to find out. Small measures can make a … Continue reading

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The End of HESP-News Briefing and RSS Feed

Dear colleagues, 20 years ago “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit” (GTZ) made use of the upcoming electronic communication by starting a Newsletter called “Health, Population, and Nutrition (HPN) – News & Notes” mainly for Information exchange between headquarters and its … Continue reading

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Integrated care for older people: guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity

Editors: World Health Organization, 2017 60 pp. 1.3 MB http://www.who.int/iris/bitstream/10665/258981/1/9789241550109-eng.pdf?ua=1 The provision of integrated care is key for older people. The WHO Guidelines on Integrated Care for Older People (ICOPE) propose evidence-based recommendations for health care professionals to prevent, slow … Continue reading

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Targeting of Social Transfers: Are India’s Elderly Poor Left Behind?

by Viola Asri ADBI Working Paper Series No, 779, September 2017 31 pp. 613 kB https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/364566/adbi-wp779.pdf Whether social transfers should be targeted or universal is an unsolved debate that is particularly relevant for the implementation of social protection schemes in … Continue reading

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Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

Commissions from the Lancet journals Published: July 20, 2017 Read online at: http://www.thelancet.com/commissions/dementia2017?dgcid=email- advocacy_email_dementia2017 Dementia is the greatest global challenge for health and social care in the 21st century: around 50 million people worldwide have dementia and this number is … Continue reading

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Aging and Mental Health

Editors: Lia Fernandes, Constança Paúl Frontiers Media, Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 2017 141 pp. 11.3 MB http://journal.frontiersin.org/researchtopic/3039/pdf People are progressively ageing all over the world, and it is estimated that the number of persons aged 60 or over will more … Continue reading

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Health Systems for Ageing Societies in Asia and the Pacific

by Ajay Mahal & Barbara McPake Health Systems & Reform – Published online 03 August 2017 11 pp. 1.1 MB http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/23288604.2017.1356429? needAccess=true The most recent statistics available suggest that the share of population aged 60+ years and over in the … Continue reading

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Estimates of the global, regional, and national morbidity, mortality, and aetiologies of lower respiratory tract infections in 195 countries: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2015

by GBD 2015 Lower Respiratory Tract Infections (LRI) Collaborators Lancet Infect Dis 2017 – Published: 23 August 2017 29 pp. 22.5 MB http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/laninf/PIIS1473-3099(17)30396-1.pdf Lower respiratory tract infections (LRIs) are the leading infectious cause of death and the fifth-leading cause of … Continue reading

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Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults: Proceedings of a Workshop

by Joe Alper, Karen Anderson, and Sarah Domnitz, Rapporteurs Forum on Aging, Disability, and Independence, 2017 108 pp. 1.1 MB https://download.nap.edu/cart/download.cgi?record_id=24787 Accessible and affordable housing can enable community living, maximize independence, and promote health for vulnerable populations. However, the United … Continue reading

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Costs and Potential Funding of Expanded Public Pension Coverage in Asia

by Peter J. Morgan and Long Q. Trinh Asian Development Bank Institute, June 2017 40 pp. 904 kB https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/322426/adbi-wp748.pdf Public pension burdens in most emerging Asian economies are still relatively small. However, there are a number of reasons to believe … Continue reading

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