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One in three people would not house ageing parents

A third of people would not want their parents to live with them if they needed full-time care, and 66 per cent have never discussed the issue with their mother or father, a survey reveals<p>One in three people would refuse to allow their ageing parents to move in with them, with many concerned that …

Just one or two alcoholic drinks a day may trigger memory problems in old age: researcher

Drinking within current recommended limits of just one or two units a day may be enough to cause memory problems in old age, researchers have warned<p>Drinking just one or two glasses of wine a day may double the risk of severe memory loss in old age, according to researchers.<p>Scientists from Exeter …

Steve Webb on annuities, investment risk and pensions 'guidance'

For a full transcript of this interview, click HERE. Brendan Llewellyn is owner of Marketing Edge and director of Adviser Home.

Media needs to show the positive sides of ageing

It was revealed recently that ITV executive Peter Fincham believes that it’s the older age group who drive television viewing figures, and …

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived

FOR THE NEXT three days at the United Nations (UN) in New York, human rights and older people are being discussed. This is the fifth session of the …

Rights & Freedoms

Mobile apps help monitor older people living alone

It’s difficult to persuade older people to have care at home<p>There is a fine line between caregivers and older people. While as a caregiver, you are …

Join Us

Step 1: Read our Alliance Declaration and updated Membership Agreement to understand the principles of the Alliance<p>Step 2: If you agree with these, …

New website launched to help people affected by dementia

The Memory Box Network has launched an online community, ourbigbox.com, that aims to improve the quality of life for people affected by …

Experiences

Latest news<p>Event Awards Brand experience report Special reports Video Bulletins<p>Julius Meinl celebrates World Poetry Day with JP CooperJulius Meinl, …

Online Research with Surveys and Polls

Why use online surveys for research?<p>Surveys can be a great research tool – but your data is only as good as the science of the survey. It’s a causal …

talk-to-me .today

<i>talk-to-me<br>.today</i><p><b>Talk to me today</b> <i><br>is a social innovation by Olwen Edwards of One Small Key to allow each of us to help build a friendlier more</i> …

28th July 2014

<b>Opportunities for Action</b>:<p><b>Cambridgeshire Older Persons Partnership Board</b> may be reconfigured in the near future and they have asked Alliance members …

RT @DulwichGallery: The management team are busy curating their #FullOfLife installation in time for #OlderPeoplesDay http://t.co/XY8CUpwBjw

Bob GPS Locators

Hello,<p>The more money pledged here, the more Bobs we can produce. Together, we will have found a solution to monitor, safeguard, and help those more …

New Travel Guide for Disabled People Launched

Have you ever wanted to travel abroad, but have always been afraid to do so because of your limited mobility? A new FREE travel guide for disabled …

How Sweden cares for its elderly population

The system for looking after older people in England is "horribly fragmented", Care Minister Norman Lamb has said during a visit Sweden to see how the elderly are cared for there.<p>The country takes a very different approach, with care packages based around what is requested by individuals.<p>Graham …

'The Age of No Retirement?' at The OXO Tower, London

'The Age of No Retirement?'<p>We hear constantly about the demographic time bomb, the baby boomers who stole the nation’s prosperity, and the …

Steady Steps: the project to help older people walk without falling

For every pound spent on the Steady Steps falls prevention programme for older people up to £18 is saved. The 16-week exercise class has brought increased confidence and physical ability to service users which means they are less likely to fall over or rely on statutory and voluntary services for …

Sweden: A Role Model for Elderly Care

As mentioned in previous blog entries, worldwide, countries are facing challenges due to aging. By 2050, the elderly will outnumber children under …

Instagram star ‘Grandma Betty’ Simpson dies of cancer

The beloved cancer-fighting granny who became an Instagram celebrity has died.<p>Betty Jo Simpson, or Grandma Betty as the 80-year-old was known to her …