While longevity increases, those who are living longer are at risk from a lower quality of life. A poor quality of life might refer to issues with health, social isolation, economic restraints or a number of other problems.
While longer life expectancy is a good thing, it is important to ensure that as longevity increases older people are not living in discomfort or poverty. A measure of an older person's quality of life will ensure not only a longer life, but a longer, better life.
Incontinence – a public health issue to be dealt with using a life-course approach
18 April 2018
On International Women's Day, Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-Dominican Republic was awarded with the Medal of Merit, the highest honour that the Dominican Government gives to women.
12 March 2018
On October 19 and 20, ILC-BR hosted the 5th International Longevity Forum in Rio de Janeiro. This year’s theme was the construction of resilience along the life course; a very timely topic
21 October 2017
On October 5, ILC-BR organized a seminar to discuss the importance of vaccination across all ages. The seminar was held at Iamspe, the Institute for Medical Assistance for Public Servants of the
07 October 2017
On October 6 and 7, 2016, the International Longevity Centre Brazil (ILC-Brazil) held the 4th International Longevity Forum with Bradesco Seguros being the main sponsor. The Forum also counts on
24 November 2016
El Dia, one of the most read newspapers of the Dominican Republic invited Dr. Rosy Pereyra, President of ILC-DR, Vice President of INPEA and one of the pioneers of geriatrics in the country, to
04 August 2016
The International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Hong Kong Association of Gerontology will be holding the “Gary Andrews Academy Workshop on Social Policy for the Aged”
25 January 2016
Last week, members of the ILC Global Alliance participated in a series of events organized by the International Longevity Centre - Brazil.
28 October 2015
The International Longevity Centre-India (ILC-I) organized a Mini Walkathon of senior citizens to mark the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on the 15th of June 2014 in Pune.
25 June 2014
Launch of the Global Plan on 11th May 2011.
29 March 2011
This Discussion Paper collates the findings of 10 ILCs within the ILC Global Alliance on the subject of housing for older people.
22 May 2013
This monograph has been produced by the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague), International Longevity Centre-Czech Republic.
26 March 2013
Older people aren’t always getting the most from their retirement savings, according to a new report, by Jackie Wells for the ILC-UK.
31 October 2009
The purpose of this ILC-USA report is to gain an understanding and encourage further research on the importance of satisfaction and well-being for older adults making transitions in their
30 June 2009
An ILC-UK collection of expert essays exploring how the 'lifetime neighbourhoods agenda' for housing and the built environment can respond to the economic downturn.
30 April 2009
In a new publication, Global Aging Report: Threats to Longevity, the ILC Global Alliance outlines the urgent need for the global community to work together to combat the increasing threats to
16 March 2009
This ILC-France report describes demographic data and examines the causes of the increase in longevity and implications on working lives.
31 January 2009
The books examine positive aspects of and successful adaptations to aging and focus on challenges and concerns for families, policy makers, and governments in caregiving and end-of-life issues.
31 January 2009
In a super-aging society Japan it is predicted that people aged 75 or older living alone and elderly couple-only households will go on increasing.
30 December 2008
This ILC-UK policy brief is the third and final publication of a series focusing on policies addressing obesity in the UK.
30 June 2008
the international Longevity Centre- India has come out with this book to understand this global phenomenon of 'ageing' and its implications in the right spirit and perspective.
30 June 2008
Two of the most challenging public heath problems that account for significant morbidity and mortality are smoking and obesity. Over the last 20 years, while smoking prevalence rates have declined,
31 May 2008