One of the aspects of an ageing population is the rise in the oldest old.
The main implication is the significant growth in long-term social care needs, given the decline in physical and mental capacities evident among many of the oldest old. These chronic needs are by definition broader than the acute needs met by the healthcare system. Presently, they are met primarily through either residential or nursing care – at a high cost to local authorities and individuals - or through informal care by friends and relatives.
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 3-6 May 2016, the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health (ALSWH) celebrated its first 20 years. Collaborators from across Australia gathered to present findings from the study,
01 June 2016
ILC South Africa, the South African Care Forum and North-West University (Optentia Research Focus Area) with the The Albertina and Walter Sisulu Institute of Ageing in Africa (IAA), University of
27 May 2016
ILC Singapore organised an inaugural Ageing Research Forum 2015 on May 27, 2015 to share results and learnings from the evaluation conducted of various Tsao Foundation programmes and create a
03 July 2015
The symposium, to be held on 6th June 2015, will explore an increasingly influential view in Japan that preparing for one’s departure from life should be an integral component of one’s
28 May 2015
Dr Craig Berry, Senior Researcher at the ILC-UK, spoke on 29th March 2011 at the III International Congress on Long Term Care and Quality of Life in Madrid.
15 April 2011
This report highlights the omission of ageing and of Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias from the current focus of the UN High-Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases, taking
07 July 2011
This report summarises the discussions of two working groups convened by the ILC-UK to explore the ‘National Care Fund’ model, originally set out in the February 2008 ILC-UK publication:
31 July 2009
The preliminary study into Innovative housing and care schemes has been conducted by Jacques Allegro (member of the Executive Board of ILC NL) and Ger Tielen (Director of ILC NL).
31 May 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 2008 ILC-UK and the National Centre for Social Research published research on older carers, in a report titled ‘Living and Caring? An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Carers.
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
Françoise Forette, CEO of ILC-France, explores the concept of functional dependency and its link with the increase of longevity.
31 August 2008
This discussion paper puts forward a radical new vision for funding older people’s long-term care - one of the UK's biggest public policy challenges.
28 February 2008