18th April 2018
Incontinence – a public health issue to be dealt with using a life-course approach
On 18th of April, Alexandre Kalache addressed the plenary of the Global Incontinence Forum in Rome, calling for a life-course approach to incontinence. He also noted that in developing countries all risk factors are more common, as for instance badly treated chronic diseases and due to a lack of pre-natal care, multiple pregnancies and accelerated ageing. While incontinence continues to be treated as a taboo, it is of relevance to all – as we can be surrounded by family members or colleagues who suffer from incontinence and as we might develop incontinence ourselves.
More information: http://www.gfiforum.com/
In the photo: Alexandre Kalache and Carla Girolamo of TENA Brasil.
Living a Fulfilling Life at 90: Interview with Keiko Higuchi, Japan’s Leading Social Commentator
Ms. Masako Osako, Executive Director of ILC Global Alliance Secretariat, recently sat down with Ms. Keiko Higuchi, President (rijicho) of a Japan-based NPO, Women's Association for the Better Aging Society (WABAS) and a leading social commentator and popular author in Japan. At 90 years old, Higuchi has recently published a new book titled, “Hold on! I am still alive and thriving at age 90,” which is a sequel to her enormously popular book published in 2019, “Ready, set, go! You are now becoming an “old-old person.”
15 March 2023
ILC-India organises Online Essay Competition to celebrate World Women’s Day 2023
To celebrate World Women’s Day on 8th March, ILC-I organized an online Essay competition exclusively for older adults where they expressed their thoughts on the topic titled “An inspiring lady who has influenced my life!”
A real picture of a society where almost 30% of people are aged 65+: The current state of older adults in Japan
This report shows the real life of older adults in Japan. Their labour participation rate, financial assets, relationships with neighbours are described first, and then systems such as pension, medical and long-term care are being explained with numbers and figures.