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April 10, 2018

Poor education and obesity are risk factors for dementia

At first sight the global growth in Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia looks terrifying. The World Health Organisation’s latest estimates, released in December, put the total number of people with dementia at 50m today — and that is […]
March 7, 2018

International and national geriatric demographics

Launched in 2009, ANCIEN is a research project financed under the 7th EU Research Framework Programme. It ran for a 44-month period and involved 20 partners from EU member states. This project principally concerns the future of long-term care for […]
June 28, 2017

Why Japan’s longest-lived women hold the key to better health

Okinawa is sort of a Japanese Hawaii — an exotic, laid-back group of islands with warm weather, palm trees, and sugar-sand beaches. For almost a thousand years, this Pacific archipelago has maintained a reputation for nurturing extreme longevity. Okinawans over […]