Last month, Global Health Aging explored diverse topics such as elderly refugees, menopause, physical activity and older caregivers. The blog is always on the lookout for regular and guest writers, so it’s been great to work with more companies and guest writers including the regular writers. WHO Centre for Health Development is the featured company for October. Let’s take a look at what happened this past month at Global Health Aging.
On the Blog
- How to Age Gracefully with Physical Activity – Sanford Harvey
- Caregivers Can Provide the Best Possible Care for Loved Ones – Peter Fisher
- How Quality Sleep Can Improve Skin Health During Post-Menopause – Dr. George Shanlikian, M.D.
- Elderly Refugees: The Experiences of Cambodian populations under the Khmer Rouge – Namratha Rao
- Is Gogo the New Mama? How HIV/AIDS & globalization are increasing the role of older caregivers – Sachi Shah
In the News
- Most Elderly Lacking Long-Term Care – VOA
- Promoting Inclusion in an Aging World – Huffington Post
- Migrants could help solve Europe’s aging problem – CNBC
- World Population Over 60 Will Double by 2050: WHO – Newsmax
- Aging population puts pressure on health system – Taranaki Daily News
- Nigeria: Ageing Population Set to Increase Amidst Economic Downturn – AllAfrica
- To Sell Medical Students On Joys Of Geriatrics, Send In 90-Year-Olds – NPR News
September Peer Reviews
- Effect of aging on muscle mitochondrial substrate utilization in humans – PNAS
- Late Cardiotoxicity in Aging Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer – Progress in Pediatric Cardiology
- Older adults’ outdoor walking and the built environment: does income matter? – BMC Public Health
- Frailty and physical function in chronic kidney disease: the CanFIT study – Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
- Nurses’ Practice Environment and Their Job Satisfaction: A Study on Nurses Caring for Older Adults in Shanghai – PLoS One
- Physical performance and life quality in postmenopausal women supplemented with vitamin D: a two-year prospective study – Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
WHO Centre for Health Development conducts research on the effects of social, economic, and environmental change and its implications for health policies. The research focus is on urban settings and includes programmes on urban health metrics; urban health governance; emergency preparedness and urban health. In regards to aging, the Centre works closely with colleagues from around the world to conduct research on age-friendly environments, including the development of indicators for age-friendly cities. The Centre also draws upon the specific expertise and experience of Japan where the Centre is located. In collaboration with Japanese researchers, the WHO Centre for Health Development is conducting research on identifying interventions and policies that can add healthy years to life. If you want more information, visit the website here.
- Oct 5-6 | Washington, DC: International Workshop on HIV & Aging
- Oct 19-22 | Chiang Mai, Thailand: 10th Asia / Oceania Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2015
- Oct 22-24 | Singapore, Singapore: Biology of Ageing: Senescence, Regulation and Intervention
- Oct 23-25 | Calgary, Alberta, Canada: CAG 2015: From Possibility to Practice in Aging: Shaping a Future for All
- Nov 19-21 | New Orleans, LA: ICAA Conference 2015: Embrace the possibilities
Just for Fun
- Art of Aging: Ballroom Dancing– 6abc
- Helping the elderly rediscover fun on the dance floor – Welfare Society and Territory
- Graffiti comes of age as elderly Portuguese try their hand at urban art, find it fun– U.S. News & World Report
- And a quote to keep you inspired till next month!