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Insights into the secret of longevity

Too often when people reach advanced old age, the focus of attention is on their past lives. On the occasion of the death of the world's oldest person at 116 years of age, Thomas Scharf, Professor of Social Gerontology in IHS, suggests that the more interesting questions are about the present and future lives of the oldest old.

published on: 17th May 2016

Living – and thriving – in very old age

Professor Carol Jagger and Professor Thomas Scharf recently contributed to The Observer's article on "Britons at 90: healthier, wiser, more independent – but it helps if you’re rich”.

published on: 25th April 2016

Loneliness and the increase risk of heart disease and stroke

Professor Barbara Hanratty talks about a study which shows that loneliness can increase risk of heart disease and strokes.

published on: 22nd April 2016

Dementia incidence for over 65s has fallen drastically in UK men

Fiona Matthews, Professor of Epidemiology, is quoted in two articles relating to a study led by Newcastle University and the University of Cambridge which revealed that there is an estimated 40,000 fewer cases of dementia than previously predicted.

 

published on: 22nd April 2016

Professor Thomas Scharf discusses what we can learn from people over 90

Professor Thomas Scharf contributes to BBC Radio 4's You and Yours Programme by emphasising the contributions made by people aged 90 and over to families, communities, and society.

published on: 22nd April 2016

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