Questions related to Aging Population
I'm starting to research rating scales to assess symptoms of agitation or anxiety in patients with dementia. If you know any papers or resources Id be very grateful for suggestions
Hi All, I am looking at compiling a wide list of papers or resources on reminiscence therapy for dementia for older people. The positive and negative results, Creative approaches, ICT interventions, standard procedures, etc. I'm interested in perspectives from differing disciplines. All resources/ papers/ leads welcome Thank you!
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- How will Japan train displaced workers for a new type of society?
- How will Society 5.0 provide care for an aging population?
- How will Japan get people to completely rethink the meaning of work?
- How will Japan create a framework for Big Data sharing and security?
Hi all I'm a final year student and studying about the relationship between ageing population and welfare effect. Though I looked for many articles still couldn't find proper econometrics based article to follow as my based study. If anyone interest on this topic or know about econometrics analysis with ageing population and welfare effect, please send me. Your favor is highly appreciated for my further studies. Thank You.
I'm a final year student of University of Sri Jayewardenepure. I intend to do a research on Aging population and welfare effect of a country. therefore If you aware some articles related to this topic please share those with me. It is really appreciated.
Firing one person, you’re firing an entire research group ? Senior Professorship is the answer for mandatory retirement.
In the latest issue of the scientist (Mar 1, 2019), Katarina Zimmer, a freelance science writer living in New York City is discussing the issue, if mandatory retirement is the answer-to an-aging workforce. This question is specific to the US, because across Europe there are already mandatory retirements in place and many young junior professorships programs. In fact already discussion should rather go in the opposite direction. Katarina Zimmer is citing Professor Hagan Bayley from the UK Oxford University, who has pointed that mandatory retirement is “dismissing experienced researchers at the height of their careers isn’t just unfair—it would do more harm than good for science. “ and “it’s also not good for young people,” as lab members will have to find alternative posts after their PI leaves. “You’re not firing one person, you’re firing an entire research group.” I agree with his point. However there are also other solution. In some countries like Germany, already programs are developed to keep qualified senior faculty in the workforce and allow younger colleagues to get this positions. THE SOLUTION is SENIOR PROFESSORSHIP. He/she is retired and within the Senior Professorship is allowed to continue research projects and/or teaching (you can chose for both or one option). The payment is only the difference between the pension (which is much lower) and the “normal salary”. It also allows the Universities to save money for additional (mostly missing) money for additional faculty. On the other hand it may allow experienced scientists like Professor Barley to continue his projects.
The phrase "geriatric profanity disorder", together with its initialization "GPD", has become somewhat of a meme, being mentioned in TV shows like the Simpsons and receiving an entry in the Urban Dictionary. Is it an actual recognized condition or area of research (perhaps under another name)?
We are planning to assess elderly health and sociodemographic profile telephonically on the Indian population. Any suggestion about methodology and validated scale.
Hello, I have a question for demographers. I am working on population change in municipalities in Italy. Are there in demography single measures or indexes that combine and can be used to express population aging AND population contraction (growth) over time? In other words a single index that integrates how population get older (or younger) and shrinks (or expands)?
Thank you in advance!
We welcome MPH students in Sweden and outside Sweden using SAGE, SAGE-INDEPTH, SAGE-HIV WOPS, or any data sets to engage on this project - add yourself as a contributor, and contribute to the discussions here. Use this as a portal to ask questions, raise issues with data and analyses, and engage with other data users.
I am writing paper and would need suggestion what is the best consumer behaviour model for ageing (elderly - 60-79 yrs) in Indian context?
in case no model exist, then what is the closest model. i would want to study and want to make recommendation.
I want to find out impact of demographic trends in population, particularly emigration of working age population, on economic growth in a country.
I am starting a research that investigates the correlation of the reasons for migration befote to move in retirement and the well-being after the change? Could anyone help me with instruments and literature review.
Lucia Franca is professor at The Graduate Program in Psychology at Universidade Salgado de Oliveira - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
I would like to know how to intrepert the constant of a LSDV , given that it´s value its negative.
I am trying to study the determinants of GDP , old age population and life expectnacy on health per capita expenditure and in order to control for hterogeneity i created country dummies variables . Australia was dropped and its coeffiecient its -7.
Does anyone know how to intrepert this negative value?
Thank you !
I am seeking evidence to inform the development of a healthy aging framework for public health (at the local public health unit). How can we as an organization prepare to meet the needs of an aging population.
I am trying to understand the relationship between the healthy aging process and the development of the blood brain barrier disruption which might lead to several neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease.
Finding a cure for such complicated diseases requires a good understanding of the underlying mechanisms that lead to the development of the disease and a healthy blood brain barrier plays a major role in preventing such diseases.
Keen to hear if anyone has compared how well Horvaths' DNA methylation-based ‘epigenetic clock’ relates to Blackburn's telomere length, as an assessment of the ageing process in different cultures/peoples.
I would appreciate key reviews/summaries and published/unpublished manuscripts - looking at for example, ageing, expectations, population growth, time-to-death versus inappropriate use of expensive technology, health care practices, etc.
For example, see
Atella, et al. The effect of age and time to death on primary care costs: the Italian experience. Soc Sci Med. 2014;114:10-7.
Blakely et al. Health system costs by sex, age and proximity to death, and implications for estimation of future expenditure. NZ Med J. 2014;127(1393):12-25.
According to WHO, Active ageing is the process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age. It applies to both individuals and population groups.
With the population ageing world wide, Its necessary to carry out different activites to make active ageing to our senior citizens. From this active ageing it will indirectly save the health expenses and other social support related expenses of the family, society, community and of Nations. While sharing the Policy and Action program carried out in your country or region or community people from developed country or other region can also replicate the program which will be useful for the well being of aging society.
I look forward to get lots of theoretical or empirical study results as well as policy related materis will be shared in this forum related with active ageing. Thank you every one for your kind contribution.
Malaysia is just ONE of the countries with an aging population; there are other such countries. "Malaysia's population is ageing at a faster rate than many may have realised. The average life expectancy for women and men in Malaysia is 76 and 73 years, respectively."
At the same time, many young Malaysians are working in distant places: Australia, UK, Europe, and the ASEAN region. What must be put in place to care for aging relatives in a community, when children, the primary care givers, work far from home?
And, how can we ensure that all older adults receive the care and dignity they need to enhance quality of life in old age?
There is a global trend towards an aging population. In this context it is questionable whether the age limit in employment could be a discriminatory criteria.
Relatively little is known about the association between ageing and health care costs in middle- and low-income countries - whereas, in high income countries, available data does not yet point to a clear answer - with income elasticity and patient expectations, time to death, the type of service (inpatient or outpatient), and expensive technology, all possibly contributing more to increased spending than ageing populations.
See for example, Asia in the ageing century: Part III - Health care. www.cepar.edu.au/media/113850/asia_in_the_ageing_century_-_part_iii_-_healthcare.pdf
Any relevant and recent (last 5 years) analyses, published or in the grey literature, would be appreciated.
For example, in India there is a growing demand of better places, support, and homes for aged.
What is being done for the elderly and aging population in your corner of the globe?
A friend of mine from India feels called to work the rest of his life on the project of creating in his homeland better facilities, structures, and support systems, institutions, and networks for the aging millions in India. The need is particularly strong historically there for widows, but others who do not wish to move across the country to relatives need help, too. I told him that Denmark and other countries in Europe have great continuing education and training programs for aged. Such focus on adult education and support in more developed lands is a resource for developing ones.
As part of an effort to explore the epigenetics of ageing, we have collected matched saliva and peripheral blood via fingerprick. Understanding patterns across different tissues may be similar, the literature on the equivalence of DNA from saliva and DBS is sparse, and would appreciate any unpublished/published data/results.
Is it a helpful method to use with older people? Are there any issues to bare in mind? I am specifically thinking about indoors (home) walking interviews and if anyone had any similar experience?
Diabetes Mellitus is one of the key health factor which has crippled India for a long time. Although as days pass by there are more advanced medicines and techniques to effectively neutralise its ill effects on overall mortality/morbidity of an individual it still remains one of the highest killers in the sub continent along with smoking. What are the factors taken by other countries be it from government or otherwise to raise awareness or campaign for cheaper effective controls -
Geriatric medicine is becoming popular nowadays due to the increase in the patient who need attention/hospice care.
I am conducting a research focused on the promotion of Active Aging using ICT. One of my points of research is the role of Positive Psychology in such interventions. Does anyone know any studies related to this topic (behind most current topics as self-efficacy and optimism)? And what are the determinants of success/failure in interventions aiming at behavior change based on constructs of Positive Psychology? Thanks for any help.
Are there any health-related parameters that you consider totally necessary to follow in a multigenerational aging cohort with a very long follow-up? Thank you very much for the answers.
I presently hold the opinion, that there is a vast difference between Western and Eastern cultures/European and Non European cultures and how they view their elders.
65 years of age seems common practice amongst most Western (developed) countries to apply a diagnoses of 'Dementia'. Prior to 65 years of age, the term 'Younger-onset Dementia' seems to be common.
If '65' years of age was used, due to 65 being a common retirement age amongst most Western (developed) nations, could this mean the age of recognised/accepted diagnosis of Dementia may change in line with current and proposed age of retirement proposals. i.e, Australia is moving from 65 to 67 years of age for retirement and propose to move the age of retirement to 70.
With retirements moving above 65, can one imagine the potential impacts to a business, society and/or 'Person', as the result of the changing age of retirement (self funded/government supported), being diagnosed with dementia at 65 and due to the expectation of 'Person' having to work until: 67, 68, 69, 70.
I foresee the landscapes of workplace, society and home will change...and maybe not for the better.
It is known that the population is linked to a living space and thus are perfectly observable effects of demographic changes on the territory, whether by demographic pressure on the land (overpopulation), is the scarcity of population (population deficits ) or already by population movements (migration) that cause various territorial consequences, since the population is both a resource and a guy in land management.
From a geographical point of view, it should be noted that the population considers geography with regard to the territory. As FAUS (2002) "The Geography has traditionally been defined as a discipline of synthesis, not because it is a summary of facts, but because he always has to consider the inter-relationships among facts. Therefore systems of geographical interest, as the population, for example, are inseparable from the territory. "
Among the major recent changes in the demographic system in countries around the world, is developed, it is the developing world's population is aging, explained by the vast majority of authors in relation to the demographic transition model. This process has generated enormous consequences in different aspects like economic, social, cultural and territorial also among others.
In this context, it should analyze the impacts of changes in the demographic system, particularly the aging population, in view of a proper organization of the territory or the like could also be planning.
Among the major impacts of an aging population on the territory are the system imbalance demo-territorial and environmental conservation. One of the most significant features of the dynamics of an aging population is increasing the inactive population. Later there is the shortage of population, as the population is not renewed. The low fertility rates and migration output, which characterizes repulsion population, coupled with the absence of return migration, prevent the renewal of the population causing a negative growth and may cause system failure population, the inverse pyramid is unsustainable.
The aging population reduction areas is a phenomenon that helps explain different spatial arrangements as the depopulation of some areas, the appearance of voids population within a given territorial system and migratory dynamics of the area. All this ends up preventing a balanced development of regions and the organization's physical space.
The deficit population imbalances can cause territorial type vertical or horizontal. Vertical towards the use, management and protection of land use that affect the ecosystem and in establishing horizontal relations demographic and socioeconomic unequal portions of territory, or between, for example, field-town. All this can result in a desvertebração territory, since the demographic balance, socio-economic and territorial cohesion is important for sustainable development.
The land management and socio-economic development and sustained imply the need for a minimum population, without which it is difficult to face the future. Results in an aging society in general right gerontocracy, in a social breakdown in a fall in rates of productivity and economic growth rates lower, which raises doubts about the sustainability of development.
The increasing number of elderly and functional difficulties to stay active, contributing also to hinder, an aging population, care for the environment, which in theory leads to a deterioration of cultural and natural heritage. In reality, the progressive aging of the population in certain areas makes it difficult sustainable use of natural resources and environmental protection, among other things, in that it promotes an imbalance in the use of resources of the territory, whether human, economic or natural.
One can see that the interaction between population dynamics and natural objects is the result of this co-interaction between people, society and nature and demographic changes affect the constitution of the environmental conditions of places. Thus the aging population can be seen as an important factor in the process of constitution of differences between places and their environmental conditions, although these conditions also depend on a number of characteristics related to the type of company involved in the production of space and the place.
The depopulation of parts of the territory and the appearance of voids population within certain territorial systems, although not exclusively a result of population aging, but much of the process of redistribution of the population, is strongly aggravated by this process. Thus, there is no doubt about the importance of including among other factors analysis of the impacts that promotes the progressive aging of the population over the territory, in order, especially public policy planning.
Moreover, taking into account the changes in the demographic realities of the country, including changes related to increasing urban concentration, migration and population aging fast and intense, is expected to be increasingly confronted with new challenges in the future with a strong territorial impact. The ongoing demographic change should assume a major territorial impact, for example, the depopulation of certain areas concurrent with a concentration or a ralentização urban economic development.
I am looking for information regarding what different memory clinics do when they are presented with someone showing signs of subjective cognitive impairment (SCI). Specifically I am looking at people who present at a memory clinic complaining of a problem with their memory but no paper-based measures pick it up. These people will not have any objective cognitive impairment but know that something is not right. All clinics will look at possible alternative explanations for the SCI e.g. depression, but what I am interested in is what happens to that person when they cannot identify an alternative explanation. Some clinics operate an ‘open door policy’, thus they can contact the clinic for an appointment if they feel their impairment has worsened. Other clinics will discharge them from the service, and if their impairment worsens then they have to go back to their GP and be re-referred to the clinic. I welcome any additional thoughts or suggestions on this area.
I can find a lot of information on the number of individuals with dementia, globally, but cannot seem to locate how many informal caregivers there are worldwide.
Probiotics have shown health benefit. Could they be extensive to elderly living in long term care institutions?
Very interested in compression of morbidity - Fries theory vs extension of lifespan and increasing burden of chronic disease research and application to clinical care.