Age and Ageing

Event information North Thames Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) are organising a CPD event on 22nd January 2016 1-5pm at the BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London.
A lot has been written about the downward spiral of loneliness.
Our memory abilities begin to diminish in some respects as early as our twenties. But the picture isn't entirely bleak.
People who feel young for their age tend to live longer than those who don't. Indeed, it's thought that what psychologists call 'subjective age' may be a pretty accurate marker for a person's actual psychological and physical health.
Event Details Ken Laidlaw will be discussing recent thinking and empirical evidence that is informing and updating CBT interventions with older people who are experiencing  anxiety and/or depression  
UK supermarkets Iceland, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose have pledged funds from the new levy on single-use carrier bags to support the construction of a new dementia research centre at University College London.
Men who fail to reach their early career goals can experience a reduced sense of wellbeing much later in life says research that was presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Health Psychology last week.
This exciting event will involve presentations from three senior North West Clinical Psychologists.  Topics will include structured clinical management and individual and team consultation approaches.  Opportunities to discuss individual
A paper from the University of Cambridge published in The Lancet Neurology suggests that dementia levels are stabilising in parts of Western Europe
Scientists say they have a better understanding of why people with Alzheimer’s struggle to recognise and understand words -  and their research has the potential to be developed into a test which could help clinicians make an early diagnosis.
A workshop to generate examples of best practice for psychologically healthy older people's wards. Timetable 9.30
Health interventions to increase exercise in older people could be more successful if they differentiated between people aged 65 to 79 years old and those over 80 years old.
A pre-qualification/FPOP CPD day on why older adult psychology is the future
A House of Commons Health Committee report, published today (17 March 2015) says that social care at the end of life should be free to everyone. It also calls for improvements to help record people’s wishes for their last days.
The BPS has welcomed the UK Government commitment to dementia research that was announced recently by the Prime Minister, David Cameron. With some 850,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK, and that figure expected to rise to one million in the next decade, the challenge of dementia is significant.
British Psychological Society, Research Seminar Series 2015: Exploring the ‘always on culture’.
Older people's mental health and wellbeing could be improved if they are taught how to use social media, a new study has suggested.
Speaking two languages since childhood does not delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease, a new study published in the British Journal of Neuropsychology has found.
Anxiety can make people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) more susceptible to Alzheimer's disease, a new study has found.
Having a broad vocabulary could help to protect people against degenerative conditions such as dementia, new research suggests.
An innovative partnership team working to improve the lives of older people across North Lanarkshire has won a national award.
Date: Friday 28 November 2014 Time: 18:00 - 20:00 Venue: GC1.08, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB (opposite Holloway Road tube station)
This workshop is cancelled This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about meta-synthesis of qualitative research for the purposes of systematically reviewing a diverse evidence base.
The workshop will offer a clear and structured introduction to a number of current professional and ethical issues likely to be encountered within psychological practice. Timetable
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