Age and Ageing

People are more likely to cooperate with others later in life, a new study has revealed.
Environmental distractions are more likely to impair the memory and cognitive processes of older people than their younger counterparts, a new
Dr Stephanie Petty from the Retreat in York has received the inaugural Una Holden Award at the annual conference of our Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) in Shrewsbury today.
Pop music is being used as part of a memory game in a bid to better understand how it can stick in the mind, even years after being released.
The Annual Conference of the Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP), part of our Division of Clinical Psychology, takes place in Shrewsbury tomorrow (25 June) and Thursday.
Maintaining social ties and joining in group activities could help older people to stay healthier for longer, according to new research set to be published next month.
Healthcare officials should pay more attention to mental health problems, because it could reduce people's life expectancy more than smoking can, according to new research
Television presenter Fiona Phillips has revealed that she is worried about developing Alzheimer's disease after seeing both her parents die following a battle with the condition.
A new study has found.that psychological support services could be extremely useful for
New research suggests older people may make less reliable eyewitnesses. Research conducted by Dr Helen Kaye of The Open University involved 134 people aged between 22 and 66 years old, who were asked to watch video footage of a mugging.
The 2015 conference website will go live soon, with details about the conference themes and keynote speakers. Submissions open on 8 August Here’s what previous delegates have said about our flagship event...
Women who take care of their grandchildren could be helping their brains stay agile as much as they are assisting with the babysitting - as long as they don't do it too often.
Older parents who feel positive about giving their grown-up children support report having fewer depressive symptoms, according to an evaluation
The cognitive damage caused by white matter disease appears to be more widespread than previously thought, according to a study published in the British Psychological Society's Journal of Neuropsychology today. 
Women aged 60 or over accounted for nearly a third of hospital admissions for anxiety during the year to November 2013, new figures have revealed.
This morning’s BBC Radio 4 Today programme featured the work of researchers at Plymouth University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research who have begun investigating whether music and technology could help dementia sufferers remem
A pair of researchers in Switzerland say there is an attitude common among the very old that is best described as "senior coolness".
With six times more researchers working on cancer than dementia in the UK, the Alzheimer’s Society has launched a new programme aimed at attracting talented individuals to de
Simple training in cognitive techniques may help to provide a lasting boost to the mental reasoning of elderly people and perhaps even prevent the intellectual decline that is often experienced in old age, according to a new study at Johns Hopkins
A new poll carried out by the Red Cross has found that an alarming number of people could be attempting to bear the pain of serious issues by themselves because they feel they have nobody to turn to.
Learning outcomes and objectives  Recent developments in psychological approaches to distressing psychosis. Develop knowledge of clinical approaches to distressing voices. Greater understand
Welcome to the Faculty for the Psychology of Older People (FPOP, also known as PSIGE) The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People provides a forum for psychologists with an interest in work with older people.
People who speak a second language are less likely to suffer the effects of dementia in early life, the largest study on the topic to date has found. Research by Nizam's Ins
More money will be spent on dementia research in the next decade so that progress can hopefully be made in beating the degenerative and incurable brain disease, the government has promised.
The Older People's Commissioner for Wales has said that some carers are at breaking point because of the stress of having to look after their loved ones with very little assistance from outside organisations.
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