Age and Ageing

Older people who live in the English countryside often feel stranded, isolated and lonely.
A scheme launched in Scotland is aiming to improve the experiences of dementia patients and their carers in hospital se
Elderly people are now able to combat loneliness by developing new friendships online.
Today’s 90-year-olds display better mental performance than ever, according to a Danish study published in The Lancet this week. 
Twenty hospitals that are failing dementia patients will be named following an audit led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.  
Welcome to the website for our 2014 Annual Conference to be held on 7-9 May in Birmingham at the International Convention Centre (ICC) which is located right in the heart of England'
Society should have a more favourable attitude towards sexual activity in older people because of the many benefits it brings. That is the message of a paper being presented by Dr David Weeks at the annual conference of our Faculty of the Psychology of Older People in Colchester.
A summary of evidence and recommendations for improvement have been published after an All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on dementia services looked into the support currently given to people living with dementia from minority ethnic groups in
Many people born between the early 1960s and early 1980s are choosing to engage in lifelong learning.
Adults who do not have any obvious symptoms of depression should not have routine screening for the condition.
The Olympic gold medallist Greg Searle is taking part in one of the sessions we are sponsoring at the Cheltenham Science Festival today. Searle, who won the coxed pairs at Barcelona 1992 with his brother Jonny and cox Garry Herbert and a bronze at London 2012, is taking part in a session on “The mind of an Olympic champion”.
Having a healthy lifestyle could help to reduce the likelihood of a person experiencing memory problems later in life, new research has indicated.
Caregivers who look after their older relatives with dementia become less stressed when these patients receive adult day services (ADS).
Dementia Awareness Week is currently underway, running from 19 to 25 May.
Care home residents suffering from depression are not finding physical exercise to be an adequate means of addressing their symptoms, according to a new study.
Using touchscreen technology to help people living with dementia and the latest developments in sport psychology will both be discussed in sessions we are sponsoring at the The Times Cheltenham Science Festival next month.
The risk of developing demen
People who think of themselves as being old will start to feel frail as a consequence, new findings have suggested.
Many people suffer from a later life crisis, new research has shown. Presented last week at our Annual Conference in Harrogate, the study revealed a third of individuals in their sixties have gone through such episodes, with both negative and postive outcomes for their well-being.
Researchers have developed a new clinical pathway that offers clear guidelines to health workers with regard to helping dementia patients who drive. Presented at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society this month.
Our Faculty of the Psychology of Older People launched its new report “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” at Portcullis House, Westminster, yesterday. This is the first in a series of reports on dementia care that the faculty is producing in conjunction with the Dementia Action Alliance.
Conference theme: Sexuality & Identity in Older People
The British Psychological Society has welcomed the Care Quality Commission (CQC) report on dementia care, and says that a greater focus on psycholo
Members of our Division of Clinical Psychology’s Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (PSIGE) will speak on issues about dementia at the Healthcare Innovation Expo in London this week (13 and 14 March).
  Invite a group of older participants to a psychology laboratory to engage in computer-based mental tasks, and you'll find that their minds wander less often than the minds
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