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Developing age-friendly Towns and Cities: phase 1

Throughout the world we are seeing ageing populations and an increase in the number of people living in cities.

November 2013 - July 2015

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Evaluating the impact of removing universal benefits

Older people in the UK can receive a range of welfare benefits including universal and conditional benefits.

April 2013 - May 2014

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Developing age-friendly Towns and Cities: phase 2

This research followed on from a previous SPHR project where a new method was developed to assess how ‘age-friendly’ cities and communities were. This project tested and refined the new assessment method, known as an evaluation tool.

January 2016 - March 2017

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Inequitable access to preventive and therapeutic health interventions for older people and the consequences of Intervention-Generated Inequalities (IGIs)

The aim of this project was to explore how older people may or may not experience ageism.

October 2013 - March 2017

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Personalising preventive health interventions

In this project SPHR researchers aimed to improve evidence on cardiovascular risk factors in later life to help people age well.

September 2013 - March 2017

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Modelling cardiovascular disease and dementia in ageing population

This project developed computer models to estimate the value for money of interventions for cardiovascular diseases and dementia, and the impact these interventions on healthcare demand.

April 2014 - March 2017

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What factors make ‘age-friendly environments’ effective?

A new study, published in the journal Systematic Reviews, conducted by researchers at the University of Liverpool and Newcastle University has identified the most effective initiatives for promoting respect and social inclusion for older people living in the community.

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Sensory impairments increase the risk of frailty in later life

Research by Ann Liljas, NIHR SPHR PhD student at UCL, and colleagues has shown that older community-dwelling English adults with self-reported hearing problems and poor vision, respectively, have increased risks of frailty over four years.

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Report: Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults

Changing risk behaviours and promoting cognitive health in older adults: an evidence-based resource for local authorities and commissioners.

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Age friendly cities – evaluation tool

SPHR researchers from LiLaC (Liverpool) and Cambridge have developed an evaluation tool for Age-Friendly City initiatives that has been applied in Liverpool.

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