Researchers from NIHR SPHR’s Ageing Well programme have found that women are twice as likely as men to experience anxiety.
Efforts to make cities age-friendly must be evidence-informed and evaluated, say NIHR SPHR researchers from the Cambridge Institute of Public Health and the University of Liverpool, drawing on fieldwork in Liverpool that included a focus on falls among older people that was carried out as part of the Ageing Well programme at the NIHR School for Public Health Research.
Research supported by Age UK and the National Institute for Health Research School for Public Health Research (NIHR SPHR) has generated a report ‘The Age UK almanac of disease profiles in later life: A reference on the frequency of major diseases, conditions and syndromes affecting older people in in England’.
As part of SPHR’s Ageing Well programme, researchers at the University of Sheffield hosted an engagement event with independent voluntary group, Sheffield 50+, to share the programme’s research findings and gain input from members of the public, public health practitioners, and commissioners.
Photographs and stories which reflect what older residents in Liverpool like and dislike about their local community in relation to respect and social inclusion went on display at the Museum of Liverpool in May.
Sara Ronzi, a SPHR-funded PhD student in the Department of Public Health and Policy at LiLaC (based at the University of Liverpool), is exploring aspects of how to make cities better places to grow old in.
The state of older men's health is a greatly overlooked public health challenge.