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Anti-Ageing Strategies and Remedies: Interventions to Slow Down Women’s Ageing

The phrase ‘ageing gracefully’ is very well known. We hear it in media reports and during conversations with our friends. However, a current shift in perspective on the ageing proc...


Cocoa and Continuity: Ageing in the Ghanaian Cocoa Sector

‘When I die, it's up to her to decide whether to farm or not.’ With these words, 65-year-old Ghanaian cocoa farmer Felicia Mensah left the decision to continue in the family prac...


On the Margins: Older Ethnic Minority Women in the UK Labour Market

Why do some of the UK’s older migrant groups have very low-level labour market/formal economic  engagement despite the abolishment of default retirement age, and the introduction of exte...


Ensuring Fairness in Virtual Assessment Centres: Strategies to Combat Potential Age Discrimination

Virtual assessment centres have become a staple in modern recruitment processes, their usage having risen during the COVID-19 pandemic. Figures from analyst firm Gartner reveal that 86% of business...


What is the Reality of Home Working for Older People?

After the global pandemic there has been a general view that has gone largely unchallenged. It’s that the rise of flexible working has basically been good news for older professional workers....


Challenging Ageism and Ableism: Ideas for a more Inclusive and Intersectional Approach

Increasing life expectancy has led to several challenges due to population ageing. One of these challenges, which has not yet received adequate attention, is the intersection of ageing, old age, an...


Midlife Milestones Past and Present

Today, as I celebrate my 40th birthday, I find myself at a unique crossroads between my personal journey and my professional trajectory as a gerontologist and epidemiologist. This milestone offers ...


Ageing with a Disability: Unveiling Challenges, Bridging Disciplines

A recent seminar series at the Institute of Population Ageing provided insightful explorations into the intricate landscape of ageing with a disability, bringing attention to a population subgroup ...


Navigating the Dynamics of Ageing: An Older Migrants’ Perspective

In 2021, I wrote a blog on how the way we view ageing may be a pivotal determinant regarding some older migrants’ health, when living in host societies. The question of why older et...


Can we Expect AI to Make up for the Labour Force Shortages Caused by an Ageing Population?

While technological advancement can be a major driving force behind economic growth, it also has the potential to cause labour displacement. This fear of ‘technological unemployment’ is...


Concept and Conspiracy: The 15-minute City in the Spotlight

Older people clearly have much to gain from the model of the ‘15-minute city’. Research suggests they can more easily pop out to the shops, find fresh food or access health services on ...


Promissory Reflections on Ageing, Temporality and Process

Ageing is a temporal process. Although this truism is often approached via what Edmund Husserl termed the ‘natural attitude—life’s taken for grantedness, despite its inconsistenci...


The Co-existence of Ageism and Respect for Older Adults in Ethiopia: Could there be Explanations for this Paradox?

Old age constitutes the longest season of a human life. The World Population Ageing Report by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs suggests that old age starts at 60 in low-income conte...


A Personal Reflection on Retrogenesis: Infant Cognitive Development and Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

Watching my young daughter expand her cognitive capacity alongside witnessing the cognitive challenges faced by my father, who lives with dementia, has highlighted to me the cyclical nature of huma...


Applying Framing Techniques to Promote Gerontechnology Acceptance in Hong Kong

Hong Kong, like many other regions across the globe, is experiencing a significant demographic shift characterized by population ageing. The rapid increase in life expectancy and declining birth ra...