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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...


If My Memory Serves Me: Virtual Reality Reminiscence Therapy in Older Adult Care

While care for older adults varies in complexity and nuance worldwide, its fundamental objective remains rooted in the pursuit of well-being. As the world’s ageing population continues to gro...


Unlocking the Power of AI: Empowering Older Adults through Advancements in Technology

This blog discusses a recent breakthrough in AI that has the potential to accelerate the development of autonomous vehicles and robotics. These advancements are bringing AI systems closer to human ...


Choosing to Die at the Age of 75: What a Dystopian Japanese Drama Tells us about Today’s Ageing Anxieties

A few weeks ago, I went to the cinema to watch the new Japanese movie PLAN 75. The movie recounts an intriguing story about Japan’s rapidly ageing population. With 30% of its population over ...


Are Older Workers Ready for an AI Takeover at Work?

In today's rapidly evolving technological landscape, the automation and integration of artificial intelligence (AI) is increasing in prevalence in various industries. As these transformations c...


ChatGPT: A Game-changer for Personalized Mental Health Care for Older Adults?

Mental health is an increasingly important issue facing the expanding population of older adults. The landscape of mental health challenges for older adults is multifaceted, with concerns ranging f...


Has the Representation of Older Women Changed in Contemporary Popular Culture?

International Woman’s Day this year got me thinking about how older women are represented in popular culture. Every eighth of March we celebrate the achievements of women from across the...


Digital Inclusion for Older Adults: The Role of Educational Gerontechnology

As we advance further into the 21st century, it is clear that populations are ageing, and technology is developing at an unprecedented rate. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to pay attention to the ...