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IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 #improvinglaterlife.

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1 IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 #improvinglaterlife

2 IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 Meeting Aims  To begin to frame a new policy discourse on advanced old age  To identify the key areas for action  To disseminate new research findings and development work  To identify gaps in knowledge for future research Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

3 THE NEW DYNAMICS OF AGEING RESEARCH PROGRAMME Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

4 The NDA is a multidisciplinary research collaboration to both investigate the new dynamics of ageing and the various influences shaping them; and to show how their consequences can be managed to achieve the maximum benefits for older people and society  ESRC, EPSRC, BBSRC, MRC, AHRC  Budget = £22 million  2005 – 2013  35 projects, 136 senior researchers, 42 post docs, 29 PhDs  128 others e.g. Advisory, partners, admin teams THE NEW DYNAMICS OF AGEING RESEARCH PROGRAMME Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

5 THE NEW DYNAMICS OF AGEING RESEARCH PROGRAMME PROGRAMME OBJECTIVES  Generate new knowledge: life course influences, changes and increasing diversity in meaning and experience of ageing  To encourage and support the development of new multi- and interdisciplinary perspectives on ageing  To encourage comparative research and provide new opportunities for UK science to link with other countries  To support a new generation of multidisciplinary researchers  To provide a sound evidence base for policy, practice and product development so that research contributes to well- being and quality of life Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

6 THE NEW DYNAMICS OF AGEING RESEARCH PROGRAMME 1.Ageing Well Across the Life course i)Active Ageing ii)Autonomy and Independence iii)Later Life Transitions iv)The Oldest Old 2. Ageing and its Environments i)Resources for Ageing ii)Locality, Place and Participation iii)The Built and Technological Environments iv)The Global Dynamics of Ageing RESEARCH THEMES Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

7 THE NEW DYNAMICS OF AGEING RESEARCH PROGRAMME Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

8 THE NEW DYNAMICS OF AGEING RESEARCH PROGRAMME Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

9 THE OLDEST OLD Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013 Source: ONS

10 PROJECTED NUMBER OF CENTENARIANS IN THE UK Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

11 THE OLDEST OLD MAN IN THE WORLD Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013 Jiroemon Kimura years & 258 days old

12 STEREOTYPES OF THE OLDEST OLD Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013  Frail  Dependent  Poor  Lonely  In care / nursing homes

13 STEREOTYPE OF THE YOUNG OLD Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

14 HETEROGENEITY IN LATER LIFE Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013

15 TOWARDS A NEW NARRATIVE OF LATER LIFE Improving Later Life: Understanding The Oldest Old, 76 Portland Place, London, 11 March 2013  Heterogeneity and Unequal Ageing  Preventing (Further) Loss of Function  Maintaining Autonomy  Inclusion Rather Than Exclusion  Respect and Dignity  Empowerment

16 IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 IMPROVING LATER LIFE: UNDERSTANDING THE OLDEST OLD 11 March 2013 #improvinglaterlife


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