The August edition of the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) Newsletter.

In this edition we cover:

  • New ILC-UK Publications
  • New ILC-UK Blog Posts
  • Looking Globally: ILC Global Alliance
  • Dates for the Diary


New ILC-UK Publications

Women and Dementia – Not forgotten

Life Course Immunisation: Improving adult immunisation to support healthy ageing

Growing Older In Urban Environments: Perspectives from Japan and the UK

Non-Communicable Diseases in an Ageing World

The Last Taboo: A Guide to Dementia, Sexuality, Intimacy and Sexual Behaviour in Care Homes

The Future Economic, Health and Social Care Costs of Dementia

Ageing, Health and Innovation: Policy Reforms to Facilitate Healthy and Active Ageing in OECD Countries

Older People and the Internet


New ILC-UK Blog Posts

Boiler rooms continue to cost the older consumer

The economic cost of an ageing society

The benefits of cycling to society and the economy

Lansley asks the wrong questions on health apps

Water, Water everywhere…are we really drinking too much?

Guest Blog - Philippa Aldrich, The Future Perfect Company: Designing for the Future - encouraging designers to focus on the needs of an ageing population

Guest Blog - Richard Ciechan, in my prime: Wanted: a new way of looking at our lives

The Future Economic, Health and Social Care Costs of Dementia

Putting nutrition at the heart of caring for older people

Equalities and Human Rights Commission Inquiry highlights breaches in the human rights of older people receiving care at home

The first steps to improving the safety and efficacy of medicines for older people

Guest Blog - Gemma Bradshaw, Age UK: Achieving Pride of Place

Do we need a ‘Plan B’ for pensions saving?


Looking Globally: ILC Global Alliance

  • ILC Global Alliance Meeting - ILC - Netherlands will host the 2011 annual meeting of the ILC Global Partners. The conference on "Integrated Care for Frail Older People" will be held on 28-30 September in Leiden and will see the participation of the representatives of the 12 ILC Centres across the world.
  • Our colleagues at ILC-Singapore have published a new report: 'Profile of Older Men and Older Women in Singapore 2011. It is available on the ILC-Global Alliance Website:
  • The ILC Global Alliance has published the ILC Cape Town Declaration on a Global Response to Dementia – A Call to Action. It can be found on the ILC Global Alliance website at


Dates for the Diary

13 September - ‘Extra Care – A Sustainable Solution to the Care Crisis?’ 4pm to 7pm. ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3QB

This event is fully booked, but you can join the waiting list and will be notified if places become available.

18 October - ‘Funding of Long Term Care’ day conference with Andrew Dilnot, Chair, Commission on Funding of Care and Support (supported by Partnership). 9.30am to 5pm.
The Actuarial Profession, Staple Inn Hall, High Holborn, London WC1V 7QJ

This event is fully booked, but you can join the waiting list and will be notified if places become available. Whilst the conference is free to attend, we will be charging a £50 fee if registered participants do not attend on the day, or give us 7 days cancellation notice. Please only register if you know you can attend all day.

November Events
22 November - ‘Preventative Health in the Workplace’ debate
29 November - ‘Centenarians and oldest old’ Robert Butler lecture by Professor Tom Kirkwood

ILC-UK is planning our events programme for 2012. We organise around 20 events a year, from private dinners through to large conferences. If you would like to work with us on our future events programme, please get in touch.


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New data analysis reveals the vast market for health apps – including the 760,000 ‘living fast, dying young’ under 40s who smoke, drink frequently, have a smart phone and regularly use the internet.

We are recruiting for a temporary Events Coordinator to coordinate and support our busy events calendar for the remainder of 2018, build on our external communications and assist the Head of External Affairs on communications around our Future of Ageing conference.

New international report explores the relationship between life expectancy and productivity in developed countries.

ILC-UK are once again looking for someone to speak for 10 minutes on the plenary platform in front of 250 people at our annual Future of Ageing Conference (29th November, London).

“Auto-enrolment has successfully led to millions more saving each month towards a pension, but the Committee is right to call for action to get people saving more. We are pleased they support our recommendations to consider automatic escalation of pension contributions for some individuals, and we agree that a strategy is needed to automatically-enrol the self-employed."

Dr Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow at ILC-UK and who gave oral evidence to the Committee, welcomes the Committee’s call for stronger action by Government and EHRC and says it’s crucial that employers understand what ageism really is.