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The International Longevity Centre-UK is the leading think tank on longevity and demographic change. It is an independent, non-partisan think tank dedicated to addressing issues of longevity, ageing and population change. We develop ideas, undertake research and create a forum for debate.

Much of our work is directed at the highest levels of government and the civil service, both in London and Brussels. We have a reputation as a respected think tank which works, often with key partner organisations, to inform important decision-making processes. We are aided in this work by our Chief Executive, Baroness Sally Greengross, former director-general of Age Concern and now a cross-bench peer.

Our policy remit is broad, and covers everything from pensions and financial planning, to health and social care, housing design, and age discrimination. We work primarily with central government, but also actively build relationships with local government, the private sector and relevant professional and academic associations.

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NEWS:

Welcome to the December edition of the ILC-UK Update.

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PUBLICATIONS

Human mortality remains at 100 percent; we all eventually die. Ideally, we should all be well informed on end of life choices and how we die should be in our own control.

Dehydration is an unnecessary and potentially dangerous state for those experiencing it.

Harnessing the power of older workers is a vital component of any long-term strategy to rejuvenate economic growth across the Europe.

Growing divorce rates in old age could contribute to increasing isolation and a greater need for formal care, argues the ILC-UK.

This think piece, published by the ILC-UK, with the support of Sanofi Pasteur MSD, explores the extent to which England’s public health structures are able to respond to our ageing population after the radical reforms introduced by the Health and Social Care Act in 2012.

The whole of Europe is going grey, but in Europe’s Ageing Demography, we show that Eastern Europe will be hit the hardest by the brewing demographic storm.

BLOGS:

Today we’ll be visiting the House of Lords to raise awareness of young-onset dementia. Along with our colleagues at University College London, we’re very excited to be involved in organising this event and hope to spend a productive afternoon raising awareness that dementia can affect younger people; that it doesn’t only affect memory, and that better support is required to meet the particular needs of people with different symptoms and a younger age.

Our retirement expectations are unsustainable. Warren Buffet forecast this already in 1975. By 2014 he was describing the impact on public sector finances as a “giant financial tapeworm”. The thing about tapeworms is that left untreated you can live with them for a long time, before they suddenly make you sick. Or dead.

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EVENTS:

14th January 2015; 08:30 (for an 08:45 start) - 10:30; EY, 1 More...

Tuesday 24th February 2015; 10:00 - 16:00; ILC-UK, 11 Tufton Street,...