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The King’s Experts Series is a series of events exclusively for King’s alumni. Through these events, attendees have the opportunity to hear from leading academics, researchers and practitioners at King’s on some of the most important issues of our time.
King’s Experts Series: Ageing Well
How is academic research at King’s supporting an ageing population?
Over the last hundred years, humanity has made extraordinary progress in its approaches to healthcare. Advances in the understanding of the human body, medicine, improvements in sanitation, housing and education have all led to an increase in life expectancy almost double that of the early 20th Century. These advances have resulted in more people living into old age and therefore ageing for longer.
However, the successes of the last century have been followed by two decades of decline, with life expectancy now starting to decrease.
It is clear that one of the major challenges of the 21st Century will not just be about stabilising and improving life expectancy, but about ensuring that good health can be supported and maintained throughout our lives, into and during old age.
Our panelists are leading cutting-edge research across a wide range of areas in ageing health at King’s.
You will hear from:
- Joseph Casey (Chair): Director of Partnerships and Programmes for King’s Health Partners
- Professor Dag Aarsland: Head of Department of Old Age Psychiatry, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Mental Health for Older Adults, South London & Maudsley NHS Health Trust
- Dr Clare Ellis-Smith: Lecturer in Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, MSc Palliative Care Programme Director
- Professor Claire Steves (Health & Social Care Research, 2014): Professor of Ageing and Health, Consultant Geriatrician at Guys and St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust
Attendees are invited to pose questions on all topics related to ageing resilience and dementia in this exclusive live webinar.
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