11 July 2018
IoG contributes to the British Society of Gerontology 2018 conference
There was a strong presence of members of the Institute of Gerontology at the British Society of Gerontology conference last week.
There was a strong presence of members of the Institute of Gerontology at the British Society of Gerontology conference last week. In the presence of 647 delegates from 30 countries, Karen Glaser presented on cohort changes in work and family histories and implications for extending working lives. Anthea Tinker contributed to a symposium on Age Friendly Cities and with King's dental students on the oral health of older people.
James Fletcher presented two papers on understandings of dementia and dementia-associated behaviours. Ludovico Carrino contributed to a symposium on work, retirement and the economy with an evaluation of the health consequences of the recent increase in the State Pension Age for women in the UK. Emma Maun presented a paper on longitudinal associations between co-resident caregiving and problematic sleep among older adults. Giorgio Di Gessa contributed to a symposium on “Health, Work, and Retirement” presenting a paper on the effect of work and family histories on health trajectories in later life. Lawrence Sacco presented two papers, one on the relationship between paid work and engagement in informal care and volunteering, and the second on caregivers' sleep disturbances. Katharine Orellana presented a paper on how the group environment and continuity afforded by day centres for older people impact positively on centre volunteers.