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ReViewing Physical Activity in Older Adulthood

  Fiona Gillison, PhD, Elisabeth Grey, PhD, and Julie Barnett, PhD Competition Sponsor:  UK Research and Innovation Increasing physical activity in older age helps to reduce, delay or even reverse the development of chronic diseases, and can improve mobility, enhance wellbeing and reduce social isolation. However, most older adults don’t…

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Co-developing a sustainable, meaningful, digital platform to enhance mobility and active ageing of community dwelling older adults (>75 years).

Khalid Ali, PhD, Henglien Lisa Chen, PhD, and Sally Fowler Davis, MEd Competition Sponsor: UK Research and Innovation Remaining mobile is important to older people in enabling them to participate in meaningful social, cultural, and physical activities, accessing neighbourhood facilities, and belonging to a community. The adverse impact of limited…


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Improving Quality of Life for Older Autistic People

Marion Hersh, PhD, Michael Dawson, and Panda Mery, MSc Competition Sponsor: UK Research and Innovation The Problem: Exclusion and isolation of autistic people; Lack of knowledge and understanding of the needs of older autistics; Barriers to contributing to society (right not privilege), though (older) autistics have a lot to offer;…


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The gut-sleep-brain axis: Targeting the gut microbiota and sleep quality by individualized non-pharmaceutical approaches to promote healthy ageing

  Alpar Lazar, PhD, and D Vauzour, PhD Competition Sponsor: UK Research and Innovation We live in an ageing society struck by cognitive decline and high prevalence of dementia. With the numbers continuously increasing, it is estimated that dementia will triple by 2035. Besides its detrimental impact on healthy longevity…

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It Takes a Community to Prevent a Fall

Susan Dewhurst, PhD Competition Sponsor: UK Research and Innovation Aim: To develop a community based, easily accessible self- referral tool to identify individuals in the community who are at risk of a fall and/or a fracture.
Vision: For each community to host self-service screening kiosks located with GP surgeries, pharmacies,…


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The Oxford CLEAR Pathway

Sheera Sutherland, PhD, Andy Meaney, PhD, Patrick Doherty, PhD, and Helen Dawes, PhD Competition Sponsor: UK Research and Innovation For older adults, exercise improves fitness and health, maximises participation, increases functional independence and enhances quality of life. Higher fitness-levels are linked to lower levels of emotional distress and depression, improved…


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