Mental Health & Ageing

Men playing chess.jpgIt has been proven that we’re living longer than ever before – but are we living well?

As life expectancy increases, the number of people affected by age-related conditions increases too. This can include mental health problems such as Alzheimer’s Disease, memory loss and dementia.

Research is needed to identify the determinants of good mental health into later life, and that’s the aim of the Silver Santé Study. Our findings will contribute to important discussions around safeguarding quality of life for more of the population. They will also inform healthcare providers and policy makers on interventions to help reduce the cost/care burden on health services caused by age-associated diseases.

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Looking after our minds as well as our bodies, and investigating how mental well-being can be retained into old age, is vital to keep us all healthy – and happy – for the rest of our lives.