Ageing Well Series

In the 'Ageing Well' seminar series, we will explore ageing and discuss approaches which may enable our patients to live longer and healthier lives.

Starting with theories of ageing, continuing with biomedical and psychosocial aspects of ageing, we will discuss:

  • The most common comorbidities and how these affect the already ageing organism.
  • The ageing brain and the neurodegenerative conditions that may affect memory and may or may not be associated with ageing processes.
  • How important it is to maintain a well-balanced nutrition and hydration as well as regular physical and social activity in the older age.
  • What happens to muscles and bones while ageing and how we might try to slow down the very individually manifesting ageing processes.
  • The usual barriers and facilitators to adherence to physical activity while ageing. In other words, what aspects of physical activity we need to target so that exercise is tailored, suitable and interesting for everyone.

In addition, we will discuss the use of geriatric assessments and measurements of postural stability with a view to prevent falls. We will also explore the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of an elderly person, living with /or without comorbidities, as it hugely impacts falls in older age.

In this series, we will be adopting a positive view to ageing, exploring ways in which we can treat our patients and prepare them for effective self-management.