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Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
Age UK aims to improve outcomes for older people in a wide variety of areas that may affect their lives. First-class research, knowledge and research partnerships support this aim. We:
At Age UK, we focus our research funds exclusively on later life.
Our research supports Age UK’s vision of a world in which older people flourish.
Find out more about Age UK's vision and aims
To achieve this vision, Age UK focuses on five core areas of work
We also work on issues that may relate to one or more of the areas at any one time, for example prejudice and discrimination against older people.
Cognitive decline and dementia represent one of the greatest health challenges of the 21st century.
Age UK funds The Disconnected Mind, a multidisciplinary research programme on cognitive ageing led by Professor Ian Deary at the University of Edinburgh.
The programme aims to understand how changes in the brain's white matter - its connectivity - contribute to age-related cognitive decline in people.
Find out more on this site or visit the University's website
Advice and guidance on research with older people
There are several excellent resources available for researchers.
Studies that involve NHS patients may be eligible for service support from the NIHR Clinical Research Network.
Find out more about the CRN or you can visit the CRN pages for researchers.
Advice on clinical research and CRN support specifically for age-related studies is available from the Network's Age and Ageing Specialty Group. For more information, including details for your local representative, and to watch a video about Brian, an older particpant in research, visit the Group's website.
DeNDRoN has a Toolkit for Care Home Research.
The LSE School of Social Care Research has a page of Research Methods Reviews, which are written by experts, on topics such as end-of-life care and care home research methods.
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This factsheet, which is updated on a monthly basis, is the most up-to-date source of publicly available, general information on people in later life in the UK.
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PDF stands for ‘portable document format’.
Most downloads on this website are PDFs. We use this format to ensure that the document looks the same on everyone’s computer (website pages, by contrast, appear differently depending on how people have set their computer up).
Computers use a program called Adobe Acrobat Reader to download PDFs. If you try clicking on a link to download a PDF and it doesn’t work, you will need to install Adobe Acrobat Reader onto your computer.
The process is quite straightforward and is free.
PDFs cannot be changed. If you need to be able to type into a downloaded document (for example, if we are offering a letter template that you need to put your name on) we will provide it as a Microsoft Word document rather than a PDF. You can then download it, type into it and save it to your computer.
Downloads will open on your computer in a new browser window.
Inside this window (below all your web browser menus), there will be a toolbar with options for you to print or save the document.
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We have made every effort to make our PDFs accessible to screen readers. Here is an overview of your accessibility options available in Acrobat Reader. Please ensure that you have downloaded the latest version of Acrobat Reader from the Adobe Reader website to ensure that they are included in your version of the programme.
You can use Adobe Reader to read a PDF out loud with the following shortcut keys:
You can also convert a PDF into a web page by following these steps:
You can convert a PDF document into a text file for use with other software and hardware such as Braille printers by opening the PDF and choosing ‘Save as text’ from the File menu.
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