Friday 15 July 2016

Newcastle University gets international recognition for active and healthy ageing

Newcastle University was one of four sites, highlighted as part of a bid put together by the North Health Science Alliance (NHSA), which demonstrated an innovative and comprehensive approach to healthy ageing, with positive impacts on patients’ health

Newcastle University has an impressive pedigree of ageing research and older person care. Working in partnership with the Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, their Campus for Ageing and Vitality is currently home to the NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Centre in Ageing and Chronic Illness, as well as a Biomedical Research Unit which specialises in clinical research into Lewy body dementia. On this site is also the University’s interdisciplinary Institute for Ageing – an institute which liaises with prominent groups and individuals within the ageing landscape to help translate research into real change for society.

On the campus, researchers from clinical, biomedical and social care backgrounds work towards delivering impactful outcomes for a global ageing population – understanding the challenges and opportunities of; how we age, how we can age better and how we can meet the social, financial and clinical demands, but also opportunities, of a growing ageing population.

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