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We’re back from the last day of the @UNECE Ministerial Conference on #Ageing, starting with the Opening of the Ministerial Segment!

✅ Follow this thread for key highlights throughout the day

✅ Or join the livestream: mipaa20rome.it/live-streaming

#AddingLifeToYears #MIPAA20Rome
Ministers from the host of #MIPAA20Rome, Italy, are now speaking on the challenges but also the opportunities of population ageing.

We are on average living longer than ever before. The @UNDecadeAgeing is our opportunity to live these extra years with health & well-being.
@dienekeita (@UNFPA) provides a strong message: we must do for older people now what we want for ourselves when we are older.

#MIPAA, #MIPAA20Rome, and the @UNDecadeAgeing all show there is political will to improve the lives of older people. That will must be backed by action.
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We're back from the @UNECE Ministerial Conference on #Ageing 2022!

✅ Follow this thread for key highlights throughout the day

✅ Or join the conversation online on the conference livestream: mipaa20rome.it/live-streaming

#AddingLifeToYears #MIPAA20Rome
Don't forget to join us at a #MIPAA20Rome side event TODAY if you want to learn more about the @UNDecadeAgeing:

🗓 16 June
⏰ 15:50 - 16:10 CEST
📺 LIVESTREAM:

#AddingLifeToYears Invitation flyer for the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Age
Zsuzsanna Jakab (Deputy Director-General, @WHO) is now on screen, introducing the @UNDecadeAgeing and how it supports the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (#MIPAA) in the @UNECE region.

#MIPAA20Rome #AddingLifeToYears Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General of the World Health
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#Migration flows as an civilisational issue.
Five things:
- #community_identity
- sudden infrastructure provision
- terms of movement
- resource provision
- economic absorption.
#Ageing will also be another issue influencing how and where people move.

medium.com/open-source-fu…
Migration - people are going to move because of changing climate from food security and sudden weather events.
This will mean that receiving communities have to think about identity change. Civic leaders have to think about adaptability from their histories.
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Three recently published #research papers highlight the fact that most older #autistic people haven’t been formally diagnosed.
It is often wrongly assumed that this means we’re not experiencing significant difficulties, and we don’t need any help or support.
#ageing
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All 3 papers suggest significant difficulties exist whether or not someone has a formal autism diagnosis.
Barriers to healthcare compromise wellbeing, and trauma and suicidality appear higher than for neurotypical people.
We’ve known this for a long time, but little gets done.
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It speaks volumes about the marginalisation and minorisation of autistic people that significant inequalities are allowed to persist.
I’m one of a lost generation of older autistic people who policy makers decided to leave to fend for ourselves, mostly unsupported and unseen.
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Our latest work is now online @eLife! Studying gene exp. across #mice #lifespan, we show that tissues diverge from each other during #development but tend to converge back during #ageing - potentially losing tissue identity 🧵(1/n)
#aging #bioinformatics
elifesciences.org/articles/68048
(2/n) Studying gene expression trajectories, we found that developmental trajectories don't necessarily continue into ageing (gene expression trajectories show reversal). but, reversals were not shared across tissues 🤨
(3/n) We, then, hypothesised that reversals may contribute to tissue divergence during development while they are gaining a "tissue identity" but convergence during ageing as they lose their tissue-specific expression signatures 🤔
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The @OECD Economic Survey of 🇸🇰 #Slovakia has been released!

Preparing for rapid population ageing, boosting productivity & greening the #recovery from #COVID19 represent key policy priorities going forward.

oe.cd/slovakia
@MathiasCormann
@LauBooneEco
1/11
After a deep economic contraction in 2020, #Slovakia’s economy is recovering.

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2/11
Risks surrounding the outlook remain high. Supply disruptions are leading to volatile production and surging #inflation in #Slovakia.

oe.cd/slovakia
3/11
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On #ageing from a personal #ActuallyAutistic perspective.
At nearly 62 I consider myself to be an ‘older person’, and quite ‘old’ objectively.
But although age is one of the ‘protected characteristics’, under UK equality legislation, I don’t feel very protected at all.
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Ageism is ingrained in daily life.
There’s a steady drip, drip, drip, of pro-youth, anti-old-age bias.
I’m writing this now because a tweet suggested old people use outdated language and don’t like change.
Substitute ‘black’ for ‘old’ and see how this reads.
It distresses me.
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It’s also dangerous, because this negative narrative impacts on how older people are seen, and treated, by others.
Whether it’s job recruitment, hospital treatment, or dating, anti-age bias has a massive impact.
It affects self worth too.
Those messages encourage insecurity.
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Older adults in the Czech Republic who are in newly formed or less traditional relationship types (e.g. Living-Apart-Together) report a higher frequency of sexual activity than married people
link.springer.com/article/10.100…
#SexRightsAge #sex #ageing #czechrepublic
Those who are dating or living-apart-together show the highest sexual frequency and lowest incidence of chronic disease.

These findings 'suggest that sexual activity is intertwined with later-life relationships and sexual frequency may vary according to the relationship type'
The authors conclude that 'Future research may benefit from probing the extent to which partnered sex is important for maintaining bonds between older partners with separate households' #SexRightsAge
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Delighted to see my paper “The Economic Value of Targeting Aging” -written with @NuCampEconomics and @davidasinclair – published in @NatureAging nature.com/articles/s4358…
Here is a thread explaining the main results-

#aging #longevity 1/12
Life expectancy has increased dramatically over last 150 years - most US children born today are expected to live into their mid-80s #longevity. This has shifted the disease burden towards chronic Non-Communicable diseases #aging and an increase in years spent in poor health 2/12 ImageImage
How should we value these past and future life expectancy gains? Is a compression of morbidity more valuable? What is the value of treatments that delay #aging? How does that compare with treating single diseases? 3/12
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#Thread

Getting my autism diagnosis very late in life - what happened next.

A personal autistic perspective on #LateDiagnosis

#AutMentalHealth
#ActuallyAutistic
#MentalHealth
#AllAutistics
#autism
#cptsd

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It felt a like a fairy tale to begin with.

I’d reached the transformation scene.

My struggle to make sense of my life was over.

I wasn’t flawed, I was autistic.

But I was nearly 59 years old.

And I’d suffered a lot of harm.

#autism
#ageing
#autistic
#diagnosis

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My initial reaction was relief, followed by sadness and regret about things that had happened during my lost years.

And there was a tinge of anger, because I’d asked for help repeatedly, but no one ever considered that I might be autistic.

Time to move on.

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1) I lose track of some things I’ve written about so I’ve compiled this #thread of threads. For context
I’m a 60 year old #ActuallyAutistic woman in the U.K. only recognised as being #autistic at 58. This is a purely personal perspective on
#autism
#Neurodiversity
#AutisticJoy
2) A year on from my #autism diagnosis I wrote this thread, with reflections on the process of being assessed as #ActuallyAutistic very late in life.
#autism
#ageing
#OlderAutistics
3) My (autistic) election experience (I keep trying to stay away from politics but failing. It matters far too much).
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My new book is out & open access.🥳

It reviews stereotypical (mis-)conceptions about old age & technology (design), and proposes a methodology for more inclusive and participatory public sector innovation: Co-creation.

👉springer.com/gp/book/978303…

Thread on chapters 👇
Introduction: There is an articulated need to engage older citizens in the design of digital services, but a lack of evidence concerning successful participation approaches. This book addresses this gap by reporting from three co-creation projects with older adults @MobileAgeEU
The 2nd chapter reviews dominant discourses about #ageing societies and technological #innovation. It argues that engaging older adults in design processes can reconfigure how and which imaginaries of old age and "successful ageing" are being scripted into technologies.
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Today has been ageing without children @ChildlessWeek

It is a topic I haven't considered much, perhaps as I am 40, perhaps as I don't look into the future a lot or plan for it! Image
I look forward to reading these, probably over the next few weeks, as already playing catch up with all the wonderful posts and webinars.

View posts at: worldchildlessweek.net/ageing-without…

#ChildlessNotByChoice #Childless #ChildlessByCircumstance #ChildlessCommunity #Childlessness #Ageing
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Meet Dr Jenna Ziebell, @ziebs83, a medical researcher investigating the role of immune cells in brain ageing at @WickingDementia @UTAS_

A thread👇

#neuroscience @AcademicChatter #ecrchat #ageing #dementia Image
The brain is comprised of delicate neuronal networks which allow communication of thoughts and movement. As we age, changes occur that disrupt these networks. Why and how these changes occur remains a mystery; however, one factor that may be driving these changes is inflammation
Most inflammation in the brain is regulated by a cell type called microglia. Microglia are small cells which provide support for the neuronal networks. As we age, changes happen in both neurons and microglia.
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Whilst I hate preachy posts... if anyone is trying to think of a New Years resolution, try calling your grandparents (or any relative!) at least once a week. 1/4

#KeepInTouch #Ageing #Resolutions #DoSomethingThatMatters Image
I have been, and still am, completely guilty of falling out of touch at times - everyone gets busy! But working in ageing has made me reflect on how important it is to maintain social relationships as we get older - we will all be there ourselves one day! 2/4
Strong social relationships could be as effective at reducing mortality risk as stopping smoking (50% increased survival journals.plos.org/plosmedicine/a…). You might not think you can save or extend lives, but a 5 minute phone call could make a big difference to someone you love. 3/4
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Dr Laura McClelland on #Fatigue in #Anesthesia night work is not equal to work! #EA19 @ESA_HQ @euroanaesthesia Image
Explanation to alteration on #CircadianRhythm #EA19 @euroanaesthesia @ESA_HQ Image
Also we all have lives outside work #Fatigue #Anesthesia #EA19 @ESA_HQ @euroanaesthesia Image
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Physical Activity and Exercise –––– Their massive role in our health and wellness, at ALL ages/ stages of life.

A #curatedthread with tips and resources ––

Tags: #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign #HealthyAging #health #wellness
More –– #PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility
Tips on Getting Started
m.gulfnews.com/news/europe/uk…
- Craft your 'why'/purpose
- Start slowly
- U may 'love' exercising OR Not
- Be kind to U
- Use 'why'& habit, Not willpower
- Plan,Prioritize
- Be flexible
-+Resistance, +Balance
More ––––#PhysicalActivity #Exercise #PhysicalMobility #SixthVitalSign

"Common Sense Guide To Exercise and Moving More!" ––– by @CorKinetic

20 Great Tips! 👇
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The @ONS has released new analysis of the impact of the UK's #ageing population today.

So how is wealth used in retirement and how is it passed down? Here’s what IFS Associate Director Rowena Crawford found in a recent report ifs.org.uk/publications/1… (1/6)
We find that working age individuals expect to draw on many sources for money in #retirement, not just state and private pensions (2/6)
On current trends, two-fifths of home owners at age 50 would be expected to move house before they die. Few currently move for financial reasons, but on average wealth is released when people move (3/6)
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Thread: Decreasing muscle mass in aging: The harmful effects and how to counteract ––

Tags: #sarcopenia #aging #ageing #HealthyAging #MSKover50 #resistance training, #weights #physicalmobility #muscle, #protein
#osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Image: iofbonehealth.org/what-sarcopenia
Thread: 🔽muscle in #aging ––#Sarcopenia RX, prevention –––

#MSKover50 #resistance #physicalmobility #osteoporosis #bone #fracture #falls

Lifespan vs. Healthspan: Why We Need Muscle for #HealthyAging.
runnersworld.com/health-injurie…
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Live Strong and Prosper...
link.springer.com/article/10.100…
Thread: Sarcopenia in #Aging: RX, prevention –––
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Biochemical Pathways of #Sarcopenia &Their Modulation by Physical #Exercise: A Narrative Review
frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
H/T @MathewPiasecki Tags: #MSKover50
LT: Key RE: onset & progress
RT: Rec. of @ACSMNews & @American_Heart
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Super-impressed by Dr @hakim_yadi and Dr Lynne Corner of @NCLAgeing at the #NPHSummit. We’re always talking about what we can do to create new jobs, retain talent & attract investment.
It seems the next huge opportunity for the region will come from Innovative response to challenges brought about by #ageing.
What I love about this is the inclusivity of it all. Collaboration between academics, enterprise, businesses both large and small. It’s the engagement with citizens, the opportunity to listen to real people.
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For #InternationalWomensDay I want to highlight some fantastic female scientists I’ve worked with on the two YouTube series I’ve made w @AXA’s @AXAResearchFund.

(These are not sponsored tweets, I just wanted to use today to mention these brilliant #WomenInSTEM again)

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First up is Esther Delbourg @EDelbourg a water economist & communicator who introduced me to the water footprint of food

#doyouknow that 1 🥑 takes 1000L of water to grow?!

Discover more in this film:

#IWD2018 #WomenInSTEM @AXA @AXAResearchFund #notspon
Astrophysicist and “solar storm chaser” 🌞 Miho Janvier @MihoJnvr told me the effect a solar flare (CME) could have on our planet:

& check out her @Ted talk:

#IWD2018 #WomenInSTEM @AXA @AXAResearchFund #notspon
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