Social Responsibility

MICRA Annual Public Lecture 2016

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:05:00 BST

Ageing and frailty: Game changers for our health and care services

On Wednesday 11 May from 6.30-8.00pm MICRA (Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing) will be holding their annual public lecture. The lecture is open to University staff, students, alumni and members of the public, and will take place in Lecture Theatre B, University Place, The University of Manchester.

Speaker: Professor David Oliver, President of the British Geriatrics Society

Event synopsis

Rapid population ageing is changing the nature of modern health and care systems for good. Many people remain in good health as they age and we need to continue the push on prevention and wellbeing. However, with increasing age, we are more likely to live with multiple (not single) long-term conditions - many related to age. Dementia and age-related disability are increasingly prevalent as is frailty. These may be compounded by social vulnerability or reliance on carers. Whether in primary care, acute hospital care, social care, including care homes or community health services, it is these issues that drive most demand and spend. Older people and their carers often use multiple services and see numerous professionals, risking disjointed care. Our training, values and systems haven't fully caught up with this new reality and we need a sea change in our approach to ageing and health.

Please register for this free event via our Eventbrite page.

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