Resilience & Well-being in later life
The majority of older people enjoy a good quality of life, despite the increased risk of a whole range of health problems, sensory losses, and sometimes difficult social circumstances. We carry out research to identify the factors that assist older people to maintain well-being, and those that may prevent or slow down changes in function and ability. We are especially interested in what might be done to prevent or delay the start of cognitive impairment and dementia. Understanding and evaluating resilience in older people is a central part of our research programme in this area. We are also looking to develop and evaluate intervention programmes for older people that may assist in maintaining and enhancing well-being.
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