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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

2015

New booklet on social isolation among older people launched by MICRA
12 November 2015
A new booklet entitled “Social isolation among older people in urban areas: a review of the literature for the Ambition for Ageing programme in Greater Manchester” has been launched by MICRA.

New £5m scanner for dementia research in Manchester
12 November 2015
The University of Manchester has been awarded £5.3m to buy and install a state-of-the-art scanner to study the causes of dementia.

ProFouND Stay Strong Stay Steady Campaign - EU Flash Mob
9 November 2015
On International Older Person's Day members throughout Europe delivered flash mobs and/or took part in strength and balance exercise classes to raise awareness of falls prevention.

Debora Price appointed new MICRA Director
6 October 2015
Dr Debora Price has been appointed Director of MICRA and will take up the position of Professor of Social Gerontology in the School of Social Sciences on 1 February 2016. She joins The University of Manchester from King’s College London.

Value of older workers highlighted in new report on changing workforce
30 September 2015
Dr Sheena Johnson has explored the value of older workers in the ever changing workforce, and how organisational changes will affect those aged 65 in 2025 and 2040.

English social climbers happier in later life
3 August 2015
Findings show that men and women born in England into working class families who increased their social status are more satisfied with life than those born in a high class family, relative to their health and wealth.

MICRA presents to the United Nations Working Group on Ageing
14 July 2015
Sociologist Dr Buffel joins a panel at the UN in New York to present research around ageing in urban environments and developing age-friendly cities.

Vacancy for Age-friendly Culture Coordinator
8 July 2015
An Age-friendly Culture Coordinator is required to coordinate and develop age-friendly cultural activity across Manchester.

Guide to working with older people as co-researchers launched by MICRA
3 July 2015
A new guide to working with older people as co-researchers has been launched by MICRA and Age UK.

Participants are required for discussions on ‘living well with dementia'
2 July 2015
Do you work in dementia care? Participants are required for group discussions on ‘living well with dementia’.

Older people join academics to research UK's first 'age-friendly' city
23 June 2015
New film showcases the work of Manchester sociologists and co-researchers, aged between 58 and 74-years-old.

Dr Tine Buffel wins a Social Responsibility Making a Difference Award
22 May 2015
Dr Tine Buffel, School of Social Sciences and MICRA, was the winner of the University of Manchester “Outstanding Local Community Collaboration” award for her project, Manchester Ageing Study.

MICRA hosts international student conference
20 May 2015
MICRA’s 4th Annual PhD Conference draws international interest and is attended by 70 PhD Students.

A Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men
20 May 2015
On Friday the 8th of May The Whitworth played host and participated in a conference developed by MICRA exploring social isolation and older men which also saw the launch of the new publication, A Handbook for Cultural Engagement with Older Men.

Viagra not a universal ‘cure-all’ for impotence in older men
8 April 2015
Research found that older men with erectile dysfunction (ED) who use Viagra or similar drugs continue to express concern or dissatisfaction with their sex lives according to a new study from The University of Manchester.

Participants required for interview study on physical activity
7 April 2015
Are you 65 years of age or older or do you deliver physical activity to adults 65 years and older? Angela Devereux-Fitzgerald would like to invite you to take part in an interview study to find out your views on older adults and physical activity.

Older people must be celebrated as a positive force for social change
30 March 2015
A public debate hosted by the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) called for cities and communities to acknowledge the potential of an older population and value their role.

Help Manchester academics choose priorities for LGBT ageing research
5 February 2015
Researchers are asking members of the public to identify the most important areas for researching Lesbian Gay Bisexual and trans* (LGBT) ageing.

Love and intimacy in later life: study reveals active sex lives of over-70s
28 January 2015
Older people are continuing to enjoy active sex lives well into their seventies and eighties, according to new research from The University of Manchester and NatCen Social Research.

Seven projects set to receive MICRA seedcorn funding
13 January 2015
Following a call for applications in October 2014, MICRA received 35 applications involving 143 different applicants covering 21 discipline areas. Following considerable deliberation, seven projects were awarded funding.

University of Manchester’s Professor Alistair Burns awarded CBE
13 January 2015
Professor Alistair Burns has been made a CBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours for his services to health and social care. He was particularly recognised for his work in dementia care.

MICRA takes part in Manchester City Council’s Age-Friendly Manchester
13 January 2015
MICRA members recently took part in Manchester City Council’s hugely popular and successful ‘An Ageing World: Opportunities for Manchester’ event.

People with dementia less prone to depression if living in care homes
14 December 2014
A University of Manchester study has found that people with severe dementia living in care homes are less likely to suffer from depressive symptoms than those living within the community.

New global declaration to tackle problems of poor skin health
12 December 2014
The University of Manchester joined experts in ageing and dermatology, including researchers from MICRA as well as the University’s Centre for Dermatology, in developing a consensus statement to advance the cause of skin health, and in particular skin ageing.

An alternative age-friendly handbook
17 November 2014
An Alternative Age-friendly Handbook is a publication written and devised by Sophie Handler in partnership with Age UK, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), MICRA and Age-friendly Manchester.

ELSA report: Older people more likely to take part in social activities
3 November 2014
A new report from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) found that the likelihood of retired people being ‘socially engaged’ is 80 per cent higher than people working full time.

Mining big data yields Alzheimer’s discovery
10 October 2014
Scientists at The University of Manchester have used a new way of working to identify a new gene linked to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

The University of Manchester and Age UK agree ageing research partnership
30 September 2014
The University of Manchester and Age UK have agreed an innovative partnership in collaborative ageing research. It will enhance the translation of research into more effective public policy, the exchange of ideas, and thought leadership in research and practice.