Aston ARCHA helps support an ageing population

ARCHA Research Showcase
1 September 2011

Aston Research Centre for Healthy Ageing (ARCHA) is holding a Research Showcase on 21st September to present a series of short talks about challenges for the ageing population and our relevant research. 

These talks are aimed at an interested lay audience and will provide an opportunity to network with research, business and community leaders who are focused on ageing studies and services. The research centre, based at Aston University, takes a multidisciplinary approach to tackling the challenges of ageing. Researchers investigate ways in which technological, therapeutic and psychosocial strategies can be employed to understand and arrest age-related decline. Their aim is to facilitate research that helps understand, predict and prevent age-related degeneration. The centre specifically focuses on the eye, the mind, the metabolism and healing in the context of the psychological, social and policy factors affecting ageing lives.

The event will run from 10am to 5pm and sessions on the day will include: ‘the role of post-retirement activity on memory’, ‘the impact of sleep problems on everyday life’ and ‘the uncanny relationship between obesity, diabetes and ageing.’ The full programme for the day can be viewed here.

There will be 2 poster sessions on the day with poster prizes in a number of categories. The day also includes lunch where you will have the opportunity to network.

You can register for this event online or alternatively contact Wendy Overton on 0121 204 4134 or w.g.overton@aston.ac.uk for more information.