Celebrating a new Memorandum of Understanding with Cochrane Portugal
Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership and Cochrane Portugal recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
New scoping review on research priority setting for older adults
We have carried out a scoping review to help informing our programme of work. Some key findings:
Helping older people live well at home: mapping the evidence
Cochrane UK has just published a new blog: Helping older people live well at home: mapping the evidence by Jo Thompson Coon, Mary Fredlund, Abi Hall and Malcolm Turner. This evidently cochrane blog features our published CCGAP evidence and gap map . A team from the University of Exeter write about evidence gap maps, a way of visually presenting an overview of the available evidence on health topics and showing where the gaps are.
Celebrating the UN International Day of Older Persons 2021
The UN International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) is a special date that marks the United Nations (UN) recognition of the opportunities and challenges of population ageing in the 21st century. We would like to join the celebration of this special day by sharing some of the high-quality evidence from the Cochrane Library and the Campbell Collaboration produced over the past twelve months. The COVID-19 pandemic remained a top priority, but relevant evidence was also produced regarding other several key topics for older adults.
Health, social care and technological interventions to improve functional ability of older adults: An evidence and gap map
A new analysis called an evidence and gap map has mapped what we know about improving the functional ability of older adults living at home or in nursing homes, retirement homes, or other long-term care facilities.
Are we measuring the right function outcomes for older adults in reviews by the Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group?
Read our latest paper that explores the assessment of functional ability of older adults, and evaluation of effects/applicability of findings for this age group in reviews of the Cochrane Musculoeskeletal group.This research project was a collaboration between Cochrane Campbell Global Ageing Partnership and the Cochrane Musculoeskeletal group. Congratulations to Nicole Janusz and the team for this relevant research.
Special edition Cochrane Library app 'Focus on healthy Ageing'
The December 2020 special issue of the Cochrane Library App has been published, titled ‘December 2020: focus on healthy ageing’.
Special Collection: Physical activity for healthy ageing
On 26th November 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) launched their guidelines on physical activity and sedentary behaviour.
WHO International Consortium on Metrics and Evidence for Healthy Ageing
WHO launched an International Consortium on Metrics and Evidence for Healthy Ageing in 2017 with 50+ experts from all WHO regions including policy-makers, civil society organizers and researchers to channel global expertise and contribute to work identified as priorities. A key priority included developing the methods and contents for the Global Baseline Report for the Decade of Healthy Ageing. The report is designated as a WHO global public health good.
UN International Day of Older Persons 30th anniversary
This 30th anniversary event was hosted by The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs and the NGO Committee on Ageing.The UNIDOP 2020 event promoted the Decade of Healthy Ageing (2020-2030) that helps to bring together UN experts, civil society, government and the health professions to discuss the five strategic objectives of the Global Strategy and Action plan on Ageing and Health while noting the progress and challenges in their realization.