Are Centenarians the Realisation of Successful Ageing: Insights from a Global Study

Start Date & Time: 
Wednesday, 7 December, 2016 - 08:00
End Date & Time: 
Thursday, 8 December, 2016 - 17:15
Venue: 

Amphitheatre, Level 2 Duke-NUS Medical School

Speaker Details: 

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Synopsis: 

Who is going to live to a hundred years old? Is this truly a blessing? How do we make the added years also healthy, functional years? What are the factors associated with longer and healthier lives? These are some of the questions that the conference seeks to answer. 

Whilst population ageing has been one of the major concern of developed countries, we know very little about the emerging older-age groups – nonagenarians and the centenarians. People in these age groups may in fact hold the key to successful ageing. Comparative studies of the very old population for example, strongly suggest the existence of a relationship between changes in functional health status and the risks of premature dying.

The conference will throw light on this and other pertinent links between health and mortality, including insights into the possible determinants of successful ageing.  Recent findings from the 5 Country Oldest-Old Project (5-COOP) comprising of the low mortality countries Denmark, France, Japan, Sweden and Switzerland will be presented.  The conference will also feature centenarian studies that have begun in Asia.

Other Information: 

Witness the unveilling of the photo-narrative exhibit

SG100: A Celebration of our Centenarians

SG100: A Celebration of Our Centenarians features stunning larger-than-life portraits of six centenarians in Singapore and quips about their lives. Our team interviewed six centenarians from different social backgrounds born between 1913 and 1916. We aim to capture what makes centenarians happy and what they regard as important to life. What lessons can we learn about longevity from the perspective of Singaporeans age 100 years and older?

Event website: https://webapps.duke-nus.edu.sg/care/centenarians2016/

Contact Person: 

CARE Secretariat: care@duke-nus.edu.sg

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