We all want to be healthy and happy, however old we are. By 2050, it’s predicted that a quarter of us will be over 65.
It’s inevitable that with old age comes frailty. But getting older shouldn’t mean putting the brakes on life. Everyone should expect to enjoy active and enjoyable golden years. Following a healthy lifestyle is a given. Along with the right information and support. But so is the research to prevent and manage the chronic diseases and disabilities associated with ageing.
Here at Bath we’re playing our part.
Using caterpillars to help us prevent Alzheimer’s, developing advanced glucose monitoring to prevent diabetes, and studying what motivates, or prevents, people from staying healthy. These are just some of the challenges our researchers are working on – and sharing with others too, for the benefit of everyone.
It’s life changing stuff, and in our lifetime too.
Some See a Caterpillar
We see a way to prevent Alzheimer's
We are using caterpillars to learn more about diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer's.Read the full story here
Some see a horse
We see a way to stop us going weak at the knees
We are using horses' knees to learn more about human knee weaknesses and osteoarthritis.Read the full story here.
Some see another wet week
We see a risk of muscle wastage
We are helping older people to live independently for longerRead the full story here