“Historically and anecdotally, yoga has been thought to be beneficial in ageing well, but this is the scientific demonstration of that benefit…We’re converting historical wisdom into the high level of evidence required for doctors to recommend therapy to their patients. [Read more…] about How to properly “Use it or Lose it”: Kundalini Yoga vs. Crossword Puzzles
“In the UK, dementia has fallen by a fifth over the past 20 years, possibly down to lifestyle and education changes, highlighting benefits of preventative action…
A team from three British universities concluded that as a result the number of new cases of dementia is lower than had been predicted in the 1990s [Read more…] about UK study: Dementia rates significantly lower than forecasted–especially for men–highlighting the protective role of lifestyle and education
The Council on the Ageing Society is one of the Global Agenda Councils created by the World Economic Forum in 2008. It addresses global issues associated with our ageing society and has the task of challenging prevailing assumptions, monitoring trends, proposing solutions, devising strategies, and making public policy proposals. It is composed of scientists, public policy makers, academics, physicians and business leaders, including our very own Alvaro Fernandez.
The first report of the Council on the Ageing Society was published this month in Global Policy. In this ?rst publication [Read more…] about First Report of the Council on the Ageing Society
Heading to Dubai today (a 15-hour direct flight!), coming back to San Francisco next Monday.
- Overview: Network of Global Agenda Councils
- List of Councils: Here
- List of Members: Here
- Members of Ageing Society Council: Here
- Info on 2009 Summit: Here
- Report from 2008 Summit: Here (opens PDF in new window)
Twitter: #WEFDubai. Will tweet during the event, and blog about it next week.