The psychological dimensions to social problems and the particular challenges for ageing populations are key issues for societies. This theme is likely to include ageing and dementia, social psychology, health economics and medical humanities.

Sub-themes

  • Healthy life expectancy
    • Biology of healthy aging
    • Cognitive integrity
    • Mental health
    • Social connectedness 
  • Dementia
    • Age-friendly built environments
      • Urban/neighbourhood design
      • Green spaces, environmental sustainability and health
    • Individual mobility and independence
      • Technological advances
      • Falls prevention 
  • Health economics
    • Dementia
    • Chronic and other diseases in later life