Healthy Ageing in Scotland
Scotland's population is projected to increase from 5.3 million to 5.7 million by 2039
has given Scotland a voice in the Gateway to Global Aging Data
The HAGIS study
supplies a wealth of insight into the issues affecting our ageing population
research will help to inform vital conversations about the future
Almost 40% of older people in Scotland expect to retire before the State Pension Age
Social Isolation and Loneliness
Social isolation and loneliness are distinct but inter-related concepts. Yet, both social isolation and loneliness are associated with poorer physical and mental health. Just over 9% of the HAGIS sample said that they often felt lonely. Most people see either/or children, friends, or family more than once a month, however, some people have very little contact with anyone.
Perhaps surprisingly, some people with high levels of social contact can often feel lonely, while some who never or rarely feel lonely can have few social connections. HAGIS data will help us to understand when, and for whom, feelings of social isolation and/or loneliness are associated with poorer health outcomes. Read more about our research into social isolation and loneliness.
Our research will help us to understand when, and for whom, feelings of social isolation and/or loneliness are associated with poorer health outcomes.
We're studying why there are differences between the age people think they will live to and their actual life expectancy.