The ageing process leads to the increased likelihood of contracting diseases like cancer or dementia. What can we do to reduce the chances? Watch the video :
Francesca Baggio is a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing, in Cologne. She works on biological mechanisms that cause cells deterioration, and therefore aging. Her objective is to postpone the onset of age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's.
Miia Kivipelto works in Sweden, at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. She tries to understand the role of lifestyle in cognitive and everyday functioning at older ages. She explains us how exercising (both physically and cerebrally) and maintaining a healthy and balanced diet as we age can slow down mental decline in the elderly.