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By 2020 around half the population of England will be over 50. We're carrying out this research to find out more about the lives of people in this influential age group.
The government has already used what you say to inform pensions and social care policy.
Thanks to the unique information you give us, the government takes notice of what ELSA members are saying.
Here is my opportunity to do something positive ... to improve things in the future
Find out how to contact us if you need to let us know you have changed your address or you have a question to ask about ELSA.
How does our memory and thinking change as we get older? ELSA 50+ Memory and Thinking is a special additional part of ELSA 50+ Health and Life, looking at what happens to our memory as we age.
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We understand you may have some questions about our credentials and how we deal with personal information.
Whoever you are, whatever your situation is - your experiences are important to us.
We want to hear about the lives of everyone aged 50 and over.
We’re Britain’s largest independent social research agency. For the last 40 years we’ve worked on behalf of government and charities to find out what people really think about important social issues and how Britain is run.
One of our interviewers will call at your home to arrange an interview at a time that suits you. The interview itself is really relaxed – there’s no need to prepare and you can skip any questions you don’t want to answer.
Discover the latest findings and what the ELSA team are up to in 2016.