There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Extract from an article by Marta Woolford, PhD Candidate and Research Officer at the Department of Forensic Medicine, Monash University Older people in nursing homes or aged care facilities are often locked up “for their own safety”. But our review shows there’s little justification in most cases for this unfair and unreasonable practice. In most cases, … [Read More] There’s no need to lock older people into nursing homes ‘for their own safety’ – The Conversation

Which Countries Make the Most of their Older People and Who Lags Behind? – The Conversation

Extract form an article by Ashgar Zaidi, Professor in International Social Policy, University of Southhampton Advances in health and social welfare in the 20th century ushered in a golden age for humanity. We’re living longer and in better health than ever before. Someone born in London today, for example, could expect to live 30 years … [Read More] Which Countries Make the Most of their Older People and Who Lags Behind? – The Conversation

Psychologies of Ageing: Research, policy and practice – Working with Older People

ABSTRACT Purpose: A frequent concern of older people and of those who work with older people is that research is often divorced from reality and does not inform everyday practice. For many years, psychology and related disciplines have investigated the social and psychological aspects of ageing from different perspectives. However, the contemporary challenges faced by … [Read More] Psychologies of Ageing: Research, policy and practice – Working with Older People

Review of Public Transport Needs of Older People in European Context – Journal of Population Ageing

ABSTRACT People’s life expectancy is increasing throughout the world as a result of improved living standards and medical advances. The natural ageing process is accompanied by physiological changes which can have significant consequences for mobility. As a consequence, older people tend to make fewer journeys than other adults and may change their transport mode. Access … [Read More] Review of Public Transport Needs of Older People in European Context – Journal of Population Ageing

Dementia and Spirituality – Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Library

A selection of materials available form the Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Library* Dementia and faith 2016 : equipping God’s people to take on the challenge of dementia : official symposium DVD  In February, our Dementia and Faith Symposium brought together healthcare professionals, pastoral workers and those personally caring for people with dementia, for the 2016 Dementia … [Read More] Dementia and Spirituality – Alzheimer’s Australia NSW Library

Practice Change Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities: What Works, and Why? – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

ABSTRACT Over the past three decades, there has been a notable increase in studies of practice change interventions in long-term care (LTC) settings. This review, based on a modified realist approach, addresses the following questions:What practice change intervention characteristics work? And, in what circumstances do they work and why? A modified realist approach was applied … [Read More] Practice Change Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities: What Works, and Why? – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

Preserving Dignity in Later Life – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

ABSTRACT This article examines how elders who receive social care in the community experience loss of dignity and how they preserve their dignity. Qualitative research revealed that loss of dignity is a major concern for these elders and that they preserve their dignity differently, ranging from actively engaging with life to detaching themselves from life. … [Read More] Preserving Dignity in Later Life – Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue Canadienne du Vieillissement

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