Working with Older People: Volume 18 Issue 2

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Progress towards Healthy Ageing in Europe: to promote active healthy lifestyles in 45-68 year olds through workplace, rather than traditional health-related settings

Elspeth Anne Gibson

Progress towards Healthy Ageing in Europe has been a two-year European funded project led by Suffolk County Council Public Health and involving five European Union (EU) member…

Improving access to adult vaccination: a tool for healthy ageing

Jonathan Scrutton, David Sinclair, Trinley Walker

– The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how access to vaccination for older people in the UK can be both improved and used as a tool for healthy ageing.

Demographic shifts: how an increasing “active Third Age” could come to shape the future of our cities

James Parkinson

This paper is adapted from a Royal Institute of British Architects Building Futures project and is intended to stimulate discussion around the impact that the ageing population…

Co-housing and intergenerational exchange: exchange of housing equity for personal care assistance in intentional communities

Michele Coele

The purpose of this paper is to suggest that it should be possible to devise mechanisms which will enable communities to address the changing assistance needs of disabled and…


Rethinking dementia: how autonomy and control can be fostered through the development of person centred services

Hugo de Waal

The purpose of this paper is to describe the loss of autonomy and control as the core problem in dementia and highlights the individuality of the lived experience of dementia. It…

Familial perceptions of the impact of outcome-focused homecare with older people experiencing dementia and living alone

Stephen Gethin-Jones

The purpose of this paper is to discuss whether the use of outcome-focused homecare improves the subjective well-being of the familial carers of older people with dementia. It…

Who will care for older people in China? Exploring the implications of gender imbalance at birth

Yoshihiko Kadoya, Ting Yin

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence about the possible cause and effect of the problematic gender imbalance at birth in China. Much of the literature on this issue…

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