Working with Older People: Volume 19 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


Table of contents - Special Issue: Ageing and Representation

Portraying ageing: its contradictions and paradoxes

Lynne Segal

– The purpose of this paper is to highlight the stigma surrounding old age, which in many ways has increased rather than decreased with the ageing of the population.

What do we mean when we talk about dementia? Exploring cultural representations of “dementia”

Hannah Zeilig

The purpose of this paper is to contribute to debates about the category “dementia”. Dementia is discussed, as it is a social, political and cultural issue, rather than a solely…


Have older generations overplayed their hands?

Liz Emerson, Angus Hanton

The purpose of this paper is to expand upon the Intergenerational Foundation (IF) presentation given at the “Portraying of Ageing” conference, which was organised by the British…


Working towards successful retirement: older workers and retirees speaking about ageing, change and later life

Sheila J. Gewolb

– The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how older workers and people who have already retired speak about ageing and change and their experience of retirement.

Stories of creative ageing

Jackie Reynolds

– The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the benefits and issues relating to arts participation in later life.

Financing later life: why financial capability agendas may be problematic

Debora Janet Price

The purpose of this paper is to examine the language and cultural assumptions that government uses when proposing policy reforms for the financing of later life, especially in…

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  • Dr Simone Bacchini