Working with Older People: Volume 20 Issue 2

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Dementia and financial incapacity: a caregiver study

Olivia DaDalt, Arielle Burstein, Birgit Kramer, Lisa A. D'Ambrosio, Joseph F. Coughlin

The purpose of this paper is to identify strategies that caregivers of people with dementia use for financial and estate planning and what advice they would give to others in…

Sensor e-textiles: person centered co-design for people with late stage dementia

Cathy Treadaway, Gail Kenning

The purpose of this paper is to present design research investigating the development of sensory textiles with embedded electronics to support the wellbeing of people with late…

Best practice for providing social care and support to people living with concurrent sight loss and dementia: professional perspectives

Simon Chester Evans, Jennifer Bray

Approximately 100,000 people in the UK aged 75 and over have concurrent dementia and sight loss, but current understanding of their experiences, needs and preferences is limited…

Care homes lay assessor project – using volunteers to improve the quality of life of older people living in care homes

Kenneth Walter Dolbear

The purpose of this paper is to outline the learning from an innovative approach to using volunteers as lay assessors in order to secure improvements in the quality of life of…

Promoting Resident and Family Councils: a pilot evaluation

Jamie Znidarsich, Susan Davies, Susan Mary Sullivan

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the status and impact of a recently formed Resident and Family Council to determine whether the group was achieving the goals of improving…

Public health and prevention: acting to make longer lives healthier

Charles Alessi, Elaine Rashbrook

– The purpose of this paper is to outline the action that can be taken to ensure longer and healthier lives.


Computer classes for older people: motivations and outcomes

Sebastian Zaidman, Anthea Tinker

A “digital divide” exists between older and younger people in terms of computer use and older people’s uptake of computer training programmes in the UK remains low. The purpose of…

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