Working with Older People: Volume 20 Issue 4

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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“Something to get out of bed for”: creative arts for a happily ageing population

Paul Cann

The purpose of this paper is to relate the growing body of evidence about the impact of creative arts on the health and well-being of older people to the debate about active…


When I am old I shall wear purple: a qualitative study of the effect of group poetry sessions on the well-being of older adults

Richard Seymour, Michael Murray

There is increasing evidence that participation in various art forms can be beneficial for health and well-being. The purpose of this paper is to examine the impact of…


Meeting the housing needs of older people: the key to better care and a more integrated society?

Tony Watts

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need for a longer term view of how to address the needs of older people for suitable housing.


Housing suitable for an ageing population

Angela Morrison

The older population is growing but there is too little housing being built and very little suits their needs. The purpose of this paper is to describe what is on offer now and…


Doing memory work with older men: the practicalities, the process, the potential

Vic Blake, Jeff Hearn, Randy Barber, David Jackson, Richard Johnson, Zbyszek Luczynski

The purpose of this paper is to describe the process of setting up and participating in a collective memory work group of older men, with a focus on the making and unmaking of…

Attitudes towards ageing and their impact on health and wellbeing in later life: an agenda for further analysis

Guy Robertson

The purpose of this paper is to provide a high-level overview of a substantial body of research on the impact that negative attitudes towards ageing have on the health and…


Telling it as it is: involving people with dementia and family carers in policy making, service design and workforce development

Ruth Marion Eley

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the need for proper involvement of people with dementia and carers in policy making and to suggest practical ways to achieve this.


Revaluating aging in place: from traditional definitions to the continuum of care

Joyce Weil, Elizabeth Smith

Traditional definitions of aging in place often define aging in place specifically as the ability to remain in one’s own home or community setting in later life. The purpose of…

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