Working with Older People: Volume 21 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


Table of contents - Special Issue: Psychologies of ageing: research, policy and practice

Guest Editors: Michael Murray, Carol Holland, Elizabeth Peel

Advance Decisions: issues of autonomy, identity and efficacy

Sue Wilkinson

The purpose of this paper is to introduce Advance Decisions, address low uptake and examine fundamental issues that can inform the development of policy and practice in this area.

Framing outcomes of post-diagnostic psychosocial interventions in dementia: the Adaptation-Coping Model and adjusting to change

Dawn Brooker, Rose-Marie Dröes, Shirley Evans

The purpose of this paper is to describe the Adaptation-Coping Model developed by Dröes in the Netherlands to frame the process of optimal adjustment for people diagnosed with…

Living well in later life in Scotland

Anne Hendry

The purpose of this paper is to describe the development, implementation and early impact of a national action plan for active and healthy ageing in Scotland.

Healthy lifestyles to prevent dementia and reduce dementia symptoms

Eef Hogervorst

Dementia is a growing problem worldwide, due to an ageing population. It has significant human and economic costs. There is no effective medical treatment. The paper aims to…

Ageing well in the right place: partnership working with older people

Judith Sixsmith, Mei Lan Fang, Ryan Woolrych, Sarah L. Canham, Lupin Battersby, Andrew Sixsmith

The provision of home and community supports can enable people to successfully age-in-place by improving physical and mental health, supporting social participation and enhancing…


Exploring the importance of discretionary mobility in later life

Charles Musselwhite

Travel and mobility for older people has typically focussed on the practical benefits to the individual, for example, in meeting utilitarian needs of shopping, appointments and…

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