Working with Older People: Volume 21 Issue 2

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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The diversity of befriending by, and of, older people

Jo Moriarty, Jill Manthorpe

There is increasing interest in befriending services that aim to combat loneliness among older people. The purpose of this paper is to use the Equality Act 2010 as a framework for…

Falls prevention: access and acceptability to all?

Jill Manthorpe, Jo Moriarty

The purpose of this paper is to explore the equalities’ dimension of falls prevention services in light of the Equality Act 2010 and its protected characteristics. Research and…

The health of India’s older population: do living arrangements matter?

Sandhya R. Mahapatro, Arabinda Acharya, Pushpendra Singh

Changing demographic trends in India have resulted in a growing ageing population, and this poses many health challenges for older people. Lack of formal care institutions and…

The health of older adults in community activities

Jack Millard

The purpose of this paper is to establish whether the inclusion of physical activity (PA) in a community programme setting is more beneficial than the benefit obtained from social…

Lessons learned from designing and evaluating an educational brain fitness program

Roscoe Nicholson, Catherine O’Brien

The purpose of this paper is to provide aging services professional insights into older adult responses to brain fitness programs that may not appear on quantitative program…

Research involving people with dementia: a literature review

Emma Rivett

The purpose of this paper is to review existing literature that addresses involving people with dementia in research, and how this can relate to involving people with dementia in…


Community-based research and approaches to loneliness prevention

Jenny Barke

The purpose of this paper is to report on research with older people that explored experiences of loneliness in order to consider community level approaches to prevent and reduce…

Why are relatives of care home residents reluctant to “rock the boat”? Is there a culture of acceptance?

Elizabeth Welch, Sinead Palmer, Ann-Marie Towers, Nick Smith

The purpose of this paper is to explore whether relatives of care home residents are best placed to act as “champions” or advocates for their family members, as is often the…

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