Working with Older People: Volume 21 Issue 4

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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Who are the baby boomers of the 1960s?

Aideen Young, Anthea Tinker

The 8.3 million babies who were born during the 1960s in the UK are 48-57 years old. With growing concern about population ageing, and the oldest of this large cohort on the brink…

Physical activity promotion in care homes

Lindsay Turpie, Sandy Whitelaw, Christopher Topping

The purpose of this paper is to report on the implementation of a physical activity (PA) scheme – Let’s Motivate (LM) – within private care homes (CHs) in Dumfries and Galloway…

The 1960s baby boomers: future needs and preferences

Aideen Young, Anthea Tinker

The purpose of this paper is to consider the likely needs and priorities of the 1960s baby boomers in later life (defined as those born in this country between 1960 and 1969…

Off the Radar? Addressing housing disrepair to improve health in later life

Susan Marie Adams

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the pivotal role of initiatives that address housing disrepair, home improvements and adaptations as a way of improving health…

Volunteering with older people in a care home

Anthea Tinker, Victoria Berdugo, Michael Buckland, Lois Crabtree, Anistta Maheswaran, Andrea Ong, Jasmine Patel, Emilia Pusey, Chandini Sureshkumar

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence that volunteering before medical school with older people in a care home has on the perceptions of older people.

Dementia cafés: recommendations from interviews with informal carers

Farrukh Akhtar, Nan Greenwood, Raymond Smith, Angela Richardson

Dementia cafés (also known as Alzheimer’s or memory cafés) have been running in the UK since 2000. The purpose of this paper is to report on the recommendations from recent…

Dementia peer support: service delivery for the people, by the people

Clementine Femiola, Mary Tilki

The purpose of this paper is to describe a community-based peer support project in the London borough of Brent, led by people living with dementia for people living with dementia.

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