Working with Older People: Volume 26 Issue 1

Practical approaches to work, leisure, lifestyle and learning


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The elderly caregiver questionnaire for COVID-19 (ECQC-24)

Hanif Abdul Rahman, Wegdan Bani Issa, Mohammad Rababa, Deeni Rudita Idris, Khadizah H. Abdul-Mumin, Lin Naing

The purpose of this paper is to introduce a new tool called the elderly caregiver questionnaire for COVID-19 (ECQC-24) that helps to assess caregiver attributes toward best…


Meals on Wheels Central Texas: addressing loneliness and isolation through client-volunteer interaction

Christine Bonagurio, Emily Brunson, Seanna Marceaux, Lauren Sasser

Meals on Wheel Central Texas (MOWCTX) provides meals to more than 5,000 home-bound older adults in the Austin area every weekday. The purpose of this paper is to examine the…

Supporting creative ageing through the arts: the impacts and implementation of a creative arts programme for older people

Simon Chester Evans, Jennifer Bray, Claire Garabedian

The purpose of this paper is to report on an independent evaluation of a three-year “Creative Ageing” programme, focussing on the impacts for participants and factors promoting…


The recognition and management of delirium superimposed on dementia

Margaret Robertson

This essay was written as a university assignment for an expert dementia practice module as part of the Masters in Applied Professional Practice. This paper aims to provide a…


Burdens among familial caregivers of stroke survivors: a literature review

Wanich Suksatan, Codey J. Collins, Apinya Koontalay, Vachira Posai

This paper aims to identify and examine burden(s) among stroke survivors’ familial caregivers for the purposes of future mitigation of such burdens. The purpose is so because…

Eldercare helpline: connecting with older people to mitigate the effects of the Covid-19 crisis in Jaipur, India

Roshan Lal Raina, Asheesh Gupta, Umesh Gupta, Upasana Singh, Divanshu Jain

The purpose of this study is to identify the needs and concerns of older people in Jaipur, Rajasthan, India during the lockdown phase of the Covid-19 crisis. The study also aims…

Assets-based approaches to developing age friendly communities: learning from the bristol ageing better programme

Amy Beardmore, Penny Beynon, Christine Crabbe, Carol Fry, Jan Fullforth, Jeremy Groome, Eddy Knasel, Jill Turner, Christopher Orlik, Matthew Jones, Jo White

International attention is increasingly turning to the challenge of creating age-friendly environments. This study aims to examine the application of asset-based approaches in…

Nature-based activities for people living with dementia: a nice day out or a matter of human rights?

Simon Chester Evans, Teresa Atkinson, Mike Rogerson, Jennifer Bray

There is growing interest in and evidence for the benefits of connecting with nature for people living with dementia, sometimes known as “green care”, including reduced stress…

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