Quality in Ageing and Older Adults: Volume 21 Issue 4

Promoting excellence in services through research, policy and practice


Table of contents - Special Issue: Older people and COVID-19 — experiences and lessons for ageing

Guest Editors: Anne Killett, Fiona Poland

COVID-19 and older adults in Israel – common challenges and recommendations

Jiska Cohen-Mansfield

The impact of COVID-19 has most dramatically affected the older population, and nursing homes have become infection hotspots. As a response, governments have ordered isolation of…


Shining a light on care homes during the COVID 19 pandemic in the UK 2020

Annie Stevenson

The purpose of this paper is to explore the link between age discrimination and the injustices that have taken place in our care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic in this…


Building relational research capacity in care homes in the COVID-19 era: applying recognition theory to the research agenda

Gill Toms, Stephanie Green, Alison Orrell, Fiona Verity

Research can be an influential driver in raising care home standards and the well-being and human rights of residents. This paper aims to present a case for how a relational…

Adapting new strategies in dental care to help geriatric and special needs patients during COVID-19 pandemic

Madhura Sen, Violet D’Souza, Shambhavi Sharma, Ramya Shenoy

This paper aims to discuss and urge further deliberation on possible strategies to help geriatric and special needs patients to receive dental care during the pandemic.


COVID-19 and AgeTech

Andrew Sixsmith

This paper aims to provide an overview of the emerging AgeTech sector and highlight key areas for research and development that have emerged under COVID-19, as well as some of the…


Stronger together? Intergenerational connection and Covid-19

Stephen Burke

This paper aims to review how intergenerational connections and relationships have been affected to date by COVID-19. It provides lessons for the future.


Pandemic policy making: the health and wellbeing effects of the cessation of volunteering on older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic

Jurgen Grotz, Sally Dyson, Linda Birt

This policy-orientated commentary aims to provide a perspective on the effects of policy changes designed to reduce the risk of infection as a result of COVID-19. The example of…


Covid-19 and inequality: developing an age-friendly strategy for recovery in low income communities

Tine Buffel, Patty Doran, Mhorag Goff, Luciana Lang, Camilla Lewis, Chris Phillipson, Sophie Yarker

This paper aims to explore the social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on issues facing older people living in urban areas characterised by multiple deprivation.

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