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Ageing and Gerontology

heart on stone wall.

Alisoun Milne explores the importance of social connections for mental health and how Covid19 has eroded identity, sense of self and self-worth in older people, particularly those in care homes.…Read more

by Bethany Simmonds  |  26th November 2021

Download this free policy briefing, based on Bethany Simmonds' book 'Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care: Global and National Perspectives', covering key messages and policy recommendations around innovative, alternative health and social care and the public inquiry into the UK government's handling of the pandemic.…Read more

by Bethany Simmonds  |  1st October 2021

On the International Day of Older Persons, Bethany Simmonds, author of 'Ageing and the Crisis in Health and Social Care', charts the discriminatory attitude towards older people revealed in government policy and rhetoric throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. …Read more

Jigsaw of head with missing pieces
by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis  |  29th September 2021

Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis, authors of 'Care at Home for People Living with Dementia', recommend a field-based approach to researching carers’ experiences. …Read more

by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis  |  29th September 2021

Based on Care at Home for People Living with Dementia, by Christine Ceci and Mary Ellen Purkis, this policy briefing covers key messages and policy recommendations around the limits of prescriptive, macro-level approaches to dementia planning.…Read more

Pigeons on Scaffolding
by Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan  |  20th September 2021

Caroline McGregor and Pat Dolan consider the dichotomy of social work being both a force for change as well as being complicit in reinforcing social, health and economic inequalities.…Read more

Paint slowly getting overtaken by blue.
by Richard Ward Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson  |  15th September 2021

Richard Ward, Andrew Clark and Lyn Phillipson consider WHO’s new toolkit for dementia-friendly initiatives, which looks beyond medicalised approaches to how communities can adapt to managing those with dementia. …Read more

by Bob Hudson  |  20th August 2021

Bob Hudson, author of 'Clients, Consumers or Citizens?: The Privatisation of Adult Social Care in England', identifies three essential steps to changing the conversation around how social care can improve people's lives.…Read more

Older lady being pushed through a field in a wheelchair.
by Bob Hudson  |  21st June 2021

Bob Hudson tracks the path that has led to the current adult social care policy impasse, and outlines what the options are for coming out of it. …Read more

Couple walk through the rain.
by Paul Simpson Paul Reynolds and Trish Hafford-Letchfield  |  27th May 2021

Launching their new book ‘Sex and Diversity in Later Life’, Paul Simpson, Paul Reynolds and Trish Hafford-Letchfield reject the dominant notions of ageing that portray it as an experience of loss, and the denial that those over 50 are valid sexual beings. …Read more