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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Alan Walker


This is the first of two volumes arising from the ground-breaking New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme. While the Programme produced many scientific papers and several project-based books this is the only place where most of the projects are represented in specially commissioned chapters that not only report the key findings of each piece of research but also place those findings in a wider context. This volume covers a wide range of state-of-the-art research on ageing, with a specific focus on active and healthy ageing, design for ageing and global issues. Each chapter contains a summary ... More

Keywords: Ageing, Multi-disciplinary, Healthy Ageing, Design, Global Ageing

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447314721
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Walker, editor
University of Sheffield

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One Introduction

Alan Walker

Two Modelling ageing populations to 2030: financing long-term care in England

Michael Murphy, Ruth Hancock, Raphael Wittenberg, Bo Hu, Marcello Morciano and Adelina Comas-Herrera

Part One Active and healthy

Three Working Late: strategies to enhance productive and healthy environments for an older workforce

Cheryl Haslam Working Late team: Cheryl Haslam, Myanna Duncan, Aadil Kazi, Ricardo Twumasi, Stacy Clemes, Diane Gyi, Roger Haslam, Alistair Gibb, Elaine Yolande Gosling, Lois Kerr, Colette Nicolle, Martin Maguire, Rachel Talbot, Becky Mallaband, Kevin Morgan, Hilary McDermott

Four Healthy ageing across the life course

Diana Kuh, Rebecca Hardy, Catharine Gale, Jane Elliott, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Rachel Cooper and the HALCyon team

Six Engagement in musical activities

Susan Hallam and Andrea Creech

Seven Combating social exclusion through community arts

Michael Murray and Amanda Crummett

Eight Connectivity of older people in rural areas

Catherine Hagan Hennessy and Robin Means

Part Two Designing for an older population

Nine Fit for purpose

Leela Damodaran, Wendy Olphert and Jatinder Sandhu

Ten Design for ageing well

Jane McCann and Tracey Williamson

Eleven Tackling ageing continence

Eleanor van den Heuvel

Thirteen Transitions in kitchen living: past experiences and present use

Sheila Peace, Martin Maguire, Colette Nicolle, Russ Marshall, John Percival, Rachel Scicluna, Ruth Sims, Leonie Kellaher and Clare Lawton

Fourteen Biomechanical constraints to stair negotiation

Constantinos Maganaris, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, David Jones, Irene Di Giulio, Neil Reeves, James Gavin, Alistair Ewen, Stephanie King and Mike Roys

Part Three Global ageing

Fifteen Ageing, wellbeing and development: Brazil and South Africa

Armando Barrientos, Valerie Møller, João Saboia, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock and Julia Mase

Sixteen Ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban south India

Penny Vera-Sanso Project team: Suresh Veeraraghavan, Marlia Hussain, Joe Henry, Arul George and Barbara Harriss-White

Seventeen Conclusion

Alan Walker

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