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The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 2

Alan Walker


This is the second volume arising from the ground-breaking New Dynamics of Ageing Research Programme. While the Programme produced many scientific papers and several project-based books this (and its companion volume) is the only place where most of the projects are represented in specially commissioned chapters. Each of these reports the key findings from each research project and places them in a wider context. Each chapter also contains a summary of key findings. Like its predecessor this book covers a wide range of state-of-the-art research on ageing, with a specific focus on autonomy and ... More

Keywords: ageing, multi-disciplinary, autonomy, independence, representations, nutrition, biology

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447314783
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447314783.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan Walker, editor
University of Sheffield

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One Introduction

Alan Walker

Part One: Autonomy and independence in later life

Two Sleep and autonomy in later life: the SomnIA project

Sara Arber, Susan Venn and Ingrid Eyers

Three Negotiating unfamiliar environments

Judith Phillips, Nigel Walford, Ann Hockey, Mike Lewis and Nigel Foreman

Four Financial elder abuse

Mary Gilhooly, Deborah Kinnear, Miranda Davies, Kenneth Gilhooly and Priscilla Harries

Five Maintaining dignity and independence

Liz Lloyd, Michael Calnan, Ailsa Cameron, Jane Seymour, Randall Smith and Kate White

Six Families and caring in South Asian communities

Christina R. Victor, Maria Zubair and Wendy Martin

Part Two: Biological perspectives

Seven Understanding immunesenescence

Anna C. Whittaker (previously Phillips), Jane Upton, Niharika Arora Duggal, Chadni Deb, Charanjit Randhawa, Jan Oyebode and Janet Lord

Part Three: Nutrition in later life

Nine NANA: a tale of ageing and technology

Arlene Astell, Elizabeth Williams, Faustina Hwang, Laura Brown, Sarah Cooper, Claire Timon, Lin MacLean, Tom Smith, Tim Adlam, Hassan Khadra and Alan Godfrey

Ten Combating malnutrition in hospitals

Paula Moynihan, Lisa Methven, Gemma Teal, Claire Bamford and Alastair S. Macdonald

Eleven Migration and nutrition

Janice L. Thompson, Joy Merrell, Barry Bogin, Hannah Jennings, Michael Heinrich, Vanja Garaj, Diane Harper, Bablin Molik and Jasmin Chowdhury

Part Four: Representations of old age

Fifteen The place of theatre in representations of ageing

Miriam Bernard, David Amigoni, Ruth Basten, Lucy Munro, Michael Murray, Jackie Reynolds, Jill Rezzano and Michelle Rickett

Sixteen Conclusion

Alan Walker

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