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10 July 2023
Dr Bethany Simmonds (Aberystwyth University) and Dr Maria Berghs (de Montfort University) are editing a special issue entitled 'Intersections of Ageing and Disability during the COVID-19 Pandemic' in Frontiers in Sociology. Please do consider putting in an abstract - the has been extended to the 1st of October.
17 June 2023
Anthropology & Aging, the official journal of the Association for Anthropology, Gerontology and the Lifecourse (AAGE) has just published its latest issue, Volume 44, No. 1 (2023). Follow us! Twitter: @AnthroandAging | Facebook: @AnthropologyandAgingJournal
17 June 2023
COVID-19, INEQUALITY AND OLDER PEOPLE: EVERYDAY LIFE DURING THE PANDEMIC Camilla Lewis, Chris Phillipson, Sophie Yarker and Luciana Lang
12 June 2023
The BSG are pleased to announce the launch of this exciting new journal published in association Policy Press. The Journal of Global Ageing is a transdisciplinary journal which is committed to advancing our understanding of the global processes of ageing.
15 May 2023
BSG ERA are pleased to announce a podcast collaboration with the Later Life Audio and Radio Co-operative (LLARC). Throughout this podcast project, Dr Mervyn Eastman and Dr Arlind Reuter (chair of BSG ERA) speak to ERA researchers about their research on ageing.
03 May 2023
In this photovoice exhibition, nine older people from Myanmar living in Mae Sai share their perspectives on their daily lives and what care means to them, shedding light on the importance of nature and religion. This participatory project was part of Samia Akhter-Khan’s PhD project and co-produced with Ben Lu, a 60-year-old woman from Myanmar living in Mae Sai. Pre- and post-comparisons of loneliness show that older people felt less lonely after the project, suggesting that photovoice may function as an intervention for loneliness among older migrants. The exhibition was curated by participants themselves, was exhibited live in Mae Sai and London, and is divided into four parts. The first part focuses on the definition of care and visualizes how older people provide for others
24 March 2023
Long-term campaigners for older people will have been deeply saddened by the recent deaths of two great servants of the age sector: Mervyn Kohler and Phil Rossall. In their very different ways they contributed hugely to effective campaigning by Help the Aged, and then Age UK, which saw older people’s interests advance even in difficult times.
02 February 2023
His Majesty's Inspectorate of probation commissioned Nichola Cadet, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University to support probation staff to understand and support the needs of older people on probation. The report highlights the increasing numbers of older people under probation supervision, either serving community sentences or following release from custody. Recommendations which create synergies between criminological theory and gerontology are made to support practitioners to build on their existing skills
15 November 2022
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London have created an innovative framework, titled the Social Relationship Expectations (SRE) Framework, to explain the mechanisms behind loneliness in older adults and inform future research on interventions. The research, published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, identifies what older adults expect from their social relationships. These expectations get at the core of how loneliness is commonly defined: as the gap between expected and actual social relationships.
04 October 2022
The global challenge Dementia is a devastating condition that can ruin lives and strip individuals of not just their memories, but their relationships, and identity too. Across the world, around 50 million people are currently living with the condition, 900,000 of whom are in the UK. It is estimated that 153 million people around the world will be affected by 2050. Although there is currently no cure for dementia, people with the condition can live well for years. Hospital admissions have been proven to increase the rate of decline, but the hope is that assistive technology can help people stay safe and independent in their home for longer. A survey by Alzheimer’s Society revealed 85% of people said they would want to stay at home for as long as possible if diagnosed with dementia.
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