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Ageing, Critical Gerontology, Japan, Prison

Written by: Jason Danely  June 23rd , 2017 During my fieldwork on family care in urban Japan, I got to know several paid care providers, many of whom acted as important mediators between a complicated bureaucratic system of support ...

Conference Season, Summer Season, Schedule, Blog Critical Gerontology

June 16th, 2017 First of all, a sincere thank you to those of you who follow the blog and/or have made contributions to the International Network for Critical Gerontology (INCG) over the past year. I would also like to thank my ...

Economic foundations, aging, silver economy, marketing

Written by: Andrzej Klimczuk June 9th, 2017 Some people may say that the creative industries have little in common with old age and ageing. Nothing could be more far from the truth, seeing how regardless of age, we all use some form ...

Dementia, Sexuality, Later life, Older people

Written by: Linn Sandberg June 2nd, 2017  In 2015 the case of Mr Henry Rayhon was brought to public attention as he was prosecuted for sexual abuse after having sex with his wife with Alzheimer’s disease in the nursing home where ...

Critical Gerontology, Hairstylists, Hairtrends, Age norms

Written by: Sasha Johnstone May 27th, 2017 Beauty work practices used for appearance management are embodied experiences that are enacted through the body, but are mediated through a variety of social and cultural lenses, which ...

Written by: Amanda Grenier, Rachel Barken, and Colleen McGrath May 19th, 2017 Aging occurs in close relation to ‘house’ and ‘home.’ International policies and frameworks on aging are organized around ‘home,’ ...

Caregiving, Carers, End of Life, Critical Gerontology

Written by: Catherine Dyer May 12th, 2017 In Canada, it is estimated that family caregivers provide 80 – 90% of all care delivered to individuals in the home settings (Stajduhar et al., 2010), with the majority of the caregiving ...

linked arms, dementia, carers

Written by: Marjorie Silverman May 05th, 2017 There is nascent momentum in Canada around the concept of dementia-friendly communities. A growing number of municipalities are implementing grassroots initiatives aimed at supporting ...

aging in india, social capital

Written by: Tannistha Samanta April 28th, 2017 The relationship between social capital and health gains has been well established in the gerontological literature. In particular, indicators of social capital such as trust, networks, ...

Understanding the embodiment of aging in Brazil– the interplay of social, economic, and biological factors -remains a challenge for critical gerontologists.