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Our culture has created a new dimension of ageism that equates hyper-cognitive abilities with successful aging. Even the Alzheimer Society of Canada advises to “keep your brain active every day” and “that a healthy brain can ...

Historically, the idea of ‘generational conflict’ made its way into pop culture in the 1960s, posing a strong argument about the existence of a generational gap.

Written by: Alisa Grigorovich January 25, 2017 Recent public attention has been drawn to sexualized interactions between older residents living in long-term care through highly publicised nursing home scandals. What is less known is ...


Population ageing and international migration are two of the major societal trends that European societies are facing today. These trends affect not only the ways in which we conceive aging and old age but also the manner in which ...

Written by: Julia Rozanova, PhD  January 12, 2017 As we are going through the cycle of life, we face crossing cultural and institutional boundaries that separate one age-related category from another; a doctor recommends doing ...

As we look back on the past year, we wish to acknowledge those who have followed the blog and contributed their work to the INCG.

Researching with social recognition theory will eventually require more sophisticated research methodologies to grasp personal experiences of older people in later life.

From ‘dependence’, to ‘successful ageing’, the dominant discourses of ageing and well-being are on the move again as the World Health Organisation introduces a new ‘functional ability’ policy framework.

Physical activity

Varying discourses regarding ‘aging well’ have been criticized – rightly – with respect to who has the capacity to engage in the premises therein, and for attaching moral and prescriptive values to busy and active lifestyles.

population ageing

Nowadays the importance of population ageing is widely accepted. Researchers produce a rich body of knowledge on it, and policymakers’ carry out the reform welfare states in reaction to it.