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In the aftermath of the referendum, commentators have been grappling with the need to explain the result and inevitably the demographic profile of voters, and more specifically that of Leave voters, has been scrutinised.

Scholars interested in aging sometimes distinguish between the socially constructed categories of the “Third Age,” a fulfilling period in the life course in which older adults experience engaged and active lives in retirement, and ...

The rapid pace of population aging around the globe is stimulating searches for innovative solutions that will help us to create positive answers to this challenge. In recent years, various important and interesting technological and ...

Written by Emilie Raymond June 12, 2016 The concept of social participation has become central in aging policy since the 2000s, framing a new trajectory for older people in terms of activity and social involvement. While we could ...

Back in my graduate studies, I remember discovering Nancy Fraser’s (1997) book Justice Interruptus, and in particular, her work on recognition and redistribution. The idea that justice requires both has stuck with me over the years, ...

The concept of home is now being taken up by many long-term care facilities who wish to provide comfortable living arrangements for their residents. In terms of care policies, the notion of ‘home’ also tends to be idealized in both ...

Historical, social, and political determinants put Indigenous people at a high risk for experiencing poor health as they age. As a population, they live less long than their mainstream counterparts, and have disproportionately high ...

Dressing, personal care and eating are the stuff of everyday life. These activities are so essential that disability activists and scholars argue receiving help with these tasks should be seen as a fundamental right.

‘Doing age’ refers to how individuals construct age in terms of actions and interactions with others. ‘Doing age’ made me think: how do our daily practices throughout the life course impact how we will experience later life?

Last week I had the experience of attending a virtual dementia tour, which was eye-opening and inspiring- yet troubling in terms of ‘representing dementia’. We were greeted by a series of people who immediately sat us down and told ...