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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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Age Relations

Within social gerontological research, there has been an overwhelming focus on the care needs of older people experiencing physical and cognitive declines. Implicit in discussions of eldercare are questions of dependency, power, and ...