The persistent ideas that older people with mental health issues do not represent a large enough group to merit attention, and that older people do not experience mental health concerns beyond Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias are dangerous notions with tangible consequences. If these beliefs endure, mental illnesses among older people are likely to continue to go unrecognized, and therefore remain unaddressed.
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…
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, and is certainly relevant when thinking about homelessness in later life.