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Social aspects of ageing

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Lynne Corner, Dr Katie Brittain, Professor John Bond

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Abstract

Stereotypes of older people are essentially negative and reinforce institutionalized ageism. Of course, such generalizations mask huge diversity; as in the rest of the population there are differences in gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic group/social class, income/pensions, regional/local cultures and household and/or family structure. This contribution considers what factors are important to older people's quality of life. A case study of a person with dementia and his carer is included to illustrate some of the key aspects of the experience of ageing in contemporary society and social aspects of ageing. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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Author(s): Brittain K; Bond J; Corner L

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Psychiatry

Year: 2004

Volume: 3

Issue: 12

Pages: 5-7

ISSN (print): 1476-1793

ISSN (electronic): 1878-7592

Publisher: The Medicine Publishing Company

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1383/psyt.3.12.5.56782

DOI: 10.1383/psyt.3.12.5.56782


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