This volume and its companion, The new dynamics of ageing volume 2, provide comprehensive multi-disciplinary overviews of the very latest research on ageing. It reports the outcomes of the most concerted investigation ever undertaken into both the influence shaping the changing nature of ageing and its consequences for individuals and society.
This book concentrates on three major themes: active ageing, design for ageing well and the relationship between ageing and socio-economic development. Each chapter provides a state of the art topic summary as well as reporting the essential research findings from New Dynamics of Ageing research projects. There is a strong emphasis on the practical implications of ageing and how evidence-based policies, practices and new products can produce individual and societal benefits.
Alan Walker is Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology at The University of Sheffield. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, holds lifetime achievement awards from the British Gerontological Society and the Social Policy Association and was the ESRC’s first Impact Champion (2013). He directed the New Dynamics of Ageing Programme 2005-14.
Introduction ~ Alan Walker;
Modelling ageing populations to 2030, financing long term care ~ Mike Murphy, Ruth Hancock, Raphael Wittenberg, Bo Hu, Marcello Marciano and Adeline Comas-Heurera;
Part 1: Active and healthy ageing;
Working Late: Strategies to enhance productive and healthy environments for an older workforce ~ Cheryl Haslam;
Healthy ageing across the life course ~ Diana Kuh, Rebecca Hardy, Catharine Gale, Jane Elliot, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Rachel Cooper and the HALCyon team;
Measuring the quality of later life ~ Ann Bowling;
Engagement in musical activities ~ Susan Hallam and Andrea Creech;
Combating social exclusion through community arts ~ Michael Murray and Amanda Crummett;
Connectivity of older people in rural areas ~ Catherin Hagan Hennessy and Robin Means;
Part 2: Designing for an older population;
Fit For Purpose ~ Leela Damodaran, Wendy Olphert and Jatinder Sandhu;
Design for ageing well ~ Jane McCann;
Tackling ageing continence ~ Eleanor van der Heuvel;
Dynamic biomechanical representations ~ Alistair Macdonald;
Transitions in kitchen living ~ Sheila Peace, John Percival, Rachel Sciclune, Martin Maguire, Colette Nicolle, Russ Marshall, Ruth Seins, Clare Lawton and Leonie Kellaher;
Negotiating stairs ~ Costantinos Maganaris;
Part 3: Global ageing;
Ageing, well-being and development: Brazil and South Africa ~ Armando Barrientos, Valerie Møller, João Saboia, Peter Lloyd-Sherlock and Julia Mase;
Ageing, poverty and neoliberalism in urban South India ~ Penny Vera-Sanso;
Conclusion ~ Alan Walker.
"The NDA programme established a beacon for addressing the multidisciplinary challenges of ageing. This stimulating collection is delivered with an impressive fusion of clarity and scholarship." Tom Kirkwood CBE, Newcastle University Institute for Ageing
"A fascinating and absorbing book which will be of immense value to both professionals and policy makers." Professor James Goodwin PhD, Chief Scientist, Age UK
"The strength of 21st-century gerontology lies in its multi-disciplinary approach, evidenced in this book most profoundly. For students and lecturers, as well as age-ambassadors, this edited text offers insights into the research contributions to some of society's most pressing questions." Jill Manthorpe, King's College London