Ageing Societies examines the myths, challenges and opportunities behind these figures. This important book offers such a challenge. Including international evidence on health inequalities, health promotion and health care, this book will be of interest to a range of social scientists, particularly specialists in gerontology and social policy. The policy process in health and care 5. It describes several challenges which the ageing process poses for central banks, giving special consideration to the situation in Europe.
Based in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law at the University of Bristol, we are now well-known as a leading international publisher of high quality books and journals across a wide range of subjects including: social policy and social welfare, childhood studies and family policy, ageing, social work and social care, public policy, criminology and criminal justice, health, housing and urban policy. It provides a critical analysis of the limitations of contemporary policies and calls for a fuller understanding of the relationship between health and care throughout the life-course. Offering an important, international perspective on aging societies around the globe, this book critically analyzes the limitations of contemporary aging policies, calling for a fuller understanding of the relationship between health and care. Written in a lively and accessible way, practitioners and academics in health and social care, social work, public policy and social policy will appreciate the interplay of rival arguments and the way that ambiguities in the care debate play out as policy ideas take programmatic form. New demands for pensions and subsidies are challenging the national ideology of family network and self-reliance. The conclusion examines how to make sense of the divergent accounts presented, asking if there is a value-based approach to person-centred care that all sides share.
Ageing Societies explores three areas: § the growing necessity for extending economic activity into later life and the implications of societal ageing for the intergenerational contract and the provision of social security § the changes in modern families and the implications the changes have for the provision of support and care for the ageing population § the biggest demographic challenge of all: ageing in the Less Developed Countries where there is little or no infrastructure to provide long-term care or social security. Using Singapore as a case study, Social Policy in an Ageing Society explores what might happen in a dynamic and prosperous society when falling births, longer life expectancy and rising expectations put disproportionate pressure on scarce resources that have alternative uses. This book provides such a challenge. Voluntary and compulsory savings are being used up. Reviews List of abbreviations iv Foreword v Judith Phillips Acknowledgements vi one Introduction 1 10 two Patterns and trends in ageing and health 11 16 three Understanding health and care 27 20 four The policy process in health and care 47 22 five Healthy ageing: upstream actions to prevent illness 69 20 six Medicine, ageing and healthcare 89 22 seven Care for health in later life 111 20 eight Conclusion 131 10 References 141 20 Index 161. In the context of global ageing societies, there are few challenges to the underlying assumption that policies should promote functional health and independence in older people and contain the costs of care. Karen Lowton, Institute of Gerontology, King's College London.
Drawing on the feminist ethic of care, Liz Lloyd reviews a range of international evidence on health inequalities, health promotions, and health care. Reverse mortgages can monetise owner-occupied property. The final part raises issues which are of particular relevance for central banks, namely ageing and financial stability and how ageing will affect monetary policy. Why is ageing important and how can we understand it better? This book concludes that public policy must play its part in facilitating these solutions. The author points out that an agenda based on human rights will remain powerless when conceptualised separately from the political agenda of how to allocate resources. Series Title: Responsibility: Liz Lloyd. Featuring six new chapters, current research and policy changes, the esteemed author team continue to highlight the importance of interdisciplinary healthcare in providing a comprehensive, person-centred approach to care.
Ageing Societiesis of interest and use to both undergraduate and postgraduate students in fields such as gerontology, social policy, social work, sociology, nursing, as well as professionals and practitioners in the eldercare sectors and general readers from a wide variety of backgrounds who wish to gain an understanding of the complex and highly topical subject of ageing. The first two chapters discuss the relationship between ageing and saving and between ageing and international capital flows. The second phase followed mothers up a year later to explore how their experiences had changed following a return to work. New chapters include: - Caring for older people: issues for consumers - Younger people in residential aged care facilities - Health and care of older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples - Alzheimer's dementia: neuropsychology, early diagnosis and intervention - Self-esteem, dignity and finding meaning in dementia - My journey of heartbreak: my parents and Alzheimer's disease. Located within the tradition of the feminist ethic of care, the book provides a fresh insight into global policy debates and the impact that these have on people's experiences of ageing. The study represents a powerful critique of health inequality and will be a vital resource for students of social policy and social gerontology.
Despite a wealth of prospective problems, the author argues that viable solutions can be found. It will also point readers to 'the evidence' where it exists, and include vignettes of practice and 'video' clips where appropriate. Karen Lowton, Institute of Gerontology, King's College London. Our authors range from leading scholars and thinkers around the world to talented first-time authors and we also collaborate with a large number of organisations and associations. List of abbreviations Foreword by Judith Phillips Acknowledgements 1. Contents: Introduction; Patterns and trends in ageing and health; Understanding health and care; The policy process in health and care; Healthy ageing: upstream actions to prevent illness; Medicine, ageing and healthcare; Care for health in later life; Conclusion.
Other chapters consider the possible implications for financial markets. Timonen provides a clear, well-organised, wide-ranging and comprehensible introduction to the complex and highly topical subject of ageing and its global and social diversity. The volume is well written in a jargon-free, lively and accessible style, and any necessary acronyms and technical vocabulary are fully explained to the reader. This book aims to convince readers that ageing is not boring, threatening or depressing, but that it has enormous relevance for the young and the old alike. Overall, therefore, this is a very balanced approach to an important and vast subject area that manages to balance a social critique that calls us to address and adapt ageing socially, politically and economically, with an optimistic view of the achievements and opportunities that these developments bring with them.
It provides a critical analysis of the limitations of contemporary policies and calls for a fuller understanding of the relationship between health and care throughout the life-course. Using comparative international data, the author provides a detailed description of the process of population ageing, including increasing longevity, changes in fertility and variations in the health status of older populations. In the context of global ageing societies, there are few challenges to the underlying assumption that policies should promote functional health and independence in older people and contain the costs of care. This important book offers such a challenge. Drawing on the feminist ethic of care, Liz Lloyd reviews a range of international evidence on health inequalities, health promotions, and health care. This comprehensive, intelligible and highly original cross-disciplinary study will appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Cena może ulec zmianie po wycenie.