Psychologies of Ageing: Research, Policy and Practice

Psychologies of Ageing: Research, Policy and Practice

A frequent concern of older people and of those who work with older people is that research is often divorced from reality and does not inform everyday practice. For many years, psychology and related disciplines have investigated social and psychological aspects of ageing from different perspectives. However, the contemporary challenges faced by older people and their carers remain substantial. There is a need to connect research with policy and practice designed to improve the quality of life of older people. The aim of this special issue is to provide a forum for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss particular initiatives. It is through this dialogue that researchers can begin to connect with everyday issues faced by older people and can become more aware of particular challenges faced in developing and implementing changes in policy and practice.

Advance decisions: issues of autonomy, identity and efficacy,Ageing well in the right place: partnership working with older people,Exploring the importance of discretionary mobility in later life,Framing outcomes of post-diagnostic psychosocial interventions in dementia: the Adaptation-Coping Model and adjusting to change,Healthy lifestyles to prevent dementia and reduce dementia symptoms ,Living well in later life in Scotland,Psychologies of ageing: research, policy and practice

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