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Book

Dependency and interdependency in old age: theoretical perspectives and policy alternatives

Editors:
PHILLIPSON Chris, BERNARD Miriam, STRANG Patricia
Publisher:
Croom Helm/British Society of Gerontology
Publication year:
1986
Pagination:
371p., tables, bibliogs.
Place of publication:
London
Journal article

Then and now: evolving community in the context of a retirement village

Authors:
BERNARD Miriam, et al
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 32(1), January 2012, pp.103-129.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

Whilst there has been considerable research into retirement villages in the United States and Australia, there is little data in the United Kingdom about what it is like to live in retirement communities, how they evolve over time and whether they enhance people's lifestyle aspirations and quality of life. This paper examines these issues through the lens of ‘community’ and in the context of Denham Garden Village: a purpose-built retirement village in Buckinghamshire. Interviews were held with 52 residents and 16 individuals associated with a variety of organisations involved in the (re)development of the retirement village. The paper focuses on how community was conceptualised, experienced and understood both in the early days of the village, and now subsequent to its redevelopment. In conclusion, the authors suggest that the findings question the extent to which community evolves over time and raise important questions about how socially cohesive such retirement villages are.

Book

Critical issues in social work with older people

Authors:
RAY Mo, BERNARD Miriam, PHILLIPS Judith
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication year:
2009
Pagination:
187p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Basingstoke

Highlights the importance of a critical gerontological practice in social work with older people. It is written by a team of experienced and very popular authors. The book encourages readers to critically reflect on their own practice and understandings. It focuses on key issues relevant to social work practitioners, including dementia. This book presents the case for making critical gerontology central to contemporary social work with older people. It brings together the latest research in critical gerontology with social work knowledge and practice to provide an accessible source for students, academics and those interested in underpinning practice with research evidence.

Book

Developing services for elderly mentally infirm people: responses to the "Rising Tide" initiative

Editor:
BERNARD Miriam
Publisher:
Beth Johnson Foundation
Publication year:
1987
Pagination:
117p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Stoke-on-Trent
Book

Services for the elderly mentally ill in Shropshire

Authors:
BERNARD Miriam, GEE Christine
Publisher:
Shropshire. Social Services Department/Shropshire District Health Authority
Publication year:
1985
Pagination:
65p.
Place of publication:
Shrewsbury
Book

Women ageing: changing identities, challenging myths

Editors:
BERNARD Miriam, et al
Publisher:
Routledge
Publication year:
2001
Pagination:
207p.,bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

Aims to provide a better understanding of what ageing is like for women and challenges the myths which have grown up around the ageing process. It examines the range of strategies and identities women adopt to manage the transitions of the second half of the life course and uncovers not only the commonalities and similarities between mid life and older women but also some of the variation and diversity relating to ethnicity and race, class, disability and sexual orientation.

Book

Advocacy, consumerism and the older person: papers from a seminar organised by the Centre for Social Gerontology, University of Keele ... 26-28 March 1990

Editors:
BERNARD Miriam, GLENDINNING Frank
Publisher:
Beth Johnson Foundation/University of Keele. Centre for Social Gerontology
Publication year:
1990
Pagination:
73p.
Place of publication:
Stoke-on-Trent

Includes papers on: volunteers as advocates and approaches to advocacy, as well as six papers describing examples of good practice.

Journal article

Self-help care for older people: an issue for local government

Author:
BERNARD Miriam
Journal article citation:
Local Government Policy Making, 15(3), December 1988, pp.39-45.
Publisher:
University of Birmingham. Institute of Local Government Studies

Describes the Self Health Care in Old Age Project and discusses local authorities' possible contribution to self help for elderly people.

Book

Critical perspectives on ageing societies

Editors:
BERNARD Miriam, SCHARF Thomas, (eds.)
Publisher:
Policy Press
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
185p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
Bristol

The book brings together some of the best known international scholars working within a critical gerontology perspective. Together, they review and update understanding of how the field has developed over the last twenty-five years and, through the lens of 'passionate scholarship', provide a challenging assessment of the complex practical and ethical issues facing older people, and those who conduct research on ageing, in the 21st century. The contributions extend the critical gerontological approach conceptually, methodologically and practically. They offer close and scholarly analysis of policies affecting the lives of older people and provide insights into why research is done in particular ways. Special attention is paid to feminist contributions and new approaches to working in partnership with older people; age discrimination and ageism; the impact of neo-liberal policies and the passage of various human rights instruments; the re-medicalisation of later life; the participation of older people in research; and justice between generations.

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Elixir of life

Author:
BERNARD Miriam
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 16.12.04, 2004, pp.36-37.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Reports on the findings of a three-year participatory action research study exploring what it was like to live and work in the Berryhill Retirement Village in Stoke on Trent, which was developed by the ExtraCare Charitable Trust and Touchstone Housing Association. funded by the Community Fund (now the Big Lottery Fund), the study suggests that Berryhill works well for many. However there were persistent challenges for all involved.

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