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Evaluation of 1997/98 'Keep Warm This Winter' campaign

Authors:
ANDERSON Simon, SAWYER Becki
Publisher:
The Scottish Office Central Research Unit
Publication year:
1999
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Taking prevention forward: a directory of examples

Authors:
LEWIS Helen, MILNE Alisoun
Publisher:
Anchor Research
Publication year:
1999
Place of publication:
Oxford

This directory is the final part of the work commissioned from the Nuffield Institute of Health, University of Leeds for the National Preventative Task Group. Its aim is to provide some more concrete examples of preventative approaches and services currently in operation around the country. While most of the examples relate to older people, who were the focus of the original work, thre are also examples relating to other adults, in line with the national policy of 'promoting independence'. (need to refer to others in this series)

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Turner's syndrome: continuing to thrive at 75

Author:
SMITH Jana O.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 31(3/4), 1999, pp.187-195.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Turner's Syndrome is a female chromosomal aberration, which occurs in approximately 1 in 2,500 female births. This article provides a psycho-social history of Dr Henry Turner's oldest patient with Turner's Syndrome. This chronicle illustrates the positive and negative impact of receiving little information about the syndrome, and provides recommendations for intervention by professionals who work with this population.

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Religion, spirituality and older people

Author:
HOWSE Kenneth
Publisher:
Centre for Policy on Ageing
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
131p., bibliog.
Place of publication:
London

The purpose of this report is to set gerontologists' and service providers' increasing interest in religion and spirituality and a new focus on older people by religious organisations in a wider context. It looks at survey data from the 1940s, examines the view that churches and other religious organisations in the UK take of their responsibilities towards older people in an ageing society, and considers the claim that religion has a positive contribution to make to well-being in later life from the point of view of public policy. A final section asks if religion matters to older people in the UK and if they turn increasingly to religion in later life, and considers policy and practice implications.

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Residential care homes, Scotland 1999

Author:
SCOTLAND. Scottish Executive
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
1999
Pagination:
6p.
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
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Support at home: views of older people about their needs and access to services: 1999

Author:
MACDONALD Charlotte
Publisher:
Scotland. Scottish Executive
Publication year:
1999
Place of publication:
Edinburgh
Journal article

Visual impairments and problems with perception

Author:
MORRIS Clare
Journal article citation:
Journal of Dementia Care, 7(6), November 1999, pp.26-28.
Publisher:
Hawker

Explains how a range of complex and specific visual impairment and perceptual problems can compound the difficulties faced by a person with dementia.

Journal article

What hope for the forgotten generation of India?

Author:
BHADURI Reba
Journal article citation:
Professional Social Work, November 1999, p.2.
Publisher:
British Association of Social Workers

The author reveals a changing society in India where a break up in family values has led to a situation where vulnerable older people are increasingly having to fend for themselves.

Journal article

Independence, privacy and risk: two contrasting approaches to residential care for older people

Author:
BLAND Rosemary
Journal article citation:
Ageing and Society, 19(5), September 1999, pp.539-560.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press

This article explores how far two different approaches to residential care enable older people who become residents to maintain their autonomy and independence. It traces the historical development of residential care and of hoteliers to compare its approach to 'the residential task' with that adopted in local authority homes. Attention is focused on the translation of the core values of independence, privacy, dignity, choice and rights into a daily reality for residents. Draws tentative conclusions as to why a 'service' rather than a 'social care' approach may be more successful in enabling older people to preserve their autonomy and privacy after moving into a care home.

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The giving age

Author:
TOVEY Helen
Journal article citation:
Volunteering, 51, September 1999, pp.8-11.
Publisher:
Volunteering England

Volunteering by older people can act as a powerful force against social exclusion, alleviating isolation and improving health and respect. The author, of Age Concern, explores how good practice can help recruit and retain older volunteers. The article also looks at new initiatives and real-life examples.

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