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Cleaned out by the ones you trust

Author:
VALIOS Natalie
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 30.08.07, 2007, pp.24-25.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

Approximately £2.1 million was stolen from older people last year in financial scams often involving family members and home care workers bent on abusing the faith placed in them. The author draws on a recent government funded report on abuse and neglect of older people in the UK to highlight the problem of financial abuse.

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Income mobility among the elderly in Sweden during the 1990s

Authors:
ZAIDI Asghar, GUSTAFSSON Björn
Journal article citation:
International Journal of Social Welfare, 16(2), January 2007, pp.84-93.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell

Using a large panel dataset, this article investigates the degree of, and explanatory factors for, income mobility amongst the elderly in Sweden during the 1990s. It contributes to literature on welfare indicators for the older population as it supplements the welfare picture of the income adequacy with insights into income certainty during old age. The study uses the administrative register data for Sweden, which provides a reliable record of incomes for a large sample of the elderly. Results for Sweden-born and foreign-born elderly persons are analysed separately and compared with corresponding groups of people of working age. The majority of the results indicate that the income of the older population is more stable than that of the working age population, and upward income mobility is not as usual among the elderly as among other groups. The multivariate regression analyses identify several explanatory factors affecting those elderly who experienced income mobility. Most importantly, the death of a spouse increases the probability of downward income mobility, particularly amongst women. These and other findings of this research point to triggers of income poverty in old age that should be taken into account in policies concerned with the level and indexation of retirement income of future pensioners.

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Well connected

Author:
McCORMACK Helen
Journal article citation:
Community Care, 14.06.07, 2007, pp.26-27.
Publisher:
Reed Business Information

The author reports on the Disconnected Mind project. The project is building on the Mental Health Survey, and an IQ test taken in 1947 by every child in Scotland born in 1936. For the project, 1,091 of the original participants were traced and agreed to re-sit the tests. The findings are now being complied on the role of diet, exercise, lifestyle and genetics have on our mental abilities as we age.

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Being included in your community and getting the support that is right for you: ideas about ways the Local Area Co-ordination approach can support older people

Author:
OUTSIDE THE BOX DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Publisher:
Outside the Box Development Support
Publication year:
2007
Pagination:
31p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow

This report includes a summary of the main points raised at two workshop with older people run by Outside the Box in August 2006 to look at how the approach which underpins Local Area Co-ordination could be used to support people. The report also includes ideas about how people can take on this discussion in their areas and draws on examples and experiences from people in Scotland and in other places.

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Finding out about opportunities for older people: a partnership project between Older People in South Lanarkshire, Better Government for Older People and Outside the Box Development Support: aeport from the first stage ... and plans for the next stage

Author:
OUTSIDE THE BOX DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT
Publisher:
Outside the Box Development Support
Publication year:
2005
Pagination:
7p.
Place of publication:
Glasgow

A project that enabled older people in South Lanarkshire to find out about what is happening on other places around issues which they feel are important to the lives of older people is described. The project also enabled them to share the information and ideas with other organisation in South Lanarkshire, and with other groups of older people across Scotland. The main topics older people wanted to include in the project were employment, volunteering, arts and cultural activities, transport, training for staff and volunteers working with older people, healthy living, and regenerating a sense of community.

Journal

Canadian Journal on Aging

Publisher:
Canadian Association on Gerontology
Place of publication:
Kanata

The Canadian Journal on Aging is a refereed, quarterly publication of the Canadian Association on Gerontology. It publishes manuscripts on aging concerned with biology, health sciences, psychology, social sciences, and social policy and practice. Coverage on Social Care Online from this journal is limited to relevant systematic reviews only.

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Your human rights: a guide for older people

Author:
MATTHEWS Lucy
Publisher:
British Institute of Human Rights
Publication year:
2006
Pagination:
46p.
Place of publication:
London

Your Human Rights’ is a series of four plain English, non-technical guides focusing on the practical relevance of human rights in the UK. They are written directly for people living with mental health problems, disabled people, older people and refugees and asylum seekers who are in situations where they may need information on their human rights. They will also be useful for people working with these groups, or people who would like to know more about the impact of human rights on these groups. The present booklet  is devoted to older people.

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Caregivers of frail elders: updating a national profile

Authors:
WOLFF Jennifer L., KASPER Judith D.
Journal article citation:
Gerontologist, 46(3), June 2006, pp.344-=356.
Publisher:
Gerontological Society of America

In this American study data are drawn from the 1989 and 1999 National Long-Term Care Survey and Informal Caregiver Survey to develop nationally representative profiles of disabled older adults and their primary informal caregivers at two points in time. The proportion of chronically disabled community-dwelling older adults who were receiving informal assistance from family or friends declined over the period of interest, whereas the proportion receiving no human help increased. On average, recipients of informal care were older and more disabled in 1999 than in 1989. Primary caregivers were children (41.3%), spouses (38.4%), and other family or friends (20.4%); children were more likely and others less likely to serve as primary caregivers in 1999 relative to 1989. Primary caregivers provided frequent and high levels of help at both points in time. A striking increase was found (from 34.9% to 52.8%) in the proportion of primary caregivers working alone, without secondary caregiver involvement. In the context of projected demographic trends and budgetary constraints to public health insurance programs, these data underscore the importance of identifying viable strategies to monitor and support family caregivers in the coming years.

Journal

Generations: Bulletin of the British Society of Gerontology

Publisher:
British Society of Gerontology
Journal

Global Ageing

Global Ageing is a journal designed to inform debate on policy and practice issues vital to the well being of older persons and their families. The Journal features articles on ageing policy and practice, offering in-depth analyses and the insights of the authors - researchers, educators, advocates and practitioners presented in a language that is clear and simple. This journal is indexed and abstracted selectively on Social Care Online.

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