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The changing roles of ritual in later life

Authors:
BRILLER Sherylyn, SANKAR Andrea
Journal article citation:
Generations, 35(3), 2011, pp.6-10.
Publisher:
American Society on Aging

Ritual can give meaning to significant features that characterise contemporary old age, and helps older adults and families face challenges. This introductory article to the Fall 2011 Generations gives an overview of the issue's articles, which show how ritual is important and why it is beneficial for those who work with elders to understand ritual's role in structuring social life throughout the life course. By examining different kinds of ceremonial and daily activities, the article explores how ritual involves repetitive and symbolic actions, patterned behaviour, religious and secular life, and extraordinary and ordinary parts of older adults' lives.

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Australasian Journal of Ageing

Publisher:
John Wiley and Sons

This peer reviewed journal publishes original work in any area of gerontology and geriatric medicine. It welcomes international submissions, particularly from authors in the Asia Pacific region. Coverage on Social Care Online from this journal is limited to relevant systematic reviews only.

Journal

Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

Publisher:
Elsevier

This title covers the fields of experimental gerontology and clinical and social geriatrics. Coverage includes experimental papers dealing with the basic mechanisms of aging at molecular, cellular, tissue or organ levels. Papers on the social aspects of geriatrics are also included if they are of general interest regarding the epidemiology of ageing and the efficiency and working methods

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Considerably better than the alternative: positive aspects of getting older

Author:
GARNER Jane
Journal article citation:
Quality in Ageing, 10(1), March 2009, pp.5-8.
Publisher:
Pier Professional
Place of publication:
Brighton

Older people tend to be viewed negatively as being needy, dependent and frail. These assumptions may be reinforced by policies that focus on the consequences of physical and mental decline. This paper argues for a more balanced and positive view. The wisdom and experience of older people is a vital resource for UK society.

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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.

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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Generations: Bulletin of the British Society of Gerontology

Publisher:
British Society of Gerontology
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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

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A pastoral understanding of positive aging

Author:
SEICOL Samuel R.
Journal article citation:
Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 45(3), 2005, pp.293-300.
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Place of publication:
Philadelphia, USA

Positive aging may be more dependent on spiritual well-being than physical capacity. Awareness of spiritual process in relationship to positive aging also offers counselling additional challenges and opportunities, including: a balanced perspective on life issues, a sense of humour, counter-factual thinking, internal strengths, and resources for growing through life losses and crises, and compensation skills that focus on current capacity and chosen pathways rather than dwelling on lost abilities.

Journal

London Age

Publisher:
Age Concern

This quarterly magazine is aimed at older Londoners and organisations working with and for older people in London. This journal is indexed and abstracted selectively on Social Care Online.

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