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Ageing and Policy – how have attitudes changed?

Judith Davey For 24/2/17 The book which is taking up a lot of my attention at the moment – Age-Friendly Cities and Communities in International Comparison – has a sub-title – Political Lessons, Scientific Avenues, and Democratic Issues. In the … Continue reading

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Friendly urban neighbourhoods for people with dementia – and others

Judith Davey For 10/2/17 I have been doing some work lately on Age-Friendly Cities and Communities.  A sub-set of these are dementia-friendly environments. We have all heard about the likely increase in numbers of people with dementia as our population … Continue reading

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New policy statement on the health of older people – the “Healthy Ageing Strategy”

Judith Davey 27/01/17 Drafts of the Health of Older People Strategy, an update of the 2002 document, have been around for a while and there have been numerous consultation initiatives, which you may have heard of. Fairly late in the … Continue reading

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Retirement – how has it changed?

Judith Davey 6/12/16 Going through my paper mountain recently, in the interests of decluttering, I found a free newsletter called “Women Today”, dated April 1977. Apart from the presentation – clearly back in the Gestetner age, when copies were churned … Continue reading

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Age Group Politics – do older people vote selfishly?

Judith Davey One of the threats foreseen by those who subscribe to the disaster/burden perspective on population ageing is that older people will use their numbers as voters to dominate the political agenda.  Linked to this is the belief that … Continue reading

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Older Men as Grandfathers- Maori Grandfathers in Aotearoa

Judith Davey 26/10/16  The book I mentioned in my last blog – Grandfathers: Global Perspectives – is now published and our chapter – Maori Grandfathers in Aotearoa (New Zealand) – sits alongside contributions from Denmark, Finland, South Africa, Singapore, Australia, … Continue reading

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Older Men as Grandfathers – Why are they invisible?

Judith A. Davey 14/11/16 Grandfathers are “peripheral, distant, or have limited involvement with their grandchildren, usually offering only economic and instrumental support”. [1] My interest in older people as grandparents goes back a long way. When the New Zealand Families … Continue reading

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