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Digital Inclusion for Older Adults: The Role of Educational Gerontechnology

As we advance further into the 21st century, it is clear that populations are ageing, and technology is developing at an unprecedented rate. The COVID-19 pandemic forced us to pay attention to the ...


Does the use of assistive devices by community-dwelling older adults reduce the amount of informal caregiving hours they receive?

A recent systematic review by Marasinghe et al. revealed that there is minimal evidence that the use of assistive devices by community-dwelling older adults (65 years and above) could reduce the am...


The Continuous Debate on the Connection between an Ageing Population and Inflation

For more than a year, surging worldwide inflation has become a topic of hot discussion and concern for politicians, business leaders and the general public. After decades of low inflation, the situ...


Is Romance and Falling in Love Generally for the Young?

On Valentine’s Day 2023, the Institute of Population Ageing held a debate on whether romance and falling in love were generally experienced by the young. Haoyu Suo and Pianpian Zhao responded...


The Importance of Family in Latin America

This is the story of our times, the story of the family, once a dense cluster of many siblings and extended kin, fragmenting into ever smaller and more fragile forms. The initial result of that fra...


Towards an Effective Care Economy for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region

2022 witnessed the fourth MIPPA review. The review was accompanied by several positive developments addressing the ageing transition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The...


Dipping into the Political Economy of Adult Learning Systems

I’m guessing that most people who read this blog will be familiar with Esping-Andersen’s typology of welfare regimes. The distinction between liberal, conservative and social democratic...


Psychotherapy for Older Adults: Specifics and Challenges

In my experience as a clinical psychologist, I have come across reports from professional colleagues concerning the increased demand for psychology clinics aimed at older adults. While psychologica...


Positive Ageing and the Role of Public Policy in the United Arab Emirates

Countries around the world are employing various approaches to promote positive ageing in order to maintain healthy populations. These run regardless of whether inhabitants are predominantly older ...


Expanding Age Problems Require Expanding Design

Designing for an ageing population has become so familiar in recent years that it can be hard to remember a time when it was not a mainstream practice and positioned only at the margins of research...


Why the Dominance of Choice-Talk in the Media Debate on Death and Dying in Late Life is Problematic

In many Western societies, the dominance of choice-talk in the public debate about good ageing and dying is clearly visible. Research in various Western jurisdictions, including a new Dutch study t...


For All at All Ages: Universal Health Coverage is only “Universal” if Older People are Included

As the 12th of December is Universal Health Coverage Day, it is worth remembering that on the 10th of October 2019 the world’s governments agreed on a UN General Assembly resolution, committi...


Empowerment through Technology? Offering Virtual Reality in Care Homes

In the context of global calls for society-wide initiatives to foster healthy ageing, technology is often implicated as an enabling feature of age-friendly environments. A recent review described t...


The Impacts of Recession on Older Adults

In 2022, many major economies globally face uncertainties ranging from inflation, supply chain disruptions and geopolitical conflicts. Consequently, think tanks, policy makers and industries now ex...


Public investment for lifelong learning

At the end of 2020 the House of Commons Select Committee on Education published its Plan for an Adult Skills and Lifelong Learning Revolution. This was quickly followed by a Government White Paper ...