Category: AGen2018


Decision Making on Institutionalization Based on Resources, Cultural Differences and Personal Preferences

This discussion is based on literature review of studies pertaining to successful ageing, home care support and institutionalization in Singapore. The Singapore government adopts the “Many helping hands” approach, in which the government advocates three tiers of assistance (self, community, state), and heavily rely on the Asian concept of filial piety for support to the


Facilitating Meaningful Activities and Relationships: Designing Dwellings and Communities That Improve the Quality of Life of the High-Needs Elderly

As the population ages, there are greater demands for housing and communities that support independent living for the high-needs elderly. This research qualitatively examines the meaningful activities and relationships of 30 residents requiring assistance in senior housing complexes in New Zealand. Using semi-structured interviews and direct observation, data was gathered on both the perceptions and


East Meets West: Asian Elders’ Experiences of Aging-In-Place in a Western Country

Aging in place’ is a fundamental principle in current ageing policy. With the growing phenomenon of transnational families, increasing numbers of older people from Asia have migrated in late-life to join their adult children living in Western countries; however their experience of aging in a new environment is under-explored. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 40


Mortality of the Thai Elderly: Preliminary Findings From HART Panel Survey

The paper reviews the mortality situation of the Thai elderly using the panel data from the second wave of Health, Aging, and Retirement in Thailand (HART) Project. The preliminary results of the mortality situations by variations in demographic characteristics, work status, causes of death, and inheritance, debts, and insurance are explored. To reduce mortality or


High-Density Ageing-Friendly Neighbourhoods: Multi-Sensorial Perspective

Multi-sensorial, emotional and symbolic interactions with space are critical to our experience, use and appreciation of built environments and profoundly shape our overall sense of well-being. However, our contemporary cities are often either sensory overwhelming or sensory deprived, while design practices keep embracing values of ocularcentrism and pragmatism. In result, cities keep generating stressful conditions


Active Ageing and Quality of Life of Rural Elderly Women

Ageing is an inevitable change in the lifespan of an individual. India’s old age population has increased from 19 million in 1947 to 100 million in the 21st century. According to the United Nations World Population ageing reports that the grey population has immensely increased from 9.2% in 1990 to 11.7 % in 2013, and


Exploring the Efficacy of Independence Index for Healthy Aging for the Services of Elders

This study explores the risk and reinforcement factors of successful healthy aging by interviewing managers of elderly colleges and day care institutions for the disabled elderly. With a purpose to build an index of independence for the elderly, this study tries to help them to achieve the goal of taking care by themselves when facing