Tag: Aging and Gerontology,


Residential Aged Care Services – The Australian Experience

Since 1997, the provision of ageing and aged care services to older Australians has undergone significant change and growth. The sector has moved from what was considered a ‘cottage industry’ to a highly competitive market with a wide range of participants including for profit entities. This heavily government subsidised sector, which is based upon distinct


Perspectives of Users and Experts on Designs for Converting Existing New Zealand Houses to Make Them Suitable for Ageing in Place

The limited available choices for older people as well as personal factors have led to a demand for ageing in place. Given the slow rate of adding new houses to the existing stock in New Zealand (Statistics New Zealand, 2013), it is essential to find effective design solutions for redeveloping the latter to achieve a


The Model of Intergenerational Relation in Balinese Family

Change of family structure becomes something relevant to be studied in the era of ageing population. In 2030 it is predicted that the family structure will tend to form an inverted pyramid, where the number of older people in the family is more than that of adults and children. Change of family structure has an


Strategies of Hong Kong’s Healthcare System in Aging Population

The aging population creates challenges for the healthcare system in Hong Kong.This paper examines the challenges facing and an acceptable delivery system amid Hong Kong’s rapidly ageing population. Challenges The elderly population is expected to increase to “one in four” in 2033. The elderly inpatient ratio is expected to be 62% in 2029. Aging people highly rely


Towards Age-Friendly Built Environment

The population of aged people is increasing dramatically throughout the world and this demographic variation is generating different challenges for societies, families and individuals in many different ways. One of the effective approaches for responding towards demographic ageing is to have more evidences on creating age-friendly communities. Despite of having number of researches on ageing,


Multidimensional Determinants of Caregiving Burden in Chinese Male Caregivers of Older Family Members in Hong Kong

During recent decades, demographic changes and family structure transformation in Hong Kong have made a growing number of male undertaking care giving roles. However, there is a noted paucity of research on men’s caregiving activities and caregiving burden. The aim of the present study was to examine multidimensional determinants of caregiving burden in Chinese male


Designing the Interior of a Nursing Home for the Elders of Mauritius

The phenomenon of population ageing is occurring in Mauritius, this is due to the progressive ageing of the median age itself. The demographic changes in the social and family structure has altered so drastically in the last decade; the extended family structure has disappeared to be replaced by the nuclear family. Since then there have


The Relationship between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among Aged Dementia Patients

Aim: To understand the Relationship Between the Number of Chronic Diseases and Living Environment among aged Dementia Patients. Methods: The study use the Aged Care Service Demand Questionnaire to obtain the subjects’ information on activities of daily living, physical health, mental health, and social resources and economic conditions et al.. The current research use Chi-square


Cooperatives as a Tool for Coproduction: A model for stakeholder engagement to strengthen home and community care

In response to rising demand for health and social services due to population aging and increased government austerity, interest in community-based service provision has grown. Effective community-based support for care recipients and informal caregivers allows individuals needing assistance with activities of daily living to be cared for at home and in the community as long


Effective Cognitive Stimulation Training for Mild Cognitive Impairments in the Elderly: Perspective from Participants and Interprofessional Teams

Introduction: Cognitive stimulation training (CST) was effective to reduce risk of cognitive decline and dementia in patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI). The proposed of this study was to explore factors that contribute to an effective CST for MCI elderly from perspective of interprofessional team members and participants. Methods: After finish 6 sessions of CST, data


Living in a Conflict Zone: Story of Aging in the Southern Part of Thailand

Conflict in the southern border provinces of Thailand has been reported for decades. This paper aims to explain health conditions, social well-being, and compare between Thai-Buddhists and Thai-Muslims. 302 of the elderly in Thepha, Songkla were interviewed. We found that, most of them were young old, still active, and 96.8% could perform ADL and IADL


Educational Policies for Aging and Movements in Thailand: A Literature Review

According to the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (2002), social and policy movements to increase an educational opportunity among Thai elderly had also been established and implemented. The objective of this paper is to review the education policy for the elderly and its implementation. The secondary data employed from several resources, either Thai