Older adults speak out: aging and health policy in the Republic of Ireland

Sheehan, Cormac, Bailey, Cathy and Squires, Susan (2009) Older adults speak out: aging and health policy in the Republic of Ireland. Anthropology News, 50 (8). pp. 7-8. ISSN 1541-6151

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1556-3502.2009.50807.x

Abstract

As members of multidisciplinary teams researching falls, social connections and cognitive health among the elderly within the national Irish Technology Research for Independent Living project (TRIL, www.trilcentre. org), we have been collecting life histories and reflections on changes in society among a cohort of 600 Irish adults aged 60 and over. Although the goal of our research is to explore the role of technology as a support to older adults who want to remain independent at home, the research has also generated fresh understanding and perspectives on experiences of aging in contemporary Ireland.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L600 Anthropology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Health, Community and Education Studies > Education and Lifelong Learning
Depositing User: EPrint Services
Date Deposited: 06 Aug 2010 10:17
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:41
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/3560

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