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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Lynne Corner,
Dr Katie Brittain,
Professor John Bond
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Stereotypes of older people are essentially negative and reinforce institutionalized ageism. Of course, such generalizations mask huge diversity; as in the rest of the population there are differences in gender, race and ethnicity, socioeconomic group/social class, income/pensions, regional/local cultures and household and/or family structure. This contribution considers what factors are important to older people's quality of life. A case study of a person with dementia and his carer is included to illustrate some of the key aspects of the experience of ageing in contemporary society and social aspects of ageing. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Author(s): Brittain K; Bond J; Corner L
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
ISSN (print): 1476-1793
ISSN (electronic): 1878-7592
Publisher: The Medicine Publishing Company
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