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The fourth age, frailty and transitions

Alisoun Milne

in Mental Health in Later Life: Taking a Life Course Approach

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447305729
eISBN:
9781447311904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447305729.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

One of the implications of an ageing population is the growing number of people aged 85 years and over. This cohort is increasingly described as belonging to the fourth age: a life stage that ... More


Towards an ‘active caring community’ in Brussels

An-Sofie Smetcoren, Liesbeth De Donder, Daan Duppen, Nico De Witte, Olivia Vanmechelen, and Dominique Verté

in Age-Friendly Cities and Communities: A Global Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447331315
eISBN:
9781447331339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331315.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Chapter 6 addresses the question of how an age-friendly urban environment can support frail older people to ‘age in place’. To address this issue, the chapter presents findings from a study which ... More


Disability and later life

Chris Gilleard and Paul Higgs

in Social Divisions and Later Life: Difference, Diversity and Inequality

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781447338598
eISBN:
9781447338642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338598.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter highlights the importance of bodily impairment and infirmity in creating social divisions in later life. It begins with a consideration of what constitutes disability and impairment. It ... More


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