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Long-Term Care in Latin America and the Caribbean? Theory and Policy

Long-Term Care in Latin America and the Caribbean? Theory and Policy Considerations

Martín Caruso Bloeck, Sebastian Galiani, Pablo Ibarrarán.
IDB Working Paper Series ; 834

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Long-Term Care in Latin America and the Caribbean? Theory and Policy
Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

Dementia prevention, intervention, and care
Livingston G, Sommerlad A,  Orgeta V, Costafreda SG, Huntley J, Ames D, and cols. Lancet July 2017. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)31363-6.

The Lancet
Challenges to the autonomy and interdependent rights of older persons

Rapid population ageing in Latin America and the Caribbean brings multiple challenges and requires action to ensure the fair distribution of resources to meet the needs of all age groups in society.

It also requires a change in attitudes, policies and practices to improve older persons’ quality of life. In this regard, the effective inclusion of older persons has to do with equitable access to different services and social and economic benefits, as well as the guarantee of their human rights.

Challenges to the autonomy and interdependent rights of older persons

Elder Abuse: Global Situation, Risk Factors, and Prevention Strategies

Elder Abuse: Global Situation, Risk Factors, and Prevention Strategies
Pillemer K, Burnes D, Riffin C, y Lachs MS. Gerontologist. 2016, Vol. 56, No. S2, S194–S205. Doi:10.1093/geront/gnw004

Healthy aging project
Social representations and experiences of everyday life of the elderly in Mexico City

Social representations and experiences of everyday life of the elderly in Mexico City
de Alba González M. Estud. demogr. urbanos. Enero-abril 2017; 32(1), 9-36.

This article is part of the ecological perspective on aging, which considers that this process not only depends on psychosocial aspects but also on the relationship people have with their living environment (physical, social, historical and cultural).

The text seeks to analyze the subjective aspect of the quality of life through the study of the social representations of the city and the neighborhood, constructed by a sample of residents of four neighborhoods in Mexico City with different socio-economic status.

It is a qualitative study, based on in-depth interviews and field observations. The results show that positive social representations of the city, associated with attachment to it and to spaces that encourage active aging, help provide quality of life in the city.

Estudios demográficos y urbanos
Age Discrimination Video