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Active Ageing, Active Learning: Issues and Challenges by Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam

By Gillian Boulton-Lewis, Maureen Tam

This e-book is worried with the final problems with growing old, studying and schooling for the aged after which with the extra particular problems with why, how and what elders are looking to research. This monograph includes 10 chapters written through quite a few the world over well known researchers and scholar-practitioners within the box.

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Voluntary organizations have considerable appeal for this group, but they tend to draw their membership from those who are already well educated. The University of the Third Age is a good example of this trend. While the U3A has different structures and approaches in different European countries, it relies heavily upon self-help and voluntary effort; in the UK, the U3A vigorously maintains its independence from the formal educational sector and relies solely on its own members to provide teaching and other services.

Lives are now saved that previously would have been lost. The other edge of the population-ageing sword is associated with rapidly increasing costs (Productivity Commission 2010). Disability rises with age, and longevity also brings increasing costs associated with complex chronic care for age-related diseases such as dementia and diabetes as well as geriatric and palliative care. Technology would appear to have an important role to play in helping to maintain the quality of life of society’s most vulnerable people.

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