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This paper discusses Australian research on the demography of ageing and the family and identifies frontiers for further inquiry. Beginning with the topics of demographic ageing and demographic theory, the paper then outlines studies concerned with population projections, living arrangements and...
In Australia there has been rapid growth in the number of geriatricians and the provision of aged care services. This has been accompanied by increasing sophisrication in the assessment and management of the common syndromes of old age: impaired cognition, incontinence, impaired mobility,...
A survey of academic departments specialising in psychogeriatrics was undertaken in order to provide a picture of current research in this area. Reports from departments in seven universities demonstrate strong performance in dementia, depression and care research, and burgeoning interest in...
An understanding of theβA4/APP metabolic pathway is recognised as vital to the elucidation of the nature of Alzheimer's disease. This paper overviews early shrdies of the Alzheimer's disease plaque amyloid the subsequent identification of the amyloid protein precursor (APP) and its gene, and the...
A critical appraisal of 21 studies of community care conducted in Australia between 1990 and 1995 provides the basis for assessing the account of community care that is presented in recent research. Several aspects of the policy and program context in which the Home and Community Care (HACC)...
This paper draws on primary publications in Austalian gerontology to review knowledge on ageing and support While there is a well‐established literature on family care, social networks studies of the 1980s provided more comprehensive views of expressive and instrumental support across a range of...
From early years New Zealand has had a well developed system of social and medical support for elderly people. More recently, a broadly based network of research workers has developed and them has been an increased representation of those involved in gerontological research in academic...
There are surprising paralles between aged care developments in Japan and Australia This paper outlines the Japanese system and contrasts it with the situation in Australia. It also describes recent reforms and current policy issues in Japanese aged care.
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