The increase in the aging population in prisons points to the need for further research to understand the risk and resilience of older adults in prison to support human rights, health and well-being in the prison environment.
The authors interviewed a stratified sample of 203 male prisoners over the age of 59 from 15 prisons in England and Wales to understand the prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in this population. They found that the prevalence of depressive illness was five times greater in this population than what was found in studies of younger prisoners and elderly community members.
The authors completed a retrospective chart review of all remands to a male and female prison over a 6.5 year period. They found that the rising number of older prisoners among male remand prisoners. Older remand prisoners had very high rates of affective disorder and alcohol misuse. High rates of vulnerability were found among older prisoners and that that group also had greater need for medical and psychiatric services than younger prisoners.
The authors interviewed 203 men over the age of 60 from 15 prisons in England and Wales and found that the rate of illness in elderly prisoners are higher than those reported in other studies of younger prisoners and surveys of the general population of a similar age.
The study described was undertaken to investigate the prevalence and nature of functional impairment in geriatric female prisoners in California and to identify aspects of the prison environment that might exacerbate functional impairments.
This thesis reviews the history of London, Ontario as the first Canadian city to be included in the WHO network of Age-Friendly Cities and discusses a project to determine how the lived experiences of older adults share their needs for programs and services that can facilitate social participation in the community.
The World Health Organization (WHO)’s Age-Friendly Community (AFC) initiative has gained worldwide momentum. Yet, measures have not been validated in regions with various levels of socio-economic development. This paper used a nationally representative dataset in China to (a) analyze community-level measures within the framework of AFC and (b) compare the age-friendliness between rural and urban settings in China.
This pilot study used a “photovoice” approach, aiming to explore aspects of the housing environment considered by older people as important in facilitating ageing in place. It enabled participants to express their ideas through photographs