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Occupational Therapy and Older People


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List of contributors vi 1 Introduction 1 Anne McIntyre and Anita Atwal 2 Perspectives of ageing 16 Anne McIntyre 3 The social context of older people 38 Frances Reynolds and Kee Hean Lim 4 Policy development and implications for occupational therapy practice 59 Margaret Gallagher 5 Health conditions and active ageing 73 Melanie Manley, Rachel Bentley, Christina Richards, Kirsty Tattersall, Alison Warren, Alice Mackenzie, Anna L. Pratt, Alison Lillywhite, Mary Grant, Anne McIntyre, Jacqueline Lawson and Therese Jackson 6 The ageing body ? body functions and structures: Part 1 120 Stephen Ashford and Anne McIntyre 7 The ageing body ? body functions and structures: Part 2 146 Linda Gnanasekaran 8 Occupation and successful ageing ? Activity and participation 185 Anne McIntyre 9 Environmental impacts, products and technology 224 Anita Atwal, Sarah Buchanan, Marcus Sivell-Muller, Anthony Slater and Sue Vernon Index

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Anita Atwal PhD, MSc, DipCOT, FHEA Anita is a senior lecturer in occupational therapy at BrunelUniversity. Prior to her academic career Anita s practiceexperience was in acute medicine, older people and neurology. Anitahas continued her particular interest in older adults in the acutecare setting into her academic career and has published over 30articles in international and national peer-reviewed journals.Anita is the director for Professional Practice Research at BrunelUniversity, which aims to support and empower students, academics,clinicians and service users to promote high standards in clinicalpractice. She also leads a master s level module onevidence-based practice for occupational therapists. Anne McIntyre, PhD, MSc, PGCertTLHE, DipCOT Anne is currently programme lead for the MSc (pre-registration)Occupational Therapy course at Brunel University, where she hasbeen an OT lecturer since 1997. She teaches occupational therapyand physiotherapy students at undergraduate and postgraduate level.Anne has worked in acute health care, neurological rehabilitation,with children with motor disorders and in community rehabilitationwith older people. Anne has also continued her particular interestin older people into her academic career. She leads amaster s level module on occupational therapy and activeageing. She is a member of the Brunel Institute for AgeingStudies.


This book is a useful resource that we would recommend topractitioners. (British Jnl Occupat Therapy, 1October 2013)

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