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What do we understand as a good life in our later years?

This is the central question in a current research project, 30 community researchers across Scotland are currently working to find out what the essence of a good life is and what older people need to achieve and/or maintain a good life.  

The project will also explore how quality of life differs for people with a long term condition, like dementia, as well as older people who become carers for a partner, relative or friend.

We aim to use our findings to influence decision makers to improve policies that support older people as they age.

Our community researchers have used a number of methods to gather this information, including focus groups, which have involved people from across the country.  Key ‘quality of life’ themes that have emerged from these meetings include: 

  • personal independence
  • health and wellbeing
  • care and support...
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6th Feb 2017

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