The Law and Older People
Routledge – 2011 – 350 pages
This book looks at the historical background to the law's approach to ageing, focusing on questions such as:
Themes include the ways in which the law has a distinct impact on the lives of older people, human rights, housing, finance, health and social care, discrimination, crime, abuse and the state's reaction, and poverty and social exclusion.
1. Introduction 2. Historical Context; What is 'Old Age'? 3. Human Rights and Older People 4. Health and Social Care 5. Property, Housing and Finance 6. Discrimination 7. Criminal Law and Older People 8. The Abuse of Older People 9. Conclusion
John Williams, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.