Tag: elderly

15 PhD’s for ENTWINE ‘How can we bridge the ‘Care Gap’

Entwine Informal Care

ENTWINE, The European Training Network on Informal Care ENTWINE is a 4-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovation Training Network (ITN), funded by the European Union and started as of September 2018. The Network will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for high quality PhD training. Job description Mostly due to increased longevity and medical advances, the needs of […]

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Why we need narratives about suffering in old age

Narratives elderly

There is a collective aversion when it comes to facing the realities of old age, or so John Harris argued in The Guardian last February. Harris is, of course, not the first to point at a widespread public revulsion of growing old, and the association with loneliness, isolation, powerlessness and uselessness. Nowadays, many of us […]

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