evidence and practice
Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience?
Catharine Jenkins Senior lecturer, Birmingham City University
Carole Germaine Senior lecturer, Birmingham City University
Japan has the most aged population in the world. Not only do people live longer in Japan, they also age better. While the ageing population reflects a success story driven by lifestyle factors and health promotion initiatives, it also results in challenges for policymakers, families and older people. Other countries with ageing population profiles, such as the UK, can learn from the Japanese experience. In this article, the authors focus on the potential of health promotion strategies, social connections and technology to enhance well-being in older age.
Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2019.e1107Citation
Jenkins C, Germaine C (2019) Living well in older age: what can we learn from the Japanese experience? Nursing Older People. doi: 10.7748/nop.2019.e1107Peer review
This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and has been checked for plagiarism using automated softwareCorrespondence
The authors would like to thank staff at the Ageless Centre in Osaka, Satomi Beattie and Jonathan Gadsby for their support in developing this article
Published online: 22 January 2019