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Ageing at home is a cultural reality. Home carries an emotional weight, and even more so as we age. Furthermore, our home may be a protective envelope, a narcissistic image of ourselves and a territory to share. However, the perspective of new types of "home", better adapted to the elderly, is taking shape, as is the moving of boundaries between the… (More)
The way we view old age varies depending on whether we are 60 or 80 and on the society in which we live.The traditional figure of the wise old man seems to give more and more credence to a negative representation of old age. High life expectancy raises the need to distinguish growing older from old age, maturity and the gaining of experience from the loss… (More)
Suicide is more frequent in people aged over 75 than in the rest of the population. Is it the fact of feeling too old or of being alone? Is the person fully lucid? The question of responsibility is raised, as is the meaning of the act: the ultimate living gesture or capitulation in the face of death?