In this edition of BBC Radio 4 Analysis on ‘Caring in the Old Age‘, the increasing challenge of how we look after our ageing population was explored. Insights into different practices in different cultures ranged from America to Japan. Mayumi Hayashi spoke about the experiences of families under pressure, strategies and policies generated in response to an increasingly ageing Japanese population – and the financial measures established to deliver a universal care package – indicating possible opportunities for other governments to follow Japan’e lead.
Mayumi’s appearance takes place in the second part of the broadcast. It will be repeated this coming Sunday 22nd March at 9.30 pm. You can listen to the programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b055g1jv
Dr Mayumi Hayashi is a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London. Her research interests include the policies and practices of the social care for older people in Britain and Japan from cross-national, socio-cultural and policy perspectives. In particular, she brings the relationship between the public and voluntary sectors into focus and consideration. Her current research includes a cross-national study into the role of the voluntary sector in community-based provision – particularly for people living with dementia and their carers in both societies.
Mayumi directs the following postgraduate programmes: MSc in Gerontology, MA/MSc Ageing & Society, MSc Public Policy & Ageing. To know more about these programmes click here.