Louise Meijering

Louise Meijering
University of Groningen | RUG · Department of Demography

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Globally as the population ages, the prevalence of dementia will increase. Simultaneously, there is a trend toward people ageing at home. Therefore, more people will be ageing at home with dementia, as opposed to institutional environments. In this context, there has been a recent shift in research exploring ways that people can live well with the...
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As geographers, we often work with personal data, meaning that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can have a major impact upon our research. The GDPR is a set of legal requirements that serves to ensure the protection of personal data. In this paper, we reflect on our experiences of how the GDPR impacts upon the planning...
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Health literacy (HL) encompasses someone’s knowledge and abilities to access and use health information in order to make appropriate health decisions in life. HL is particularly valuable in later life when health challenges grow. An individual’s HL is typically considered a fixed and skills-based characteristic, without taking into account how thes...
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Organisational Health Literacy (OHL)-interventions are needed to overcome health inequality. OHL-interventions have successfully identified communication barriers at the organisational level, but evidence is limited on the extent to which this leads to sustainable organisational change. This study aims to assess the implementation fidelity, moderat...
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Mobility or physical movement contributes to health and wellbeing in later life. Most studies have focused on the contribution of outdoor mobility to active ageing, but physical and cognitive impairments restrict the mobility of many older adults. This article aims to explore the gaps in the current literature on mobility in later life, and identif...
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Mobility in later life is key to ageing actively and well. Mobility is not merely about moving around, but is related to aspects such as perceived reasons for trip-making, feelings of (in)security and (lack of) confidence, and social and spatial knowledge. Through adopting a relational and contextual perspective, the complexities and nuances of eve...
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Current policies on ageing in the global north emphasize that ‘ageing well’ is an individual responsibility, and tend to undervalue the social, economic and cultural context of ageing. The capability approach is well-suited to address the interplay between context and individual in later life. In this article, we therefore use the capability approa...
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Caroline Lodge, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Coleman, The New Age of Ageing: How Society Needs to Change, Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 2016, 276 pp., pbk £14.99, ISBN 13: 978 1 4473 2683 0. - Volume 38 Issue 5 - LOUISE MEIJERING
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Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults worldwide. After a period of rehabilitation, many ABI survivors still face complex mind/body conditions when they try to take up their former life again. Besides lasting visible impairments such as weakness and loss of body balance, there are often less o...
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Research ethics are not the favourite subject of most undergraduate geography students. However, in the light of increasing mixed-methods research, as well as research using geocodes, it is necessary to train students in the field of ethics. Experiential learning is an approach to teaching that is potentially suitable for teaching ethics. The aim o...
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Objective skills to address different health literacy problems are lacking among health professionals. We sought to develop and pilot test comprehensive health literacy communication training for various health professionals in Ireland, Italy and the Netherlands. Methods thirty health professionals participated in the study. A literature review fo...
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Background Critical health literacy enables older adults to make informed health decisions and take actions for the health and wellbeing of themselves and their community, within their own social and cultural context. A community-based approach has the potential to improve the critical health literacy of older adults and their communities. However,...
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Purpose: To enrich the discussion on mobility in stroke rehabilitation by translating theoretical repertoires of mobility from the context of geography to rehabilitation. Method: Qualitative research methodology was applied, and included in-depth interviews with stroke survivors. Results: This study revealed: (a) social and material difference...
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Aim: Dutch municipalities are looking for ways to promote citizen participation, among which older adults. This paper discusses older adults' experiences regarding favoring and inhibiting factors for lasting and independent citizen participation around the themes of housing, wellbeing and health care. Methods: The participatory research project...
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The aim of this methods-focused article is to explore the potential benefits of integrating GPS, diary and in-depth interview data to gain richer insights into the everyday mobility practices of older adults. Eighteen adults, aged 65–90 years, living in the Netherlands, participated in the study. Our findings illustrate how quantitative (GPS) and q...
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This article utilizes the concepts of biographical disruption and biographical flow to expand understandings of how a therapeutic engagement with the rural landscape may change over time for individual stroke survivors. In doing so, it explores how the rural landscape can be experienced as both a therapeutic and a non-therapeutic landscape. The pap...
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Stroke survivors may suffer from physical limitations as well as cognitive and behavioural difficulties. Many survivors work on their recovery in a rehabilitation clinic with the aim to return to their own home again. Since full recovery is often not feasible, they face the challenge of coming to terms with lasting effects of the stroke and of givi...
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Previous research has overlooked the heterogeneity in older adults' personal conceptions of subjective well-being (SWB), by not taking into account intradomain differences in the conceptions of SWB for different groups of older adults. The aim of this article is therefore to explore (a) older adults' own views on which aspects, categorized under do...
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The aim of this article is to examine how experiences with interpersonal relationships contribute to older adults’ well-being in the residential context of sheltered housing. We draw on data collected from sixteen in-depth interviews with older adults living in sheltered housing in a small town in northern Netherlands. Our participants experienced...
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Purpose: To increase understanding of stroke survivor's needs to successfully re-establish attachment to meaningful places at home and in the community. Methods: Qualitative research methodology including in-depth interviews with stroke survivors in the clinical, post-discharge and reintegration phases of the rehabilitation process. Results: P...
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A group of 141,345 immigrants from the Netherlands Antilles, a former colony, live in the Netherlands. An increasing number of these migrants are at or above retirement age, and for them, the question of where they want to grow old becomes relevant. It is important for people to age in a place where they feel at home, as attachment to place increas...
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This article explores how Ghanaian migrants in the Netherlands enhance their gendered social well-being. We provide an in-depth view of gender-specific places and relations that shape the social well-being of migrants, focusing on place-based lived experiences, by conducting in-depth interviews and observations. Our results demonstrate that social...
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Ecovillages are arguably seen as "pioneers of change." Yet, thus far, little light has been shed on their potential to effect change beyond their own borders. This issue of RCC Perspectives presents a much needed overview of research on ecovillages, looking at the history and philosophy of utopias and presenting case studies and ongoing research fr...
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This chapter discussed Goloka Dhama, a Hare Krishna community in Germany, as an example of a translocal rural place. The community is part of a worldwide network of Hare Krishna communities and Goloka Dhama’s members are from various European countries. Most community members are attracted both by the spiritual offerings of the community as well as...
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Thinking through the Production of KnowledgeInstitutional Contexts of Knowledge ProductionSituating the Politics of Knowledge ConstructionThe Effect of Methods on Knowledge ProductionActor-networks, the Non-representational, and Changing Relations in Doing GeographyConclusion References
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Rural intentional communities withdraw from mainstream urban space, rejecting its materialism and consumption. In creating their own places in the countryside, they produce new spaces of rurality. Constructions of rurality by intentional communities can be perceived as 'out of place' by local populations. This article draws on a wider study on the...
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In this paper, we focus on intentional communities in the Western world. These communities consist of a variety of groups, with different characteristics, ideologies and motivations. Examples are eco-villages, religious communities and communities of lesbians. These groups intend, at least to some extent, to withdraw from mainstream urban society,...
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Proefschrift Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. Met lit. opg. - Met samenvatting in het Nederlands en Duits.
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Hoven, B. van & Meijering, L. (2005) Escaping times and places: an artist community in Germany. In:eds), , pp. 155-
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In this paper we explore the motivations to migrate and the migration experiences of 22 Indian IT professionals in Germany. When studying skilled migration, Germany is an interesting case as it struggled with waves of extreme right activities whilst trying to attract IT professionals from outside the European Union at the same time. In this context...
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This thesis provides insight into the everyday geographies of people who have chosen to live on the fringes of society: members of rural intentional communities. Rural intentional communities result from a sense of dissatisfaction by their members with mainstream, urban society. Central in the study were the questions: Why are rural intentional com...

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