Living long and ageing well: insights from nonagenarians

Maeve Rea

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationImproving later life: Understanding the oldest old
EditorsDr Susan Davidson, Professor James Goodwin, Phil Rossall
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9780956873163
Publication statusPublished - 11 Mar 2013

Bibliographical note

This book published by Age UK, brings together a distinguished array of contributors to provide insights on some of the questions about the Oldest Old which we do not know.
My contribution was to provide insights from the nonagenarian siblings themselves into what their ageing was like, how they viewed the future and how they believed that they had aged so long and well.


  • Oldest Old, ageing well, later life

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Health Policy
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  • Nature or Nurture Nonagenarians tell us how they understand their Ageing Long and Ageing Well

    Rea, M., 14 Jun 2013, (In preparation).

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther contribution to conference

  • Do Nonagenarians siblings provide mutual support? Insights from the EU GeHA project

    Cevenni, E., Celani, L., Rea, J. NM., Numminen, A., Virras, O., Broczeke, K., Sikora, E., Franceschi, C. & Rea, M., 2012, In: European Geriatric Medicine. 3S (2012) S33–S143, p. S79-S80 1 p., p157.

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