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Age Scotland teamed up with the University of Stirling to conduct research on quality of life in later years.

Over 30 community researchers across Scotland worked together to establish what the essence of a good life is and what older people need to achieve and/or maintain it. The project, funded by the Life Changes Trust, also explored how quality of life differs for people with a long term condition, like dementia, as well as older people who become carers for a loved one.

Researchers used a number of methods to gather information, including focus groups across the country, from Shapinsay in Orkney to Galashiels in the Borders.

Key themes that emerged from the research include personal independence, health and wellbeing, care, mobility and transport, relationships, technology, communities and services, and the role of older people in society.

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