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Drawing on the experiences of older trans people and those transitioning later in life, this is a definitive guide to ageing as a trans and/or non-binary person. It covers the key health concerns and social issues affecting older trans people, including care homes, pensions, inheritance and funeral planning, as well as hormone use and physical changes, isolation and dementia.
Kermode also provides guidance for professionals looking to better meet the needs of these individuals and highlights the important factors that need to be considered at an institutional level to provide the best care for people across the gender spectrum.
Author: Jennie Kermode
Paperback Published 18 February 2021 160 pages
"A highly informative and very accessible guide that will provide much-needed guidance for trans and non-binary individuals in mid to later life and those professionals and service providers supporting older adults. Kermode has written a comprehensive volume that addresses key areas of planning across social, financial and medical life for older trans adults - this is a timely publication when there is so limited guidance and information available for trans people in older age."--Dr Paul Willis, Senior lecturer in social work, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol.
"This book is a fantastic practical resource for trans and non-binary people as well as all of us who want to better understand the experiences of trans elders, and step up our work as allies. In LGBT+ communities the experiences, insights and needs of our elders are too often pushed to one side, and Jennie's book is an important first step towards foregrounding the experience of trans and non-binary people as they grow older."--Nancy Kelley, Chief Executive, Stonewall