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Ageism affecting older people.
Caring for older people
Dementia
Healthy living in old age
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Catch a touch of Christmas blessing before it moves on today!
When children put on Nativity Play for Bethany care home residents, joy lights up like a star!
Churches' work worth over £50 bn a year: it makes sense for govt to fund building repairs
Churches' work to individuals and communities is worth over £40 bn a year :let the government help with building repairs and keep their working going.
Study finds most middle aged adults are reluctant to test new drugs to prevent dementia
Researchers found that most middle aged people said they would not take part in a test of an Alzheimer's drug, fearing the side effects. From those reported in recent years, it is understandable.
Relatives' Associations challenge isolating against infection in care homes
Thousands of residents in care homes died when elderly patients with Covid were discharged from hospitals into them, yet despite the evidence that segregation prevents the spread of infection, residents' charities are challenging the practice in a Debate in Parliament.
The Scriptural Cure for Anxiety
Living in uncertain times has caused a surge in levels of anxiety - yet there's a proven remedy in the Scriptures. We can read, absorb, apply and live anxiety free lives.
Tennessee Governor declares Day of Prayer, Humility and Fasting
The Governor of Tennessee has declared Friday, 30th September, as a day of prayer and fasting for God's guidance and forgiveness. If the results equal those at Dunkirk after George VI called Britain to prayer in the Second World War, Tennessee has a great future!
Queen Elizabeth's Eternal Crown
It felt like a family bereavement, hearing the news of the Queen's death: part of our lives gone forever.
Give your brain a total workout with music
Listening to music gives your brain a total workout, activating most regions including those involved in well-being, learning, cognitive function, quality of life, and happiness.
Is it right that children lose their inheritance when a parent's house has to be sold to pay for care?
Funding for social care is a vexed topic, especially when an older person's home has to be sold to be for their care. Kirsty Allsopp, TV presenter, questions whether it is right for working families to expect the State to pay for their parents' care so they can inherit the value of their homes when they pass on.
£160 m govt fund for dementia research and a new task force to speed results
£126m has been promised by the government for dementia research, and a new task force to help speed the process. But is it throwing money down a black hole? The current research, focused on amyloid B, has produced no results for over 20 years.
The seeds sown in grandchildren's hearts can blossom years later.
The relationship between grandparents and grandchildren is deep and unique, and the seeds sown in grandchildren's' hearts lives on and can blossom, long after grandparents have died.
Age Reversing Factor so astonishing study lead professor takes daily supplement himself
A substance found in sea squirts renewed the brains of aged mice. The lead Professor was so impressed he now takes a supplement each day.
Be kind to yourself by being kind to others
When we do kind acts for others we are also being kind to ourselves - to our brains and our bodies.
15 million people fewer with dementia by 2040 if current decline continues
New cases of dementia are falling, and if the decline continues by 2040 there will be 15 million fewer cases. This is happening without drugs, and is down to the power of friendship and life style changes
This old pastor's 'equipping' helped him in dementia
When a 90 year old pastor developed dementia his wife was stuck for something that the Day Centre could interest him in. Then his wife came up with an idea that built on the gift God had given him.
Setting ourselves free from stress
We need a little stress in our lives simply to keep us going.  But chronic, high levels of stress are dangerous to our physical and mental wellbeing.
What happened to the principle of 'do no harm'?
A drug with a controversial FDA approval, with a surrogate end-point because it failed to achieve its first, has been put on the back burner.
If goodness shines to the Heavens, this Hospital is a lighthouse
Embedded values in the Loma Linda University Hospital staff make it outstanding in terms of care and medical expertise. In contrast, Judith Wood writes of the agonising experience of her brother in law in an NHS hospital.
Easter - and my son comes back to life because God's Son gave up His.
Airlifted to hospital with traumatic brain injury and more, after a hit and run driver knocked him off his motorbike, Easter was a time of coming back to life for Vince.
Giving thanks in tough times guards your soul
Giving thanks in tough times helps you more than you realise it guards your soul.
Keeping all your plates spinning
We forget things all our lives, but after the age of 50 worry that forgetting may be a sign of dementia. There has been a rise in cases of Mild Cognitive Impairment, but this is reversible and avoidable and not necessarily the start of dementia.
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