Where voluntary euthanasia has been introduced, the scope has increased swiftly from those with terminal illnesses and only months to live, to young people with depression, disabled babies, and even those whose doctors decide that their quality of life warrants euthanasia. the UK Parliament has resisted changing our law three times, yet Baroness Meacher, chair of Dignity with Dying, is pushing again for change through the House of Lords.
The most important aspect of dementia care is helping to hold intact the identity of the person with dementia (Kitwood, 2010) As the disease progresses it can seem that the person has changed and is not recognisable as who he/she used to be. But changed behaviour does not mean that the person has disappeared.
Many older people say they prefer to stay at home even though lock-down is ending. But we are made in God’s image for relationship, and isolation is not good for us
Having to order drinks and meals by app on Smartphone discriminates against older people, says charity.
Having to pay by app on a smartphone in pubs and cafes discriminates against older people who don’t have them says Age UK
Older workers have lost more in the pandemic than the young, yet concerns are raised only for the latter.
Give pensioners emergency telephone numbers to call. An elderly pensioner driven by fear and desperation in lock-down strangles his wife. But a listening ear might have prevented the disaster.
Being a glass half empty sort is a drag and can take years off your life. But you can change how you think about life!
Even at our weakest, most helpless times, our spirits are safely held by God’s Holy spirit.
Because of Covid, many people will be spending Christmas Day alone. But there are things they can do to make it a blessing.
In the depths of dementia, Prima Ballerina Marta C. González is transported back to the role she played in Swan Lake, and steps, momentarily, through the fog to her real self.
Remembrance Sunday honours sacrifices made by ordinary people in the war – and makes us think of the sacrifices being made in the current war on the invisible enemy, the coronavirus.