Covid-19 tells us that we need to break the conspiracy of silence about dying and death. If we believe that ‘death has lost its sting’ why are we silent?
There’s an interesting item in Premier’s digital newsletter this morning about a study that looked at what happens in the workplace when we treat staff either as ‘resources’ or beings made in God’s image. (See ref below). The report titled ‘Human resources – recognising the personhood of workers in the charity and public sectors’, was supported by the Leech Fellowship Committee and Baptist and Anglican churches.
‘The rhythm of life is a powerful beat,’ Sammy Davis Jr used to sing in the seventies.And, if scientists at Boston University are right, getting that rhythm to the right beat in the brains of older people could restore their short-term working memory to that of 20-year-olds. Our short-term working memory helps us to keep our plates spinning, storing information for around 10 – 15 seconds to allow problem solving, reasoning, planning and decision making, helping us, for example, to keep a telephone number in mind while writing it down.
Shakespeare wrote that music was the food of love but it seems that laughter is the elixir of life. Particularly when prompted by comedian Michael McIntyre.
Deaths from influenza amongst the elderly have risen sharply in recent years, and it’s known that flu vaccinations don’t work for everybody. In 2017 researchers at Nottingham University found that being in a good mood before having a ‘flu vaccination increases its protective power.
There’s a story in the news today about a man whose who suffered life changing depression after being misdiagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. It wasn’t an
Two decades of research into Alzheimer’s disease have failed to produce any effective therapies and the time has come to change direction, said the director
Alex from Premier Radio called today – would I like to comment on loneliness among older people? Age UK has released a new study.