Ageism affecting older people.
Caring for older people
Healthy living in old age
Euthanasia, a daughter's letter to the editor
After campaigning to change the law on assisted dying, 'crusader' ends his life painlessly and peacefully.
Meaning in life - right to the end
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.
‘Will I Still Be Me?' Christine Bryden asks in her latest book
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.
Life is better when we live it as God designed it to be
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
A Zoom meeting on how to enable people with dementia to communicate again
In her book Dr Jennifer Bute tells of how people with dementia have been enabled to communicate. In this Zoom meeting she describes the techniques that are the most effective, and the results.
He is Risen! And pauses to comfort Mary
Jesus had yet to present Himself to God the Father after He rose from the dead - yet He paused to reassure a broken hearted woman M
The truth about life in care homes
Care home residents life skills are kept intact by their carers skills and relationships with them, including during Covid lockdown.
Held together in the National Day of Reflection
Reflecting is better than remembering because it changes our perspective on loss and grief and helps us find comfort in gratitude.
When it comes to paying the bill for lock-down, we're all in it together.
Older workers have lost more in the pandemic than the young, yet concerns are raised only for the latter.
The Book About Getting Older – for people who don’t want to talk about it
A compassionate, funny, observant look at being very old that gives insight and hints at what you should do now, before you get there.
Shaking off the emotional shackles of lockdown
Soon we'll be able to step out of lock-down, but many older people will be imprisoned still by anxiety and depression.  Brain and Soul Boosting for Seniors is a proven way of drawing them together and unlocking their chains.
Never mind the roses - smell the wild rhubarb!
Losing a sense of smell has been shown in studies going back to 2017 an indicator that the person is developing dementia, and following the principle of 'use it or lose it', Louise Morse intends to exercise her capacity by smelling the new wild rhubarb disinfectant spray.
Give shielding pensioners emergency telephone numbers to call - it could prevent murder
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.
Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty sort?
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!
Capt Sir Tom showed 'we can do it'
Capt Sir Tom's legacy is more than the £32 million he raised walking laps around his garden at the age of 99 with his zimmer frame: he showed that whatever your age you can encourage others.
Lord, give me patience!
We need patience as we wait for the vaccine roll-out, and the pandemic to end. A Seminary in California has found a way of helping students develop it.
Can a person's spirit be harmed by end of life care?
Even at our weakest, most helpless times, our spirits are safely held by God's Holy spirit.
Don't let yourself be swept up with Covid anxiety
Covid is causing the biggest rise in mental illness since World War II. Here's what we can do to help ourselves, and others.
Unsure of the New Year? God has plans for you!
Uncertain about what the New Year will bring? God has it all planned, including our part in it.
Have you a negative view of 2021?
The most important thing we can do in 2021 is to watch what we are thinking. 'Proverbs 4:23 (NIV), “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”
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