Category: Caring for older people

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Caring for older people
Louise Morse

Care not Killing, and new euthanasia lobby move

We don’t want to find ourselves being euthanized because doctors have taken a subjective view of our quality of life, which is what happened in Belgium and was reported earlier in this blog.  Or have a 75 year old woman with dementia being euthanized against her will.

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Caring for older people
Louise Morse

The power of worship in dementia

Worship helps us to hold ourselves together. In one of his devotional books, Selwyn Hughes, one of Wales’ best-loved preachers, pointed out that in worship we find unity, not just with God but within ourselves.

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Caring for older people
Louise Morse

Pensioners contribute £billions more to the Exchequer than the cost of Social Care – so why aren’t they getting it?

Once again, older people are being presented as an economic burden on society. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, under pressure to produce the long delayed Green Paper on Social Care funding, has warned that taxes will have to keep rising for years to come to cover the cost of caring for Britain’s ageing population. (Cue intergenerational warfare.)

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Caring for older people
Louise Morse

Five secrets to sharing Jesus with parents

It can be tough trying to tell your parents about a faith they didn’t raise you in!  This is a true story of a 99 year old grandfather who came to faith weeks before he died, thanks to the prayers and sensitive approaches of his son and daughter-in-law.

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Could this comedian save lives?

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.

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WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

After a talk or workshop people sometimes ask questions (or will send an email later)  that are not easy to answer, because so much depends

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