Monthly Archives: October 2019

Caring rather than curing – the role of the hospice movement

Although the hospice movement does not cater solely for older people, with an ageing population and the fact that deaths are concentrated in the older age groups, its activities are very relevant to the wellbeing of older people and positive … Continue reading

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Some innovative ideas about Dementia

No, nothing about a miracle cure, just some good ideas about how we may be able to cope with the growing challenge of dementia (until a cure emerges). The majority of recommended interventions for people with dementia are certainly pharmacological, … Continue reading

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How many conditions – and how to manage them?

We ask people regularly – “How are you?” – but generally do not expect a recitation of numerous health problems in reply. But when speaking to an older person, the recitation could be long. Increasing survival into old age is … Continue reading

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