Visiting the Memory Café and other Dementia Care Activities Evidence-based Interventions for Care Homes Edited by Caroline Baker and
Confused Angry Anxious? Why working with older people in care can be really difficult and what to do about it Bo Hejlskov Elven, Charlotte Agger
The Age of Potential
An address given to the pupils and Staff of Bishop Wordsworth School Salisbury Cathedral Shrove Tuesday 28th February 2017 I wonder wh
REMEMBERING JIM BIRREN One of the towering figures in gerontology has died : James E. Birren, founding Director of the Andrus Gerontology
The Quest for meaning in later life
P. G. Coleman, D. Koleva and J. Bornat, eds., Ageing, Ritual and Social Change: Comparing the Secular and Religious in Eastern and Western Europe. Fa
CONFUCIUS AT SEVENTY
"At fifteen I was committed to learning. At thirty I took my rightful position. At forty, I was no longer totally perplexed. At fifty, I
Looking your Age??
DO YOU LOOK YOUR AGE? Last month my wife and I were on a Road Scholar trip in Europe and we were having dinner with a Japanese woman. We
What is Age?
"Age puzzles me. I thought it was a quiet time. My seventies were interesting and fairly serene, but my eighties are passionate. I grow mor
Seeing beyond the immediate: listening and learning alongside older people
From 1998 through to 2009, I had the privilege of working with many hundreds of older people in an Almshouse charity. We lived together in rather sp
PABLO CASALS ON AGEING
On my last birthday I was ninety-three years old. That is not young, of course. In fact, it is older than ninety. But age is a relative mat
Understanding Age? Face the Future….
It has been a great pleasure to offer a Forward to this stimulating contribution the literature on old age by the delightful William Cutting Forewo
you will greet yourself…..
LOVE AFTER LOVE The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each wi
THE ASTONISHMENT OF AGE – learning from Jung
When my friend's mother developed dementia, he was discouraged that each day she seemed to be losing so much. Then he remembered a saying f
We, unaccustomed to courage exiles from delight live coiled in shells of loneliness until love leaves its high holy temple and comes int
Remembering Maya Angelou
I started my blogging life in 2008 partly as a way of capturing my experience of a sabbatical in America. In the spring of that year I spent
the costs of trying to avoid the inevitable
From todays Church Times James Woodward on the costs of trying to avoid the inevitable Should We Live Forever? The ethical ambiguities of aging
New Year Resolution: Embrace Change
hammered gold and gold enamelling An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, a
A Lack of Soul?
AGEING AND CARE OF THE SOUL Thomas Moore has described the fundamental psychological problem of contemporary life as a lack of “
BEDE GRIFFITHS: THE MONK GROWS OLD Father Bede Griffiths was a a Catholic monk who spent most of his life as a "Christian Yogi" in India, where
AGING AND THE TRANSITORINESS OF LIFE
In old age something special happens to reality. Its hardness is softened by the experience of transitoriness. Persons who once seemed indispensab