My name is Barbara Davey, and the Local Meeting (LM) I belong to up in Scotland would probably be described as medium sized – usually about 30 Friends on a …Read full article on A perspective from Barbara Davey: Dementia our Shared Journey
More care than ever is being provided in Scotland for an ageing population. We often talk of the challenges in delivering this provision for an increasing number of people, with …Read full article on What Matters To You?
The sitting room had two large bay windows, one looked north over the fields and towards the hills, the other looked over the rose garden to the woodland beyond. The …Read full article on The District Nurse
The high-pitched scream echoed through the house, an anxious voice shouted, ‘What’s wrong?’ Hurried footsteps could be heard, including my own, heading towards the scream which had turned into a …Read full article on I’ve lost my marbles!
Late shifts always started differently to the morning shift. This summer had been warm and at times, sultry. Residents enjoyed the breeze from open windows, sitting in the wooden sun-house …Read full article on Here Comes the Barber
The Christmas lights were up, day care was festooned and glittering. Lunch with its crackers, silly jokes and paper hats and delightful trifle or Christmas pudding had been served. The …Read full article on Santa’s Lost His Breeks
Mrs B. had buried her husband many years before I met her, petite and slim she had a smile that deepened the life lines etched on her face. A member …Read full article on Belonging is a Choice
Come January our televisions are flooded with images of shiny gyms and membership offers. Full page adverts are taken out across newspapers and magazines for Weight Watchers and Slimming World. …Read full article on Is Our Diet Culture Damaging for Older People?
Written by Bob Rendall, Chairman Faith in Older People One of the great joys of my life has come as the consequence of working with key groups to set up …Read full article on The Shattered Diamond