Further to our Care of the elderly in hospital which I must add is so true and having witnessed first hand the dreadful treatment of my Mum who we lost on the 31st October last year I believe that ageism in the NHS is so prevalent as to be a concern for all of us who have elderly relatives. Until 2013 elderly patients were placed on the Liverpool Care Pathway which basically meant the withdrawal of all but the basic needs in order to hasten death and now it is termed "Passive or Palliative Care" which actually means the same thing in practice but leads to an inevitably hastened death in their elderly patients. This whole scenario is an abomination to a generation of people like my Mum who was machining Army Lorry Covers as part of the War effort at the tender age of 13 its disgusting a cherished Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother taken away unnecessarily as she was treated for her date of birth and not her condition.
Irritating personality traits haven't softened - do friendships change?
Needed but feeling left out - do others feel the same?
Where were you on this day? - moon landing