Monthly Archives: June 2014

Early Memories and Late Life

Writers of a romantic persuasion believe that as old age progresses our memories increasingly emigrate from a grey present  to a remote sunlit past. If we are  romantic extremists, like Wordsworth, we treasure our earliest impressions like award-winning box-sets of DVDs for constant replay because they are … Continue reading

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Stumbling and Tumbling

Age UK and the NHS have declared  this “National Falls Awareness Week”. This may seem unnecessary advertising for Catholics and similar, who already keep too strict a tally of soul-lapses, but for old bodies it is a timely nudge. Even … Continue reading

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Sex and Survival in Old Age

  Giving talks about ageing is always pleasant.  Audiences are usually as old as I am  and  are often attentive because they hope for some unexpected good news or need to air strong opinions on how ageing progresses and affects our … Continue reading

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Old Minds and Old Bodies

Many convincing studies show that exercise is a very good idea for everyone,  especially in old age when it sharply reduces risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease and strokes and, by improving blood supply reduces the rate of the gross brain changes … Continue reading

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