By John Stonestreet with Roberto Rivera A recent report by the Belgian affiliate of Amnesty International contained an elephant-sized irony that neither Amnesty International nor much of the media seemed to notice. With the title “Nursing Home Blind Spots,” the report claims that the human rights of nursing and rest-home residents were violated during Belgium’s …Continue reading "Abandoning the Elderly in Belgium"
By Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach October 1, is the annual International Day of Older Persons. The celebration was established by the United Nations in 1990 to recognize the importance of older people, the contributions they make to society, and the issues and dangers they face. This year’s theme—“Pandemics: Do they change how …Continue reading "International Day of Older Persons focuses on pandemic"
By Michael Cook Nursing homes in the UK were asked by government health managers and family doctors to place blanket “Do not resuscitate” (DNR) orders on all residents at the height of the coronavirus pandemic to keep hospital beds free, a report has alleged. The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI) surveyed [https://twitter.com/TheQNI] 128 nurses and care …Continue reading "UK bureaucrats imposed DNR orders on nursing homes: report"
By Nancy Valko Editor’s note. This story from our series of posts from a year back notes (and it remains true) “No state with legalized physician-assisted suicide currently allows lethal overdoses for people with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.” Yet other nations are running pell-mell to legalize assisted suicide for people with diminished cognitive abilities. It …Continue reading "Alzheimer’s Disease and Marketing Death"
By Scott Fischbach, Executive Director, Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life Global Outreach Today is the United Nations’ 15th annual World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, a time to raise awareness of the abuse and neglect of older persons. As the U.N. explains, it “represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its …Continue reading "Euthanasia is the worst form of elder abuse"
By Michael Cook People over 60 are more affected by the coronavirus and most deaths have been of people over 70. With this background, a new study on perceptions of the elderly in the UK makes interesting reading. Attitudes to ageing are overwhelmingly negative, according to a new study by the Centre for Ageing Better, …Continue reading "Britons have discriminatory attitudes towards the elderly"
By Dave Andrusko For more than 25 years I’ve had the privilege of leading an adult Sunday school class. We share “Joys and Concerns” each week and since many of the members have parents who are aging rapidly and/or in declining health, we often talk about what that entails, not only for them, but for …Continue reading "The privilege of remembering for both of us: a grandmother’s journey through Alzheimer’s"
Calls for “immediate prioritized and funded action to address all abuse claims in our state.” Editor’s note. Today the (Minneapolis) Star Tribune reported that the Minnesota Department of Health missed its deadline to investigate 150 cases of alleged serious harm or immediate risk of further harm to persons in care facilities. “This is not acceptable,” …Continue reading "Failure to investigate elder abuse in Minnesota “is unacceptable,”MCCL says"
As world ages, risk of exploitation increases By MCCL GO Today, October 1, is the annual International Day of Older Persons. The celebration was established by the United Nations in 1990 to recognize the importance of older people, the contributions they make to society, and the issues and dangers they face in today’s world. This …Continue reading "International Day of Older Persons should put spotlight on equality of people at every age"
Editor’s note. The following article was published by HOPE Australia on May 30 and is reposted with permission. Stan Lee literally made superheroes. A comic book writer, he was responsible for the creation of characters like Spiderman, the X-Men, Iron Man, the Fantastic Four, Thor and the Hulk. Generations and generations of comic book fans …Continue reading "Being Rich and Famous Doesn’t Protect You from Elder Abuse"
By Wesley J. Smith I have worried and written about the growing normalization of elder-suicide, brought on in part — obviously, that is not the whole problem — by assisted-suicide advocacy and frequent media applause of such deaths among the elderly. That opinion receives a peer-reviewed boost in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. …Continue reading "How Contemporary Society Promotes Elder Suicide"
No reason to believe that adequate safeguards can be put in place for euthanasia Editor’s note. The following article was published Tuesday by HOPE Australia. One of the greatest dangers that we face as Australians, now that euthanasia is legalised in [the state of] Victoria, is making the elderly feel as if they are a …Continue reading "Euthanasia and the danger of Elder Abuse"