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Age discrimination

articles and reports Age Discrimination - a new loneliness - a personal account by social scientist Margaret Simey on the experience of extreme old age.

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Ageing in the countryside

articles and reports The Hidden Store - the contributions of older people to rural communities
articles and reports Rural Lifelines: older people and rural social enterprises (pdf format, 650kb)

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Ageing policy and research

book notices and reviews Ageing: Scientific aspects House of Lords Report of an inquiry by Lord Sutherland
book notices and reviews From Welfare to Well-being - a report from Joseph Rowntree on housing, money and care for older people.
book notices and reviews The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing (Leveson Paper 5)
articles and reports This year's big idea? - Les Bright comments on the Green Paper 'Independence, Well-Being and Choice'.
articles and reports The West Midlands Regional What?- an account of the work of the West Midlands Regional Assembly
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 2 Valuing Age? An Agenda for Society and the Church
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 5 The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 15 Thinking the Unthinkable - ten years on Rt Hon Frank Field MP

book notices and reviews The Age Agenda Bulletin is a free monthly internet-based publication providing an update on older people's issues and the policy and legislation changes that have an impact on their lives. It covers income and finance, health and social care, equality and human rights, housing and communities, work and learning, consumer and transport and general ageing issues - as well as recent developments in government and parliament affecting older people. It's easy to navigate and the articles provide direct links to the source documents on the relevant external websites.

Access is free on Age Concern's website at www.ageconcern.org.uk/AgeConcern/age_agenda_bulletin.asp and can be downloaded as a pdf version. Readers who register online will receive an email alert each month when the new edition is published.

book notices and reviews Recruitment and Sampling: qualitative research with older people papers from The Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies at The Open University

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Dementia

articles and reports Dementia: re-membering the cost, Brian Allen. Article in the Crucible April-June 2008, p13.
book notices and reviews Alone with Dementia - a personal account of caring for a spouse with dementia
book notices and reviews Bradford Dementia Group - a review of some recent additions to their series of Good practice Guides
book notices and reviews Dementia: pastoral theology and pastoral care - a Grove booklet.
book notices and reviews Do people with dementia have spiritual needs? Text of a talk given in Medway by Alison Johnson, 23 January 2008 (pdf)
book notices and reviews Explorations in Dementia: Theoretical and Research Studies into the Experience of Remediable and Enduring Cognitive Losses
book notices and reviews A Guide to the Spiritual Dimension of Care for People with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementia. More than Body, Brain and Breath
book notices and reviews In a Strange Land: People with Dementia and the Local Church - a guide and encouragement for ministry
Leveson Publication Lighting the Way: spiritual and religious care for those with dementia
book notices and reviews Memory's Tomb: dementia and a theology of Holy Saturday
book notices and reviews Religious Practice and People with Dementia - practical issues in caring for people with dementia from five major world faiths.
book notices and reviews Restoring the Soul - A selection of favourite hymns sung by choirs and members from Morningside United Church, Christ Church Morningside and Morningside Baptist Church, Edinburgh
book notices and reviews Seeing the Person Beyond the Dementia, Papers presented at a Leveson Seminar (Leveson Paper Number Eight)
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 6 Dementia: Improving Quality of Life
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 7 Older People, Faith and Dementia: twenty-four practical talks for use in care homes
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 8 Seeing the Person beyond the Dementia
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 12 Palliative Care for People with Dementia
book notices and reviews A Special Kind of Care - the report of a research project by the Bradford dementia Group in ten MHA homes.
book notices and reviews Spiritual care in confusion: ministry to the sick, the elderly and the terminally ill - a DVD from the Nuneaton Pastoral Care Project
book notices and reviews The Wells of Life: moments of worship with people with dementia - suggestions for action
articles and reports Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia, House of Lords debate on 10 March 2004
articles and reports A sacred space: communicating with my mother- a new approach to communication using touch
articles and reports Sometimes dementia can mean freedom - Giles Fraser writes about the effect of dementia on his Gran
articles and reports Understanding dementia - outlines of three presentations at the Leveson Seminar on Wednesday 14 June 2006

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End-of-life issues

Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 4 A Good Death
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 14 A Good Funeral
Leveson Publication Befriending Death
book notices and reviews Aging, Death and the Quest for Immortality
book notices and reviews Dying in Older Age: reflections and experiences from an older person's perspective
book notices and reviews Lost for Words: Loss and Bereavement Awareness Training
articles and reports Death is enjoyable - a personal account of a Near Death Experience and its significance to living life and facing death.
book notices and reviews Nearing Death Awareness, A Guide to the Language, Visions and Dreams of the Dying by Mary Anne Saunders. Review by James Woodward.
articles and reports Parliamentary debate on End-of-Life Care Tuesday 19 July 2005.Frank Field MP and Caroline Spelman MP initiated a wide-ranging and non-party political debate in the House of Commons on End-of-Life care in which they gave welcome publicity to James Woodward's recent book Befriending Death and to the work of the Leveson Centre. Review by James Woodward.
book notices and reviews Silent Grief, Living in the Wake of Suicide, by Christopher Lukas and Henry Seiden.
articles and reports Sunday programme on Radio 4 29 May 2005 (Real Audio format - Realplayer software required) An interview with James Woodward following Help the Aged's publication of a summary of research carried out by the University of Sheffield into discrimination against older people in end-of-life care Dying in Older Age: reflections and experiences from an older person's perspective. Available from Help the Aged for £5.00. Tel 020 7239 1946 or e-mail publications@helptheaged.org.uk

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Ethnic elders

book notices and reviews Faith, Stories and the Experience of Black Elders
book notices and reviews Religious Practice and People with Dementia - practical issues in caring for people with dementia from five major world faiths.

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Housing options

book notices and reviews Homing in on housing: a study of housing decisions of people aged over 60
book notices and reviews A Survival Guide to Later Life: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, Mobile and in Control

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Illness in old age

articles and reports A Case in Point an account of her mother's dilemmas in illness) Alison Johnson , . Article in the Crucible April-June 2008, p24.
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 10 Journeying through Old Age and Illness Leo Missinne, 2004. £5.00
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 13 Befriending Illness
book notices and reviews Depression and Older People: towards securing well-being in later life
articles and reports Finding God in Illness (pdf format, 123kb) - a booklet written by James Woodward.
book notices and reviews Journeying through Old Age and Illness - Reviews of Leveson Paper No 10 by Leo Missinne
book notices and reviews Spiritual care in confusion: ministry to the sick, the elderly and the terminally ill - a DVD from the Nuneaton Pastoral Care Project

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Leveson Centre publications

Leveson Publication Working with Older People: A Resource Directory for Churches
Leveson Publication Befriending Death by James Woodward
Leveson Publication Services for Weekdays by James Woodward and Leslie Houlden,
Leveson Publication Praying the Lectionary: prayers and reflections for every week’s readings by James Woodward and Leslie Houldon
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 1 Understanding the Needs of Older People
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 2 Valuing Age? An Agenda for Society and the Church
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 3 Committed to the Asylum? The Long Term Care of Older People
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 4 A Good Death
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 5 The Policy Challenges of Population Ageing
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 6 Dementia: Improving Quality of Life
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 7 Older People, Faith and Dementia: twenty-four practical talks for use in care homes
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 8 Seeing the Person beyond the Dementia
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 9 Is Religion the Friend of Ageing?
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 10 Journeying through Old Age and Illness Leo Missinne,
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 11 The Experience of Ageing: A Challenge to Christian Belief Helen Oppenheimer
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 12 Palliative Care for People with Dementia
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 13 Befriending Illness
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 14 A Good Funeral
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 15 Thinking the Unthinkable - ten years on, Rt Hon Frank Field MP
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 16 Lighting the Way: spiritual and religious care for those with dementia
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 17 The Humour of Old Age, Revd Dr Una Kroll
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 18 Celebrating Age in Worship: Suggestions and Resources

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Long-term care

book notices and reviews The Complete Care Home Guide and The Brief Care Home Guide - two guides published by Counsel and Care.
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 3 Committed to the Asylum? The Long Term Care of Older People
book notices and reviews Facing the Future - Jewish provision for older people.
book notices and reviews Is there a Future for Residential Care? Outlines of three presentations at a Leveson seminar on Wednesday 13 June 2007
book notices and reviews A Special Kind of Care - the report of a research project by the Bradford dementia Group in ten MHA homes
book notices and reviews Training Manual for Working with Older People in Residential and Day Care Settings by Jacki Pritchard. Review by James Woodward, Director of The Leveson Centre

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Older people and religious organisations

articles and reports What Church for the Saga Generation? Cultural shifts in the younger old Michael Collyer. Article in the Crucible April-June 2008, p4.
articles and reports Religion, Culture and Institutional Care: Caring for Older Jews in the United Kingdom (pdf format, 387kb)
articles and reports The gifts reserved for age: perceptions of the elderly The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan William's speech at the AGM of the charity Friends of the Elderly. (http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/956)
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 9 Is Religion the Friend of Ageing?
book notices and reviews Facing the Future - Jewish provision for older people.
book notices and reviews Is Religion the Friend of Ageing? - Review of Leveson Paper No 9 by Peter Coleman.
book notices and reviews Like Spring without Flowers: why older women and the churches need each other
book notices and reviews Older People and the Church
book notices and reviews Pioneering the Third Age: the church in an ageing population
book notices and reviews Practical Theology for Ageing - an edited collection of essays about church life in North America
book notices and reviews A Telling Minority: Spirituality of older men
articles and reports An aged man is but a paltry thing … unless …- a Temple Balsall sermon on old age by the Rt Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford given at Temple Balsall.
articles and reports The church and the elderly: a work observed - Isabel Smith writes about her visit to Sweden to study the work of the churches with older people
articles and reports Community, Connection, and Caring: Towards a Christian Feminist Practical Theology of Older Women
articles and reports God: the attitudes of the various faith traditions to the elderly
articles and reports A Survey on Ministry with Older People within the Diocese of Perth (pdf format, 223kb)
book notices and reviews In a Strange Land: People with Dementia and the Local Church - a guide and encouragement for ministry
book notices and reviews Religious Practice and People with Dementia - practical issues in caring for people with dementia from five major world faiths.
book notices and reviews Restoring the Soul - A selection of favourite hymns sung by choirs and members from Morningside United Church, Christ Church Morningside and Morningside Baptist Church, Edinburgh
book notices and reviews O Tidings of Comfort and Joy - a CD of favourite Christmas hymns chosen by older people with dementia
book notices and reviews A Special Kind of Care - the report of a research project by the Bradford dementia Group in ten MHA homes.
book notices and reviews Spiritual care in confusion: ministry to the sick, the elderly and the terminally ill - a DVD from the Nuneaton Pastoral Care Project
articles and reports Factors which might influence the provision of effective pastoral care to elderly people within a selection of Church of England parishes - Peter Speck, Marie Mills and Peter G Coleman write about a new research project at the University of Southampton.

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Quality of life in old age

book notices and reviews A Survival Guide to Later Life: How to Stay Healthy, Happy, Mobile and in Control
articles and reports The not-so-good life? Living and learning alongside older people
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 1 Understanding the Needs of Older People
book notices and reviews Holiday at Home Resource Pack Video and notes
book notices and reviews The Vocation of a Christian Scholar a review by Revd Professor Leslie Houlden of a book looking at how faith can sustain the life of the mind.
book notices and reviews Reminiscence Theatre, Making Theatre from Memories by Pam Schweitzer. Review by James Woodward
articles and reports Retirement and its planning - Stuart Good reflects on his recent retirement in Western Australia

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Social Policy

book notices and reviews Betraying the NHS: Health Abandoned by Michael Mandelstam. Review by James Woodward
book notices and reviews Setting Up New Services in the NHS, Just Add Water!, by Kingsley Norton. Review by James Woodward

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Spiritual needs of older people

articles and reports Successful Ageing James Woodward. Article in the Crucible April-June 2008, p32.
articles and reports Crucible April-June 2008 Special issue edited by James Woodward entitled Ageing: the challenge for the Saga Generation
book notices and reviews New books in Religion, Spirituality and Aging from the Haworth Press, (www.HaworthPress.com) reviewed by James Woodward
book notices and reviews Wild Goose Chase: exploring the spirituality of everyday life by Annie Heppenstall. Review by James Woodward
book notices and reviews The gifts reserved for age: perceptions of the elderly The Archbishop of Canterbury Dr Rowan William's speech at the AGM of the charity Friends of the Elderly. (http://www.archbishopofcanterbury.org/956)
book notices and reviews The Spiritual needs of Older People - a Resource List (html version).
Also available in Acrobat format (379kb)
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 11 The Experience of Ageing: A Challenge to Christian Belief Helen Oppenheimer
book notices and reviews Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being - papers from the 2002 International conference in Durham.
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 1 Understanding the Needs of Older People
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 2 Valuing Age? An Agenda for Society and the Church
book notices and reviews Frequently Asked Questions on Spirituality and Religion
book notices and reviews Nourishing the Inner Being: An Introduction to Spirituality - an MHA Care group training video.
book notices and reviews Spiritual assessment and intervention with older adults: Current directions and applications, by Mark Brennan and Deborah Heiser (eds). Review by Euan Sadler.
book notices and reviews Spiritual Caregiving as Secular Sacrament: A Practical Theology for Professional Caregivers
book notices and reviews The Vocation of a Christian Scholar a review by Revd Professor Leslie Houlden of a book looking at how faith can sustain the life of the mind.
articles and reports An aged man is but a paltry thing … unless …- a Temple Balsall sermon on old age by the Rt Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford given at Temple Balsall.
articles and reports Message for Lent 2005 from Pope John Paul II - on the theme of ageing, written shortly before his death
articles and reports Nurturing a sense of belonging - an account by Gerry Burke of the Age Concern England initiative on spirituality and ageing.
articles and reports What next? - how can we sustain spirituality as we age?
articles and reports Who is God for you? And other questions … - a research project on older people's images of God
articles and reports Yeats' tin can - two Quakers debate aspects of old age and our response to it.

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Welfare, benefits and pensions

book notices and reviews Individuals in Need: guidelines for grant makers
book notices and reviews Delivering Benefits in Old Age, the Take up of the Minimum Income Guarantee, by Paul Dornan. Review by James Woodward, Director of The Leveson Centre
book notices and reviews Pensions: challenges and choices - a response submitted on behalf of the Diocese of Sheffield
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 15 Thinking the Unthinkable - ten years on Rt Hon Frank Field MP

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Worship and older people

articles and reports A service for people with dementia Some hints about preparing worship for people with dementia and a tried and tested order of service used at MHA Westbury, Newport Pagnell (pdf format, 24kb).
articles and reports A celebration of age An example of a service celebrating age used at St Martin's Church, Osmaston in the Diocese of Derby which could be adapted for use elsewhere (pdf format, 32kb).
articles and reports Services for weekdays
articles and reports All-age worship - a challenge to the view that only younger people matter in the churches.
book notices and reviews The Wells of Life: moments of worship with people with dementia - suggestions for action
Leveson Publication Lighting the Way: spiritual and religious care for those with dementia
book notices and reviews O Tidings of Comfort and Joy - a CD of favourite Christmas hymns chosen by older people with dementia
book notices and reviews Restoring the Soul - A selection of favourite hymns sung by choirs and members from Morningside United Church, Christ Church Morningside and Morningside Baptist Church, Edinburgh
Leveson Publication Leveson Paper 7 Older People, Faith and Dementia: twenty-four practical talks for use in care homes

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