Last week I visited my gran in her nursing home. Having been so busy this year with graduating and various other things going on, I felt really bad that I hadn’t been to see her in a long time. The reason she was put into a nursing home was because she can’t quite take care of herself and she needs 24 hour care now.

I can’t help but think, had her mind been kept more active and she had interacted with more people then her rapid deterioration over the last year or so wouldn’t have happened and I wouldn’t have had to listen to my gran say that ‘the tv has been her best friend for the last 3 years’. That’s extremely hard to swallow when you love someone so much.

And so, I felt the need to post this, after being flagged up by dominic campbell on twitter, a document from Activeage about lonliness, when I read the line that
‘older people are using their televisions with 48% saying the television is their main form of company.’

On looking further into activeage who I believe are based in Aberdeen, I discovered a recent report entitled, ‘The employability of older people‘, current issues and debate...

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