Maddy’s Blog

A story for remembrance day

A single day It’s been a long time. 65 years? Maybe even more. But I remember that day as if it was yesterday. I had woken early. Since the weather was warmer, I strolled outside with my tea to watch the sunrise. Birds were singing, and I had an open view across the fields....

Young Nigerians volunteer to take part in the International Day of Older People

  Nigeria has a long and interesting history, but it is a young country. Most of the population of Nigeria are young. 40% are under 15 years, whilst only 4.5% are over 60. The percentage of older persons in Nigeria has not changed much since 1960, while the birth rate has increased. Nigeria’s elderly are...

Taking a Stand against Ageism in Zambia

My third guest poster today is from Zambia Zambia is a landlocked country in Southern Africa with a population of some 15 million people, 3% of whom are aged over 65. Its principal industry is copper mining and it is one of the most urbanized countries in Africa. The country was named...

Alzheimer’s at a distance

On this International Day of Older People, let’s take a moment to think about all the carers and loved ones of people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. It is increasingly hard these days, when young people have to move and travel to maintain their careers, to...