What happened when we introduced four-year-olds to an old people’s home

Get up and go. Channel 4 Melrose Stewart, University of Birmingham and Malcolm Johnson, University of Bath Lying on the floor pretending to roar like a lion can do wonders for an elderly man’s well-being. That’s not a scientific fact, but it was one of the surprising and memorable moments […]

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TripAdvisor helps us choose hotels and restaurants – so why not where we end our days?

‘Not too shabby here it says.’ Shutterstock Tony Walter, University of Bath My 91-year-old mother was deeply unhappy at the geriatric hospital in which she found herself after breaking her ankle. But we knew little of the alternatives. Official inspection ratings offer impersonal information. So how were we, her children, […]

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