Friday, 12 April 2013

An insight into old age and PTSD on the LPJ

Through the Looking Glass: An Insight into PTSD and Old Age is an article I wrote, which was published by the London Progressive Journal on Saturday 6th April. 

This article examines two cases, the first being a former World War Two British Prisoner of War, who in old age developed dementia, and the second being a survivor of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp.

"A few years ago, at a stall for the charity Combat Stress, we were approached by a woman who recalled her father’s experiences of living with the traumatic effects of war. 

Unlike many people, where the effects are sometimes immediate or can show symptoms later on in life, for this woman, her father’s recollections emerged in old age. 

Having survived the horrors of the Second World War, reconstruction and work life in the post war era, to then go on and raise three daughters and two sons, in his dotage this elderly gentleman developed dementia". 

You can read Through the Looking Glass: An Insight into PTSD and Old Age in full, on the website of the London Progressive Journal and you are welcome to share it with your friends on either Facebook or Twitter.


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