Religious attitudes to the elderly and death

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Retirement
The point at which a person stops working for their living.
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Elderly
People over a certain age, perhaps 65-70 and older.
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Ageism
Prejudice against people because of their age.
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Death
The end of life, usually confirmed by the brain stem no longer functioning.
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Care home
Home for the elderly where their needs are catered for day and night.
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Quality of life
How good someone's life is based on their physical or mental health.
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Life after death
Belief that after death, we will have life again, either through resurrection, rebirth or reincarnation.
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Terminal illness
Illness that will lead to death, and that cannot be cured.
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Euthanasia
Mercy killing; a gentle death; helping someone to die who is terminally ill or has a degenerative illness and is suffering; it can be active, passive, voluntary or involuntary.
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Life support
Medical processes, equipment and support to keep a person alive when their own body is not functioning and they are likely to die otherwise.
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Hospice
A place where the terminally ill can be cared for in their last days.
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Sanctity of life
The belief that life is special and/or sacred, because God made it or because of the soul or anatta.
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People over a certain age, perhaps 65-70 and older.

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Elderly

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Prejudice against people because of their age.

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The end of life, usually confirmed by the brain stem no longer functioning.

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Home for the elderly where their needs are catered for day and night.

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