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The Commission on the Voluntary Sector & Ageing today (1 April 2014) publishes ‘Age of Opportunity’, a new study exploring the risks and opportunities facing the voluntary sector as a result of the UK’s ageing population. Tens of thousands more baby boomers are reaching...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has announced an extension of the bowel cancer screening programme, to include all men and women from 60 to 74 years of age from today.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today launched of Mindwise’s ‘You Can Take Control’ campaign.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots and Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland have endorsed a new toolkit that will help disabled and older people visualise and discuss proposed housing adaptations.
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Investment needed to improve quality of care for older people 31st March 2014 News Source: GuardianTheme: Health & well being , Living environments Families consistently rate the childcare they use higher than the care for elderly relatives, according to an analysis of the latest reviews on the...
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Families consistently rate the childcare they use higher than the care for elderly relatives, according to an analysis of the latest reviews on the Good Care Guide website. The Good Care Guide results reveal that children receive better quality of care than their elderly relatives, with 88% of...
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Time to reassess the healthy weight guidelines for older people? 31st March 2014 News Source: NY DailyTheme: Living environments A new study suggests that current body mass index (BMI) recommendations may be unsuitable for older adults. Caryl Nowson, a professor of nutrition and aging at Deakin...
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A new study suggests that current body mass index (BMI) recommendations may be unsuitable for older adults. Caryl Nowson, a professor of nutrition and aging at Deakin University, led a research team that examined the relationship between BMI and risk of death in people 65 and older. The findings...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today updated the Assembly on progress on the Improvement Programme at the Northern Trust.
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The vision at the heart of Transforming Your Care (TYC) - to drive up the quality of care, to improve outcomes and to enhance patient experience - is now being implemented.
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Health Minister, Edwin Poots, joined in helping to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer when he visited the Angels of Hope drop-in centre during ovarian cancer month (March).
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GPs and Pharmacists have a vital role to play in helping to inform and influence behaviour towards more healthy choices for people living with heart disease.
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The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety today published the Northern Ireland Cancer Waiting Times Statistics Release for October, November and December 2013.
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has commended Aware Defeat Depression on winning the GSK IMPACT overall Award at an event yesterday evening in Parliament Buildings.
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Pharmacy has a key role to play in the wider transformation of Northern Ireland’s Health Service.
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Debate continues about routine dementia screening 25th March 2014 News Source: Health DayTheme: Health & well being There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a...
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There's not yet enough evidence to support screening all older adults for dementia or a less severe condition called "mild cognitive impairment," according to a statement released by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Read more here...
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Older people 'do not have enough understanding of nutrition' 25th March 2014 News Source: Nursing TimesTheme: Health & well being Research for the Malnutrition Prevention Project has found that many older people need to have a better understanding of nutrition to avoid putting...
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Research for the Malnutrition Prevention Project has found that many older people need to have a better understanding of nutrition to avoid putting themselves at risk. The study, by think tank Britainthinks, shows that older people often avoid fatty and high-calorie foods because they think they...
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The second ‘Research on the road’ clinic will be facilitated by ARK Ageing Programme and NICVA and will be held in Cushendall in partnership with the North Antrim Community Network . This clinic offers advice and expertise on how to conduct reliable research. It will provide a ‘rough guide’ to...

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