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Scotland's population is changing as the number of people from ethnic minority groups continues to grow, says Aleks Collingwood. A sixth of Scottish households containing two or more people have more than one ethnicity represented, according to research published today on census data. The largest...
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Communities must get ready to provide a supportive and playful lifestyle for the millions more people set to live into old age Bang on time for the start of a new council cycle, a detailed 58-page report will next month set out the degree to which local neighbourhoods must adapt if they are to meet...
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Loneliness among the over-65s could be tackled by training more older people to use the internet, a report by a centre-right think tank has suggested. Policy Exchange has called for every person in...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots and Justice Minister David Ford today launched a consultation on a draft Mental Capacity Bill and proposals relating to those in the Criminal Justice system.
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Exit adds 'suicide due to old age' to its statutes, giving people suffering from age-related problems the choice to end their life A Swiss organisation that helps people take their own lives has voted to extend its services to elderly people who are not terminally ill. Exit added "suicide due...
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She is a maverick of modern dance, still bagging awards in her 50s. Wendy Houstoun talks about her latest work a tribute to choreographer Nigel Charnock, a man so full of life that even terminal cancer couldn't stop him carrying the Olympic torch Last year was a good one for Wendy Houstoun . Not...
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Climate justice is an unfamiliar idea to many, but that might change in the next 18 months, says Julian Dobson. The concept of climate justice brings together issues of climate change and social justice, asserting that the consequences and causes of increased CO2 emissions reflect and reinforce...
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National network provides accommodation and practical help for adults with support needs In an era of shrinking social care budgets and a rising elderly population, politicians are increasingly referring to the need for care to come "from the community". David Cameron viewed this notion of...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has committed to increase investment to nurse training and development to provide more trained professionals and address growing demand.
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I very much enjoy my talks on the subject of Managing your Money Better . The talks happen province wide and I'm always delighted to chat about money and related topics. This is my first blog about these experiences. read more
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The Department of Health has revealed that tens of thousands of illegally imported and unauthorised medicines destined for addresses throughout Northern Ireland were seized as part of an international operation.
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New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that a common antidepressant may cut production of one of the chief suspects in the investigation of Alzheimer’s disease. These findings open a new avenue in the hunt for drugs to prevent the devastating brain disease. Read more here.
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Health officials in Northern Ireland have come together to urge local people to open up about dementia problems. The ‘Don’t Bottle It Up’ message has gone out during Dementia Awareness Week 2014. The Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board are working jointly with the Alzheimer’s...
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The Momentia movement helps people with dementia contribute to society, and lessens the stigma that can accompany diagnosis On a recent trip to London, I met policymakers and care industry leaders to discuss a new approach to supporting older people. Prior to my visit, the health secretary, Jeremy...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has said that a coordinated approach is essential to deliver high quality services to stroke victims and their families.
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Advice NI is delivering a series of free talks entitled 'Managing your Money Better' aimed at older groups of people provincewide. Advice NI is a charity and a member organisation which distributes / disseminates information and provides advice on debt and money management. The outreach project,...
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Older people in Ireland cannot take their access to basic human rights for granted. In 2015, the Government’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will be examined by the UN. This is a chance for older people to highlight concerns about deficits in...
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More than half of people affected by dementia have said they waited six months or more after first noticing symptoms of the condition before seeking professional help, according to a survey conducted by the Alzheimer's Society (UK). Research carried out with 1,043 people showed 41% said they had...
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A new study from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that older people who suffer migraines may be more at risk of having silent brain injury and “silent strokes” than people who don't have migraines. The findings suggest that there may be a link between treatments for...
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About one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older by the year 2030. NPR's Ina Jaffe covers this population — and says it's often difficult to find the right words to describe it and several commonly used terms can cause offence and conceal the fact that older people are not a...

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