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‘See me, hear me, know me’ – supporting the needs of the older LGBT community 1st April 2014 News Source: Public Health AgencyTheme: Health & well being , Values, attitudes and opinions Northern Ireland is made up of a diverse mix of people and as the population ages, so the needs of everyone...
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Northern Ireland is made up of a diverse mix of people and as the population ages, so the needs of everyone must be taken into account. Last week (27 March 2014) the Public Health Agency launched new guidelines ‘See me, hear me, know me’ with the aim of supporting the needs of older...
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Hundreds of elderly people from around Ireland are participating in a €6m international health project involving some 3,000 people across four countries. The trial being carried out by a research team at University College Cork, is investigating the treatment of older people with a mildly...
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New health study aims to boost wellbeing of over 65s 1st April 2014 News Source: Irish IndependentTheme: Health & well being Hundreds of elderly people from around Ireland are participating in a €6m international health project involving some 3,000 people across four countries. The trial...
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The Age Action Care & Repair programme, which provides odd-jobs and DIY work for older people free of charge, has received a major boost with the addition of a dedicated van which will enable the service to help more people than ever before in Cork City and surrounding areas. Read more here.
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Free DIY service for older people expanded in Cork 1st April 2014 News Source: Cork NewsTheme: Living environments The Age Action Care & Repair programme, which provides odd-jobs and DIY work for older people free of charge, has received a major boost with the addition of a dedicated van which...
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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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Skills of older volunteers worth £15bn to UK charities by 2020 says new report 1st April 2014 News Source: The Commission on the Voluntary Sector & AgeingTheme: Demography , Family, support, social networks and participation , Health & well being The Commission on the Voluntary Sector...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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