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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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Health Minister, Edwin Poots today announced the appointment of three Non-Executive Members to the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Special Health and Social Care Agency (NIGALA) for a four year period.
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A major British Liver Trust campaign supported by the RVH Liver Support Group has come to Northern Ireland for the first time.
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“The day my Nana was diagnosed with dementia was the day we ALL got it… but she’s still amazing!” Stigma, lack of knowledge and understanding, and fear of dementia, directly impact the lives of people living with dementia. This week, Dementia Awareness Week (18–24 May 2014), seeks to change that by...
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Establishing Derry as a ‘dementia friendly city’ is no easy task, but that’s exactly what Una Hume and Sabrina Lynch have tasked themselves with. Based at the Old Library Trust Creggan Healthy Living Centre, Una and Sabrina are spearheading DEED, ‘Derry engaging and empowering dementia.’ Read more...
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Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described as “harassment” the repeated review of discretionary medical cards, especially for elderly people. He acknowledged there was a problem in the way discretionary medical card reviews were being carried out, but said 96 per cent of those reviewed kept their cards...
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The recent AGM of the Louth People’s Forum heard about the the vital role the forum has played in making Louth the premier age friendly county in Ireland. From restructuring the county’s bus service to combatting loneliness and improving age friendly business services, the Forum have established...
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Everyday helping relationships may be complex, but we do need to know how they work, says Ilona Haslewood. We ask someone to look after our car while we are away. We drop off some shopping for a neighbour, or babysit for a friend. For the most part, it’s everyday, mundane stuff - just a bit of help...
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As well as being on call for crisis situations on the ward, Ian Douglas also educates people about mental health conditions Every working day is different for me, but I always start my mornings in the same way. Up at 6.30am, get ready and drop my children off at the train station, then I'm in the...
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Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister are currently consulting on the Active Ageing Strategy. The Strategy sets out the NI Executive’s plans for older people over the coming 6 years,...
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One in three babies born today will reach 100 years old. Yet, as the Early Action Task Force's report Looking Forward to Later Life published today shows, the approach of successive governments to our ageing population has mirrored the approach of many individuals: disjointed, head-in-the-sand,...
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Everyone is entitled to a good death and the best quality of care when a cure is no longer possible. It should be a right, not a privilege. Unfortunately in Ireland this is not always the case. The Irish Hospice Foundation will be discussing these issues at a Primary Palliative Care conference in...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots today welcomed health professionals from all over the United Kingdom and Ireland to the Association of Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeons (AUGIS) conference in Belfast.
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The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety has today published the ‘Children Order Child Protection and Referral Statistics for Northern Ireland (quarter ending 31 March 2014).’
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has today launched the Mindwise Young People’s Strategy and Action Plan for 2014-19, at the MAC in Belfast.
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A call has been issued for patients, families and carers to complete a major all-island survey of palliative care experiences. The Let’s Talk About survey is the first of its kind across Ireland and continues until the end of May. The survey asks people with illnesses which may not be cured to...

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