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Dementia does not discriminate based on country of origin, but services to improve the lives of people with the condition can unintentionally do so. While more people than ever in the UK are receiving a diagnosis and getting the right information to help them to cope, people from black, Asian and...
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Work, and the toll it takes on us as we age, is the focus of a group of UConn Health researchers wrapping up a study of the ageing workforce. The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) at UConn Health, led by Dr. Martin Cherniack, professor of medicine, is pulling...
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Men and women in the UK are living longer than ever before. Records are broken every time new statistics come out. Life expectancy for men in the UK in 2012 was 79.5 years and for women 82.5 years. However, longevity is not always accompanied by good health. Read more here.
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Taking on the responsibility of caring for a loved one who is disabled or chronically ill can be stressful and difficult. But it also may be life-prolonging for the caregiver, according to a new study led by David Roth, Ph.D., director of the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins. Read more...
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Researchers publishing in the journal Nature Chemical Biology have described a new class of compounds, called "pharmacologic chaperones," which could aid in a completely new approach to how Alzheimer's disease is treated.The researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre found...
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The organisers of the Australian Association of Gerontology national conference have announced the call for abstracts for this year’s event. The AAG conference attracts professionals from a range of fields with an interest in ageing. The theme of this year’s event is ’50 Not Out...
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Older women, individuals who have initiative and those who have suffered a recent loss are more likely to be compassionate to strangers, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Read more here.
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Larne and District Citizens’ Advice Bureau has received funding to reach out to older people who may be missing out on benefits. The programme is being financed through a new Innovation Fund. Read more here...
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For thousands of isolated older people whose families are far away and whose council help has been cut, innovative community schemes are tackling the 'generation strain' of loneliness. According to The Generation Strain – a report to be published on Thursday 24 April by the IPPR...
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The Health and Social Care Research and Development Division (HSC R&D Division) in conjunction with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development (NCC RCD) invites applications for the fourteenth round of the NIHR Clinician Scientist Award Scheme. The scheme is intended to...
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Health Minister, Edwin Poots, today announced the appointment of a non-executive Financial Member to the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service Agency (NIFRS) for a four year period. Mr Gordon Smyth is appointed with effect from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2018.
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The Office of the First and deputy First Minister is seeking your views on the consultation document “Active Ageing Strategy 2014-2020”. The purpose of the strategy is to transform attitudes to and services for older people. It will help provide direction for Departmental Policies, make...
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On Thursday, June 12th 2014, the National Centre for the Protection of Older People (NCPOP), University College Dublin, in collaboration with the Health Service Executive (HSE) and the International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) will host a national conference to mark World...
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Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) does not disappear with age, new research shows. A study at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, finds that ADHD affects about three percent of over-60s. The researchers, led by Marieke Michielsen, gave a questionnaire to 1,...
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Older individuals who have apathy - a lack of interest or emotion - are more likely to have smaller brain volumes than people who are not apathetic, according to new research published in the journal Neurology. The research team, including Lenore J. Launer, PhD, of the National Institute on Aging...
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Health and Social Services Minister Edwin Poots today launched minimum care standards for children’s homes.
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The Northern Ireland Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister is seeking your views on the draft Active Ageing Strategy. You can download the consultation by clicking HERE. For more information use contact details below: Tel: 028 9052 3433 Fax: 028 9052 3272 Textphone: 028 9052 2526...
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The Northern Ireland Department for Social Development is consulting on its proposal to introduce a new Achieving Affordable Warmth Scheme. The new scheme will aim to improve domestic energy efficiency and, therefore, reduce energy consumption in eligible private housing by targeting households...
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From 17 April at the Tate Modern in London will host a spectacular exhibition of the works of artist Henri Matisse. The exhibition will feature a collection of cut-out artworks in a kaleidoscope of colours including some of the artist's most well known works the Blue Nude and Icarus. Nicola...
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Some areas of neurology have seen tremendous advances in recent decades; however, the current lack of curative treatments means that most patients eventually die with, and often from, their disease or injury. Although palliative and end-of-life care is increasingly being recognised as an important...

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