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This is one of the 23 U3As available for people in the third age in Northern Ireland. Downe U3A members are mostly drawn from a radius of around 10 miles round Downpatrick. It includes over 20 interest groups as well as holding monthly meetings in Downpatrick golf club where there is generally a...
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Government promise to cap care costs at £72,000 is not all it seems, as it only kicks in when needs are deemed 'substantial' Politicians know that the topic of having to sell your home to pay for your care is a sensitive one. But with the care bill about to become law, they must explain the cap on...
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Northern Ireland’s Chief Nursing Officer Charlotte McArdle is backing a new recruitment campaign to encourage trained nurses and midwives with two or more years’ experience to consider a career as a health visitor.
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The women in Ari Cohen's beautiful new documentary are all uniquely stylish and truly inspirational There are some occasions in life that are rather hard to dress for. Take Tuesday night and the European premiere of Ari Seth Cohen's Advanced Style documentary . I hosted a Q&A before the...
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Registration for CARDI's training event Why and how to get involved in ageing research in Belfast will close today. The event will take place on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014, 9.15-13.00, at the Holiday Inn. To register email events@cardi.ie
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Registration for CARDI's training event Why and how to get involved in ageing research in Belfast is now closed. The event will take place on Wednesday, 28 May, 2014, 9.15-13.00, at the Holiday Inn. To register email events@cardi.ie...
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Public Health England (PHE) and the UK's Alzheimer’s Society have joined forces in a major new campaign to help create a more dementia friendly society. To mark the launch of the campaign new research has been released showing signs of a shift in willingness from business to become more dementia...
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Incidences of neurodegenerative diseases are increasing due to demographic change and the increasing age of the population in Europe. It is estimated that by 2040, 14 million Europeans will be affected by Alzheimer’s disease, costing about €140 billion in care each year. EU research and innovation...
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Nursing Homes Ireland today, 6th May, acknowledges publication of HIQA’s Annual overview report on the regulation of designated centres for older people – 2013. The report looked at all centres, public, private and voluntary and encompasses a look back at HIQA’s regulatory...
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People in rich countries are getting older. But is a longer life always a better life? The Older We Get is a series on the BBC website looking at the challenges of old age and how they can be met by an ageing population
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The Scottish Government, local authorities and schools must act fast to give Scotland’s poorer children better life chances, say Sue Ellis and Edward Sosu. Today JRF publishes our review of the evidence on the links between education and poverty in Scotland . We knew that kids get unfair chances...
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Did you know there are around 44,000 people aged 60+ using Facebook in Northern Ireland?
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Almost 8,700 issues were identified for improvement in nursing homes by the Health Information and Quality Authority last year, according to its annual overview published this morning. The 8,697 issues were identified in the 697 individual inspection reports published by the authority last year...
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Supporting Communities NI launches their 56th Edition of E-Biz
Supporting Communities NI launches their 56th Edition of E-Biz
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New research funded by CARDI finds that regular exercise reduces depression in older people, whether patients report pain or not. The all-Ireland study led by Dr Frank Doyle, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, examined the links between physical activity, pain and depressive symptoms across...
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Social entrepreneurs are developing apps and services that make care more personalised and efficient It's not been a great couple of weeks if you're someone who cares for an older relative or receive care yourself. The news headlines have been full of stories about the care crisis that older people...
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The care home abuse uncovered by Panorama was upsetting, and while the CQC is not the whole solution, we are a vital part The BBC Panorama programme Behind Closed Doors: Elderly Care Exposed was awful. I watched, like so many others, as secret filming revealed neglect, verbal abuse and physical...
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On the Scrapheap. A Hierarchy of Equality? This morning’s news that Pat Kelso, an 81 year old woman in Fermanagh was discriminated against as a result of her age, while shocking and upsetting, is far from surprising.
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321 calls for a nurse and 2 ½ hours later – no one is listening! As the expected the outrage continues on various media outlets on the insidious, psychological abuse that was shown last night on the Panorama programme towards older people in care settings.
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The number of people over 65 years old accessing the internet has jumped by more than a quarter in the past 12 months, fuelled by a surge in older people using tablet computers. A report by media regulator Ofcom called Adults' Media Use and Attitudes found that the proportion of 65- to 74-year-...

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