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57% of people who died in accidental house fires in the last 3 years were aged 60 and over. With an ageing population and a greater emphasis on supporting people to live independently at home,...
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Imagine a world where it was considered normal to live until 100 years old. Would this change your attitude towards work, both as an employer and an employee?
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With high temperatures forecast to continue in many parts of Northern Ireland over the coming days, Age NI is advising people to take extra care in the summer months and to look out for older...
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The Northern Ireland Pensioners Parliament has launched a survey seeking views from older people on the implications of Brexit and how they feel following the EU referendum vote. The Parliament wan...
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Local DJ Jonny Seeds has created the #DanceNomination Challenge for Age NI!
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Living DNA are running a special promotion in honour of National DNA Day. DNA Day is celebrated because of the discovery of the DNA's double helix in 1953, then the completion of the Human Genome...
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Age NI and the PSNI Economic Crime Unit have teamed up with Financial Fraud Action UK to encourage people to better protect themselves, and older people they know, from financial fraud. At the laun...
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Age NI and Macmillan Cancer Support are working in partnership to bring together older people with a cancer experience. Why are we doing this? To find out what experiences older people living with...
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In response to the proposed plans to cut £70 million from health and social care budgets across Northern Ireland, Linda Robinson, Age NI Chief Executive, said, 'This is extremely worrying as cuts t...
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SDC Trailers, in partnership with Age NI are holding an Advice and Information Day at their Headquarters in Toomebridge. Date: Saturday 21st October 10am-2pm Location: 116 Deerpark Road, Toomebridg...
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This October Go ON NI and Belfast City Council are hosting Fix IT surgeries in community hubs across Belfast.
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RTÉ and the National Museum of Ireland are developing a unique public history project documenting the story of Ireland over the last 100 years using ordinary objects treasured by families across th...
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October 17, 2017 – Paola Barbarino, CEO, explains why stigma presents a major challenge for addressing dementia in sub-Saharan Africa – and how taking an elevator can lead to greater support. [read the full blog]...
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"Magic mushrooms can 'reboot' brain to treat depression," reports the Daily Telegraph. The news is based on a small UK study that looked at the effects of psilocybin, a chemical found in magic mushrooms, on patients with severe depression. All 19 patients said their depression improved...
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"New warning to pregnant women: Do not sleep on your back in the last trimester as it could cause stillbirth, claim experts," the Mail Online reports. This rather overdramatic headline stems from a new study that investigated the effects of mothers' sleep positions on baby behaviour in 29...
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"'Fertility MOTs' are a waste of money," reports The Daily Telegraph after researchers in the US found hormones tested in "ovarian reserve" fertility test kits bear no relation to how likely women were to get pregnant – at least, in the early months of trying to conceive. These...
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"Shocking figures show there are now 124 million obese children worldwide," reports The Guardian. A pooling of records of height and weight in children from 200 countries found the numbers of children who are obese rose from less than 1% in 1975, to 5.6% of girls and 7.8% of boys in 2016...
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"Youngest children in class more likely to be labelled hyperactive," The Times reports. A Finnish study raises the possibility that some children may have been misdiagnosed with ADHD, when in fact their behaviour was age-appropriate. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a...
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"Genetics account for almost 80 per cent of a person's risk of developing schizophrenia, according to new research," the Mail Online reports. That is the main finding of a study looking at how often schizophrenia affected both twins of a pair, looking at identical and non-identical twins...
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09 October 2017 – Joost Martens has been appointed as Alzheimer’s Disease International’s (ADI) Regional Director for the Americas, based in El Salvador. The role will actively support and strengthen the role of Alzheimer associations and response to dementia in Andean, Caribbean...

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