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Positive Ageing Month is a month-long festival of events and activities for older people in October 2016.
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Staff at Meadowbank, an Age NI operated residential centre for people with dementia in Omagh, are stepping out for a sponsored walk to raise money for the Meadowbank Comfort Fund.
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The Big Knit is back and it's going to be the biggest one ever. This year we need your help to knit 95,000 little hats!
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Age NI responds to the Spring Budget and the Chancellor's announcement of a Social Care Green Paper
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This October we are taking part in Free Wills Month and offering our supporters the opportunity to have a will written or updated free of charge. What is Free Wills Month? Free Wills Month takes...
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The Public Health Agency (PHA) is reminding all people aged 70 and 78 years old that they are eligible to receive the shingles vaccine. Every year in Northern Ireland, around 1,000 people in their...
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Matthew Mo, 19, is sharing his experience of volunteering to encourage new volunteers to support people to live well with dementia, and their carers.
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Most of us can remember a time when we felt a bit down and someone was there to help us - a family member, a friend, a neighbour. It’s amazing the difference that a kind word or a comforting hug ca...
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The Health and Social Care service is seeking service user and carer representatives who have had an experience of unscheduled care services within the last 5 years.
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The Digital Age Project is an initiative that focuses on the promotion of digital and social inclusion for older people, using an intergenerational approach involving young people.
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This year's seasonal flu vaccination programme is under way and the Public Health Agency (PHA) is urging people to 'Stay Well This Winter' by ensuring that those eligible get the free flu vaccine a...
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This Christmas your home can be merry and bright while saving on your energy bills! By following our top 10 energy saving tips you will have one less stress and be in control of your home. Christma...
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For many of us, a heatwave marks the arrival of barbecues, beer gardens and picnics in the park. But for people with dementia, the warmer weather can cause discomfort, dehydration and distress. If you have a loved one living with dementia, take note of these ways to support them when the...
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The link between head injuries and dementia has been discussed for many years. The Drake Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation which aims to improve understanding of concussion injuries in sport and the impact they may have. Hannah Wilson, Programme Manager at the foundation shares with us...
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People living with dementia sometimes become restless or develop fidgeting behaviours as the condition develops. In some cases, fidget toys or twiddlemuffs can be a helpful way to relax the person or give them something to do with their hands. Snuggle Bear is a fidget toy that can ease restlessness...
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Holly Edwards is 25 years-old and helps to look after her father, William, who is 89 and has dementia. After a long and difficult journey to diagnosis, Holly shares her experience as a young carer coming to terms with her father’s condition. A young Holly with her father, William Holly’s...
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In the third and final part of her story, Meg Wilkes explains the impact of her husband’s move into residential care. Read part one and part two of this series for more of Meg’s experiences caring for her husband with Lewy Body Dementia. Meg visiting Keith at the care home, just a few weeks before...
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This year will see a review of the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia. Arron Mattu, Policy Officer at Alzheimer’s Society, explains how this could help achieve positive change for people affected by dementia. What is the Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia 2020? The Prime Minister’s...
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12 June 2018 - At a joint event today, supported by Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) have released a new report on the state of dementia diagnosis and care, Care needed: Improving the lives of people with dementia . The...
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Adjusting to life after a diagnosis is challenging for both people living with dementia and their carers. Meg Wilkes explains how her husband’s condition affected their independence and relationships. Read part one of Meg’s story. ‘We look like any normal couple of our age, but life was far...

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