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Election time provides a great opportunity to influence our future politicians. Age NI is calling on all candidates in the General election to #Act4Age by becoming an Age Champion. Our ageing...
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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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Age NI held an event in the Long Gallery, Stormont recently to bring older people, the age sector and MLAs together to explore how to prepare and plan for NI’s ageing population. At the event MLAs...
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Reminiscence can have an incredibly positive impact on older people by supporting them to value themselves through recalling and sharing their memories.
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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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The UK Prime Minister, Teresa May, formally began the process of the UK leaving the European Union by triggering Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union on 29 March 2017.
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In response to figures released on hospital waiting times, Linda Robinson, Age NI Chief Executive, said, 'Age NI is deeply concerned at the growing number of people who are waiting for treatment an...
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Age NI’s Anna House Day Centre in Dunmurry got a welcome boost from retail firm Lidl Ireland this week - a generous £1,000 donation. As part of the Lidl Community Works programme, the supermarket...
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The collaborative Care at Home Innovation project has been set up to understand the needs and gaps in technology for those using and providing care in both professional and family settings. The...
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Local Bangor man and Danske Bank Branch Manager, Nick Craig lends his support to fellow Bangor man Derek McClure, Age NI Store Acting Manager, during a recent promotional weekend in Bangor’s...
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Get the gift of a handy budgeting tool to help you manage Christmas spending and plan for expenses in the year ahead.
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Visit the Age NI store in Belfast for a chance to win a luxury Sawers deli hamper worth £99! The Age NI Store at Botanic Avenue is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Located near Shaftesbury...
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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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Nearly 50% of older people in Northern Ireland are more fearful of crime and falling victim to scams than 2 years ago. This is according to a study carried out by the Pensioner's Parliament and it comes after a report found that 1 in 4 older people in Northern Ireland have fallen victim to a scam...
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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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