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I very much enjoy my talks on the subject of Managing your Money Better . The talks happen province wide and I'm always delighted to chat about money and related topics. This is my first blog about these experiences. read more
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The Department of Health has revealed that tens of thousands of illegally imported and unauthorised medicines destined for addresses throughout Northern Ireland were seized as part of an international operation.
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New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows that a common antidepressant may cut production of one of the chief suspects in the investigation of Alzheimer’s disease. These findings open a new avenue in the hunt for drugs to prevent the devastating brain disease. Read more here.
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Health officials in Northern Ireland have come together to urge local people to open up about dementia problems. The ‘Don’t Bottle It Up’ message has gone out during Dementia Awareness Week 2014. The Public Health Agency and Health and Social Care Board are working jointly with the Alzheimer’s...
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The Momentia movement helps people with dementia contribute to society, and lessens the stigma that can accompany diagnosis On a recent trip to London, I met policymakers and care industry leaders to discuss a new approach to supporting older people. Prior to my visit, the health secretary, Jeremy...
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Health Minister Edwin Poots has said that a coordinated approach is essential to deliver high quality services to stroke victims and their families.
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Advice NI is delivering a series of free talks entitled 'Managing your Money Better' aimed at older groups of people provincewide. Advice NI is a charity and a member organisation which distributes / disseminates information and provides advice on debt and money management. The outreach project,...
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Older people in Ireland cannot take their access to basic human rights for granted. In 2015, the Government’s performance under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights will be examined by the UN. This is a chance for older people to highlight concerns about deficits in...
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More than half of people affected by dementia have said they waited six months or more after first noticing symptoms of the condition before seeking professional help, according to a survey conducted by the Alzheimer's Society (UK). Research carried out with 1,043 people showed 41% said they had...
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A new study from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that older people who suffer migraines may be more at risk of having silent brain injury and “silent strokes” than people who don't have migraines. The findings suggest that there may be a link between treatments for...
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About one-fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 or older by the year 2030. NPR's Ina Jaffe covers this population — and says it's often difficult to find the right words to describe it and several commonly used terms can cause offence and conceal the fact that older people are not a...
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Health Minister, Edwin Poots today announced the appointment of three Non-Executive Members to the Northern Ireland Guardian Ad Litem Special Health and Social Care Agency (NIGALA) for a four year period.
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A major British Liver Trust campaign supported by the RVH Liver Support Group has come to Northern Ireland for the first time.
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“The day my Nana was diagnosed with dementia was the day we ALL got it… but she’s still amazing!” Stigma, lack of knowledge and understanding, and fear of dementia, directly impact the lives of people living with dementia. This week, Dementia Awareness Week (18–24 May 2014), seeks to change that by...
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Establishing Derry as a ‘dementia friendly city’ is no easy task, but that’s exactly what Una Hume and Sabrina Lynch have tasked themselves with. Based at the Old Library Trust Creggan Healthy Living Centre, Una and Sabrina are spearheading DEED, ‘Derry engaging and empowering dementia.’ Read more...
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Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has described as “harassment” the repeated review of discretionary medical cards, especially for elderly people. He acknowledged there was a problem in the way discretionary medical card reviews were being carried out, but said 96 per cent of those reviewed kept their cards...
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The recent AGM of the Louth People’s Forum heard about the the vital role the forum has played in making Louth the premier age friendly county in Ireland. From restructuring the county’s bus service to combatting loneliness and improving age friendly business services, the Forum have established...
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Everyday helping relationships may be complex, but we do need to know how they work, says Ilona Haslewood. We ask someone to look after our car while we are away. We drop off some shopping for a neighbour, or babysit for a friend. For the most part, it’s everyday, mundane stuff - just a bit of help...
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As well as being on call for crisis situations on the ward, Ian Douglas also educates people about mental health conditions Every working day is different for me, but I always start my mornings in the same way. Up at 6.30am, get ready and drop my children off at the train station, then I'm in the...
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Office of First Minister and deputy First Minister are currently consulting on the Active Ageing Strategy. The Strategy sets out the NI Executive’s plans for older people over the coming 6 years,...

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