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Now more than ever, there is a huge opportunity for health professionals to influence future services and develop their professions.
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The advertising industry’s lack of interest in old people reflects a societal failing, says John Hearne. People aged over 55 ignore adverts, because adverts ignore them, according to research by a Dublin media company, Mediavest. Read more here...
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In the 20th century the planet’s population doubled twice. It will not double even once in the current century, because birth rates in much of the world have declined steeply. But the number of people over 65 is set to double within just 25 years. This shift in the structure of the population...
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Pensioner incomes in NI have fallen, according to latest government figures. A study by the Department for Social Development (DSD) found that pensioners on average received £385 per week - down by...
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A bulletin entitled “Pensioners’ Income Series Bulletin, Northern Ireland 2011/12” containing statistics for the period April 2011 to the end of March 2012, was published today by Analytical Servic...
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The Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) today published statistics on the time spent waiting in emergency care departments within Northern Ireland during the months of January, February and March 2014.
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The Ambient Assisted Living Joint Programme has launched its 2014 call for proposals. The mission of AAL is to enhance the quality of life of elderly people and strengthen the industrial base in Europe through the use of ICT. The AAL Joint Programme supports R&D projects in this domain...
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The Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Novartis Ireland invite applications for their fellowship grant in clinical neuroscience. This enables neuroscientists who have the potential to become leaders in their chosen field to conduct a significant research project. The grant is open to all...
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Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) is pleased to launch the SFI Internship Programme 2014. The deadline for proposal submission is 27th June, 17.00 Dublin Local Time. Submission to this programme will be made by email to internship@sfi.ie . Please refer to the SFI Internship Programme 2014 call...
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Dementia does not discriminate based on country of origin, but services to improve the lives of people with the condition can unintentionally do so. While more people than ever in the UK are receiving a diagnosis and getting the right information to help them to cope, people from black, Asian and...
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Work, and the toll it takes on us as we age, is the focus of a group of UConn Health researchers wrapping up a study of the ageing workforce. The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) at UConn Health, led by Dr. Martin Cherniack, professor of medicine, is pulling...
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Men and women in the UK are living longer than ever before. Records are broken every time new statistics come out. Life expectancy for men in the UK in 2012 was 79.5 years and for women 82.5 years. However, longevity is not always accompanied by good health. Read more here.
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Taking on the responsibility of caring for a loved one who is disabled or chronically ill can be stressful and difficult. But it also may be life-prolonging for the caregiver, according to a new study led by David Roth, Ph.D., director of the Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins. Read more...
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Researchers publishing in the journal Nature Chemical Biology have described a new class of compounds, called "pharmacologic chaperones," which could aid in a completely new approach to how Alzheimer's disease is treated.The researchers from Columbia University Medical Centre found...
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The organisers of the Australian Association of Gerontology national conference have announced the call for abstracts for this year’s event. The AAG conference attracts professionals from a range of fields with an interest in ageing. The theme of this year’s event is ’50 Not Out...
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Older women, individuals who have initiative and those who have suffered a recent loss are more likely to be compassionate to strangers, according to new research from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. Read more here.
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Larne and District Citizens’ Advice Bureau has received funding to reach out to older people who may be missing out on benefits. The programme is being financed through a new Innovation Fund. Read more here...
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For thousands of isolated older people whose families are far away and whose council help has been cut, innovative community schemes are tackling the 'generation strain' of loneliness. According to The Generation Strain – a report to be published on Thursday 24 April by the IPPR...
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The Health and Social Care Research and Development Division (HSC R&D Division) in conjunction with the National Co-ordinating Centre for Research Capacity Development (NCC RCD) invites applications for the fourteenth round of the NIHR Clinician Scientist Award Scheme. The scheme is intended to...

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