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Charges vary and customers aren’t being offered the best deals when they have to renew I volunteer with a local charity which helps older people get to grips with new technology. I’ve come across a worrying number of people who, in my opinion, are being taken advantage of by BT. Some are reluctant...
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Charges vary and customers aren’t being offered the best deals when they have to renew I volunteer with a local charity which helps older people get to grips with new technology. I’ve come across a worrying number of people who, in my opinion, are being taken advantage of by BT. Some are reluctant...
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Just 6.3% of people referred for NHS psychological help are older than 65, shows study GPs are giving too many older people antidepressants when they are struggling with depression, and should prescribe talking therapies far more often, according to new research. Family doctors too often avoid...
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Just 6.3% of people referred for NHS psychological help are older than 65, shows study GPs are giving too many older people antidepressants when they are struggling with depression, and should prescribe talking therapies far more often, according to new research. Family doctors too often avoid...
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Two passersby entered the river to rescue the elderly couple after their car was swept away.
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Old people are so cut off after local paper closures, an MP says, they call his office for news updates.
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Police are investigating a possible link between two burglaries at the homes of older people in Belfast.
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A scheme prevented millions being handed over to fraudsters but some cons still hit their target.
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Ministers accused of being ‘in denial’ about perilous state of local authority finances More than 50,000 people have died waiting for care while ministers dither over long-awaited plans to overhaul the funding of social care, a charity has claimed. Age UK estimated that 54,000 people – or 77 a day...
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New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Find out more
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Offering statins to all over-75s could prevent 8,000 deaths from heart failure and stroke, researchers say Thousands of deaths and the wrecking of many lives by disability could be averted if doctors routinely offered a daily statin pill to older people, scientists say. They blame misinformation...
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At the Bahoda mask festival in India, people dress up as characters from myth. But I wanted to have real people in real situations – as well as a rat In 2014, I was working in rural Maharashtra, in western India, when I heard about the Bahoda festival , in which papier-mache artists create masks of...
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Islabikes made a name for itself with children’s bicycles – now it wants to get grandparents riding Among a certain type of parent, Islabikes has a near-mythical status for creating children’s bicycles that, while far from cheap, are seemingly indestructible as well as easy to ride. Now the company...
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Society convinces us that older people are irrelevant but television and film can shift this In the age of online streaming, YouTube and a show for everyone, it seems that there has been a proliferation of shows about older people and ageing. Related: The ugly truth about ageism: it's a prejudice...
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Loss of autonomy is a painful reality of old age – but it’s hard to let go when, like Prince Philip, you are used to being in charge In the wake of his car crash on Thursday afternoon, in which the Duke of Edinburgh rather miraculously walked away unhurt, there has been much speculation over the...
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Safety campaigners say annual checkups should be compulsory for older people Safety campaigners have renewed calls for eyesight and medical tests for elderly drivers after the Duke of Edinburgh’s car crash – although motoring organisations said young male drivers pose more risk than older ones...
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Vulnerable people could be denied help to live dignified life, says Human Rights Watch Vulnerable older people in England are at risk of being denied their human rights because of failures in the way the government allocates care resources since budget cuts, Human Rights Watch has said. After a 13-...
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Vulnerable people could be denied help to live dignified life, says Human Rights Watch Vulnerable older people in England are at risk of being denied their human rights because of failures in the way the government allocates care resources since budget cuts, Human Rights Watch has said. After a 13-...
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Twinning nurseries with care homes boosts children’s reading and social skills, says report calling for intergenerational care Twinning nurseries with care homes for the elderly would boost children’s literacy skills, according to a thinktank that is calling for every childcare provider and school...
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Older people and people with a medical condition or disability should consider joining the NI Water and Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) Networks care registers. The registers help to identify people who need extra help or support if there is an interruption to supply. Find out more on NI Direct

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