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Old age is often seen as something of a get-out-of-gym-free card, but health experts are warning that, in reality, the opposite is true. Find out more on Men's Health
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Older people are living in fear of becoming victims despite slight fall in crime against over-65s, but one man remains defiant. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Number of over-45s in England admitted with drug-related mental problems rose 85% over decade Growing numbers of middle-aged and older people are ending up in hospital suffering serious mental health problems after taking drugs, new NHS statistics reveal. The number of people in England aged 45 and...
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Number of over-45s in England admitted with drug-related mental problems rose 85% over decade Growing numbers of middle-aged and older people are ending up in hospital suffering serious mental health problems after taking drugs, new NHS statistics reveal. The number of people in England aged 45 and...
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Screenwriter hopes new BBC production, called Care, will spark debate on growing social problem The screenwriter Jimmy McGovern has called for a national conversation on attitudes towards care of the elderly and infirm, saying politicians needed to stop “dodging” the issue and that more television...
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Rahim Mohammadi strangled 80-year-old Lea Adri-Soejoko with lawnmower flex An allotment holder who strangled an elderly widow with a lawnmower flex has been jailed for at least 19 years. Rahim Mohammadi killed 80-year-old Lea Adri-Soejoko because he feared he would be thrown off his plot at...
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Two community groups for parents with babies and elderly people join forces to tackle loneliness.
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Health chiefs are reviewing urgent and emergency care across Northern Ireland's hospitals in a bid to meet the needs of a rising elderly population. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Strabane man Patsy Gillespie was the victim of a robbery in his home last October that left him shaken and disbelieving that such vile thuggery existed. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Two killings in Paris, one year apart, have inflamed the bitter French debate over antisemitism, race and religion. By James McAuley The body landed in the courtyard, not far from the building’s bins. Shortly before 5am on 4 April 2017, a 65-year-old woman was hurled from the third-floor balcony of...
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New service allows customers to pay for postal workers to check on their elderly relatives Nicolas Dezeure drove his yellow post van up the winding single-track road, past fields and olive groves, to an isolated stone house at the top of a hill. Outside the front door, an elderly woman raking...
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The BBC is today launching a consultation on licence fees for older people. Find out more on the BBC
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A five-minute scan of blood vessels in the neck during mid-life could become part of future dementia screening, researchers have suggested. Find out more on ITV
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As we grow older, niggling aches and pains can be seen as a sign it's time to slow down and take things easy. But slowing down too much can do more harm than good. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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Up to 9,300 people in danger of losing services, warns Care Quality Commission England’s care regulator has warned that one of the country’s largest home care providers, private equity-owned Allied Healthcare, could stop operating at the end of the month. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has...
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Fresh calls have been issued in wake of a scamming spree across the region. Find out more on the Fermanagh Herald
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There is now one month until the COPNI Christmas Card Photography competition closes. The winning photograph will be used for the COPNI Christmas card and e-card. As the photograph will be used on a Christmas card, images and themes associated with Christmas or Winter are suitable. Photos can be...
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A man in his 80s was thrown to the floor by burglars in what police called a "despicable act". It was one of a spate of burglaries involving the elderly on Monday night, in Lurgan, Loughbrickland and Bessbrook. Find out more on the Belfast Telegraph
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The Alzheimer’s Society blog is moving to a new home. From Tuesday 30 October, you’ll find all our latest articles and real stories at https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/blog . This means we can no longer send the automatic email updates that go out whenever we publish a new post. Are you...
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After her dad received a diagnosis of mixed dementia, Lucy Parkes has felt a confusing range of emotions. Read how she’s learning to accept their ever-changing relationship. Lucy as a baby pictured with her dad, Roger. Firstly, let me tell you a little bit about me and Dad. I am 30 and my dad,...

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