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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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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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