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#Ageing

# ageing - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
# Book Extract
# Book Extract

Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'

Apr 21st 2021, 7:15 PM 26,651 Views 7 Comments

The US writer, producer and director shares an extract from her new book, Face: One Square Foot of Skin in which she explores the pressure on women to maintain their youthful looks.

# ageing - Monday 2 November, 2020

Germany legend 'slowly passing to the afterlife'
# Health Issues
From The42
# Health Issues

Germany legend 'slowly passing to the afterlife'

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:05 PM 24,020 Views 5 Comments

Gerd Mueller suffers from dementia and lives in a specialised care home.

# ageing - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Opinion: Clifden opened wounds, but we must resist the urge to lock down Irish life entirely
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Opinion: Clifden opened wounds, but we must resist the urge to lock down Irish life entirely

Aug 25th 2020, 7:52 AM 38,509 Views 39 Comments

Consultant Geriatrician, Professor Rónán Collins says it’s more important to ‘add life to years’ than ‘add years to life’ and that Irish life must go on, despite Covid-19.

# ageing - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: What can we learn from the Irish people who live to be 100?

Mar 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,033 Views 16 Comments

Resilience, positivity and staying connected are the keys to longevity, writes Alison Fagan, who visited Ireland’s inspirational centenarians.

# ageing - Sunday 6 August, 2017

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis

Aug 6th 2017, 8:45 AM 19,220 Views 12 Comments

Years of domestic turmoil and a health system in tatters has seen Myanmar abandoning its elderly to their fate.

# ageing - Thursday 13 April, 2017

Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas
# On The Buses
# On The Buses

Dublin adults over 10 times more likely to rely on public transport than those in rural areas

Apr 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 7,449 Views 29 Comments

The report found that just one in 10 older adults in Ireland relied on public transport.

# ageing - Sunday 12 March, 2017

Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women
# Forever Young
# Forever Young

Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women

Mar 12th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,118 Views 5 Comments

“Because I come here, I don’t need to take any medicine,” said 82-year-old Oh Geum-Nyu.

# ageing - Sunday 5 March, 2017

Kate Beaufoy: 'Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up'
# Column
# Column

Kate Beaufoy: 'Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up'

Mar 5th 2017, 7:30 PM 340 Views 19 Comments

Throughout the country, women in their sixties (an estimated 66% of unpaid caregivers are female) are bathing and dressing and feeding infant grandchildren and ageing parents, writes author Kate Beaufoy.

# ageing - Wednesday 7 December, 2016

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'
# Health Is Wealth
# Health Is Wealth

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'

Dec 7th 2016, 1:59 PM 22,889 Views 1 Comment

The Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing was launched today by Michael D Higgins at St James’s Hospital, Dublin.

# ageing - Tuesday 9 August, 2016

Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease

Aug 9th 2016, 8:52 AM 24,988 Views 13 Comments

Bayezid Shikdar’s illness makes him look like an old man, in addition to various other health problems.

# ageing - Sunday 10 April, 2016

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan
# Opinion
# Opinion

Men's health: Feel a mid-life crisis coming on? It's time for an action plan

Apr 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,123 Views 30 Comments

Many men struggle to cope with the challenges presented by middle age, writes psychotherapist Karl Melvin.

# ageing - Thursday 28 January, 2016

28 signs you're definitely past your early 20s
# The Slow Cooker Era
From The Daily Edge
# The Slow Cooker Era

28 signs you're definitely past your early 20s

Jan 28th 2016, 1:08 PM 19,383 Views 12 Comments

It literally you.

# ageing - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse
# Warning
# Warning

Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse

Jan 13th 2016, 7:02 PM 15,767 Views 45 Comments

Because people are living longer.

# ageing - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Gossip websites tried to say Meg Ryan looked 'unrecognisable' and nobody is having it
# Meg Ryan
From The Daily Edge
# Meg Ryan

Gossip websites tried to say Meg Ryan looked 'unrecognisable' and nobody is having it

Jul 8th 2015, 10:31 AM 6,376 Views 6 Comments

Leave Meg alone!

# ageing - Monday 18 May, 2015

It's official: I've found my first grey hair... The inevitable is happening.
# Opinion
# Opinion

It's official: I've found my first grey hair... The inevitable is happening.

May 18th 2015, 8:00 PM 429 Views 44 Comments

It’s fair to say that I’ve developed a slight hang up about getting older.

# ageing - Monday 4 May, 2015

What has it really been like for older people during austerity?
# Opinion
# Opinion

What has it really been like for older people during austerity?

May 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 463 Views 44 Comments

The magnitude of the impact of the recession on older people is as diverse as the ageing population itself.

# ageing - Monday 30 March, 2015

These Irish kids' definitions of 'old' will depress you
# Cheeky
From The Daily Edge
# Cheeky

These Irish kids' definitions of 'old' will depress you

Mar 30th 2015, 6:45 PM 6,054 Views 1 Comment

“Forty is kind of old.”

# ageing - Wednesday 28 January, 2015

Opinion: Age-ing or Sage-ing? It's time to focus on the positive aspects of getting older
# Wisdom
# Wisdom

Opinion: Age-ing or Sage-ing? It's time to focus on the positive aspects of getting older

Jan 28th 2015, 8:00 AM 60 Views 13 Comments

Disempowering attitudes towards ageing are pervasive in our culture, leading to the more positive dimensions of ageing getting lost.

# ageing - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina
# Grief
# Grief

Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina

Sep 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 30,807 Views 12 Comments

Every time you see them, you grieve a little bit more, but you never, ever show it.

# ageing - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived
# Older People
# Older People

Opinion: Ageism is far too prevalent, we need a cultural shift in how older people are perceived

Jul 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 587 Views 24 Comments

Older adults are too often seen as ‘burden’ rather than people who helped build societies and economies.

# ageing - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Poll: Have you discussed your final wishes with your family?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you discussed your final wishes with your family?

Jul 20th 2014, 10:12 AM 9,538 Views 44 Comments

A new initiative is encouraging people to do so.

Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population
# Golden Years
# Golden Years

Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population

Jul 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 686 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s population is growing older and living longer – and the reality is we are not prepared for the fallout.

# ageing - Friday 18 July, 2014

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight
# Obesity
# Obesity

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

Jul 18th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,506 Views 49 Comments

The study, led by Trinity College, found that Irish men are on par with Americans when it comes to obesity.

# ageing - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: Older people and Gaeilgeoirí are right to be indignant – this Cabinet doesn't care about them

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 162 Views 66 Comments

The new Gaeltacht minister isn’t fluent in Irish and the de-prioritisation of older people’s issues has been rubber-stamped; whole sections of society are being disenfranchised.

# ageing - Sunday 15 June, 2014

Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?
# Elder Abuse
# Elder Abuse

Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused?

Jun 15th 2014, 8:30 AM 486 Views 23 Comments

Despite the caring, protective, respectful attitude Irish society likes to think it has towards older people, elder abuse is widespread.

# ageing - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated
# Health
# Health

Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated

May 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 135 Views 11 Comments

Our current model of healthcare was developed to deal with a very different world: one in which people did not survive long into old age and acute illness was the main cause of death.

# ageing - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Column: Let's change the language we use about older age
# Longevity
# Longevity

Column: Let's change the language we use about older age

Apr 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 52 Views 7 Comments

A sharp contrast exists between public and private representations of ageing – and the reality of later life is often misrepresented, writes Prof Thomas Scharf.

# ageing - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

Three-year-old finds out she's going to be four... and is totally devastated
# Getting Older
From The Daily Edge
# Getting Older

Three-year-old finds out she's going to be four... and is totally devastated

Apr 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 4,713 Views 2 Comments

We feel you, kid. We feel you.

# ageing - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'
# Ageing
# Ageing

'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse'

Feb 11th 2014, 9:13 AM 5,316 Views 17 Comments

Tadgh Daly, CEO of Nursing Homes Ireland said in the next seven years, the population over 85 will grow by 46 per cent.

# ageing - Thursday 14 November, 2013

The 'sandwich generation': Large number of women supporting their adult children and elderly parents
# Modern Life
# Modern Life

The 'sandwich generation': Large number of women supporting their adult children and elderly parents

Nov 14th 2013, 10:12 AM 17,089 Views 80 Comments

The majority of Irish women aged 50-69 with children and living parents are providing care to both groups, a new study shows.

# ageing - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old
# Older People
# Older People

Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old

Oct 1st 2013, 8:46 AM 12,400 Views 60 Comments

The country receives a high ranking in the category that measures social connections and physical safety, but fares less well for ‘employment and education’.

# ageing - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Want to have your say about growing old in Ireland?
# Ageing
# Ageing

Want to have your say about growing old in Ireland?

Sep 17th 2013, 3:45 PM 7,394 Views 15 Comments

An audience of up to 100 older people will have their say on the question ‘Are we minding an ageing population?’ tonight.

How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing
# Fountain Of Youth
# Fountain Of Youth

How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing

Sep 17th 2013, 6:15 AM 13,592 Views 11 Comments

Fancy stopping Father Time? Eat your greens and meditate, researchers say.

# ageing - Thursday 11 July, 2013

Mental performance of people aged in their nineties 'improving'
# Ageing
# Ageing

Mental performance of people aged in their nineties 'improving'

Jul 11th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,286 Views 4 Comments

Human beings are not only living longer, but are also enjoying a better quality of cognitive abilities into older age, a new study into mental performance in the elderly has found.

# ageing - Friday 28 June, 2013

Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly

Jun 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 66 Views 5 Comments

Let’s move on from the twentieth century, where older people were thought of as dependents. Older people can – and must — contribute to economic growth, writes Michael Hodin.

# ageing - Friday 14 June, 2013

New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall
# Bad Hip
# Bad Hip

New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall

Jun 14th 2013, 6:15 AM 7,131 Views 14 Comments

Around 20 per cent of elderly people receive hospital care every year after a fall.

# ageing - Friday 24 May, 2013

Column: Without planning the dream of retirement can turn into a nightmare
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Without planning the dream of retirement can turn into a nightmare

May 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 215 Views 32 Comments

You may have planned your finances down to the last cent – but have you considered the psychological impact of never going to work again? It’s harder to adjust than you might think, writes …

# ageing - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts
# Ageing
# Ageing

'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts

Mar 27th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,040 Views 17 Comments

A series of papers on Europe was launched by the Lancent Medical Journal this week. It also found a growing disparity between male life expectancy in eastern and western Europe.

# ageing - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts
# Ageing
# Ageing

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts

Mar 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,334 Views 15 Comments

Older people are more likely to spend more nights in hospital and to visit the GP, a TILDA study found.

# ageing - Friday 23 November, 2012

Why older people struggle to read fine print - study
# Ageing
# Ageing

Why older people struggle to read fine print - study

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 4,229 Views 9 Comments

Older adults rely more on holistic cues, such as word shape, when reading.

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