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#Elderly

# elderly - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Homeless pensioner: 'I want to live the rest of my life with some dignity'
# Elderly
# Elderly

Homeless pensioner: 'I want to live the rest of my life with some dignity'

Jul 23rd 2014, 3:00 PM 23,718 Views 83 Comments

The case of a pensioner couple facing eviction is just one of many elderly people across the country who are dealing with the housing crisis, a charity has said.

# elderly - Friday 18 July, 2014

An 84-year-old woman has died after being hit by a lorry, a man has been arrested
# Armagh
# Armagh

An 84-year-old woman has died after being hit by a lorry, a man has been arrested

Jul 18th 2014, 6:54 PM 16,127 Views 17 Comments

Officers are appealing for witnesses.

# elderly - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Study finds old men's sperm is just as good as young men's
# Fast Swimmers
# Fast Swimmers

Study finds old men's sperm is just as good as young men's

Jul 2nd 2014, 9:48 PM 15,053 Views 22 Comments

It’s sperm quality that matters, lads.

# elderly - Monday 30 June, 2014

'It's not on the agenda': The government won't be getting rid of the Free Travel Scheme
# Not Happening
# Not Happening

'It's not on the agenda': The government won't be getting rid of the Free Travel Scheme

Jun 30th 2014, 11:40 AM 6,109 Views 49 Comments

Leo Varadkar was insistent today that taking away the Free Travel Pass is not going to happen.

# elderly - Thursday 26 June, 2014

"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton
# Off The Buses
# Off The Buses

"Absolutely none": Changes to Free Travel Pass are off the table, says Burton

Jun 26th 2014, 4:40 PM 8,841 Views 46 Comments

It follows the launch of a campaign yesterday urging politicians not to meddle with the current scheme, which allows older people free travel on public transport.

# elderly - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I'm convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly
# Older People
# Older People

Opinion: After seeing what my dad has gone through, I'm convinced we need an Ombudsman for the Elderly

Jun 3rd 2014, 7:30 AM 51 Views 27 Comments

Think about your average week and how much bureaucracy you have to deal with. Now think about how difficult that is for an older person.

# elderly - Thursday 29 May, 2014

A little cynicism may be healthy, but too much can lead to dementia
# Don't Be So Cynical
# Don't Be So Cynical

A little cynicism may be healthy, but too much can lead to dementia

May 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,441 Views 34 Comments

That’s what Finnish researchers say, if you believe them that is.

# elderly - Thursday 22 May, 2014

There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland

May 22nd 2014, 5:33 PM 5,593 Views 7 Comments

Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.

# elderly - Monday 12 May, 2014

# elderly - Saturday 10 May, 2014

Abandoned: Haunting snapshots of a life once lived in rural Ireland
# Frozen In Time
# Frozen In Time

Abandoned: Haunting snapshots of a life once lived in rural Ireland

May 10th 2014, 10:30 AM 44,638 Views 38 Comments

This is the latest series of snaps featuring an abandoned Irish property from photographer Donal Moloney.

# elderly - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes
# Helpful
# Helpful

This charming robot helps older people stay in their own homes

May 6th 2014, 3:15 PM 8,954 Views 10 Comments

Robin allows elderly people to connect with friends, family and medical professionals and can also watch for falls and monitor blood pressure.

# elderly - Friday 25 April, 2014

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government
# ALONE
# ALONE

An ageing population and lack of housing could cause headaches for the government

Apr 25th 2014, 1:06 PM 5,929 Views 19 Comments

ALONE has made the warning as it launches a nationwide housing campaign.

# elderly - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Poster encourages community to 'clobber' burglars with hurls and golf clubs
# Vigilantes
# Vigilantes

Poster encourages community to 'clobber' burglars with hurls and golf clubs

Apr 24th 2014, 11:55 AM 18,993 Views 109 Comments

A local councillor said he does not condone the violence encouraged by the notice posted in a Dublin housing estate but said there has been a lot of petty crime in the area – particularly targeting the elderly.

# elderly - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Missing Dublin man Seán Cunningham found safe and well
# Missing
# Missing

Missing Dublin man Seán Cunningham found safe and well

Apr 22nd 2014, 8:58 AM 14,159 Views 6 Comments

Gardaí said the missing man as some bruising to the right hand side of his face and forehead and cuts to his hands from a recent fall.

# elderly - Tuesday 15 April, 2014

A helpline is the only contact some elderly people have with others
# Loneliness
# Loneliness

A helpline is the only contact some elderly people have with others

Apr 15th 2014, 6:00 AM 6,746 Views 15 Comments

Over 2,000 people have called Senior Help Line in the first three months of this year.

# elderly - Monday 3 March, 2014

Elderly woman killed in Tipperary car crash
# Road Death
# Road Death

Elderly woman killed in Tipperary car crash

Mar 3rd 2014, 3:58 PM 12,764 Views 2 Comments

A second woman, who was a passenger in the car, was also injured in the collision.

# elderly - 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 5,340 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.

# elderly - Friday 10 January, 2014

# elderly - Thursday 9 January, 2014

‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’
# Grant Cuts
# Grant Cuts

‘Lay off older people’: Elderly grant cuts slammed as ‘sneaky’ and ‘mind-boggling’

Jan 9th 2014, 12:33 PM 9,901 Views 57 Comments

However Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan said she believes changes will allow for people to stay in their homes.

# elderly - Monday 16 December, 2013

618 kept in hospital over Christmas - despite being cleared by docs
# Patients
# Patients

618 kept in hospital over Christmas - despite being cleared by docs

Dec 16th 2013, 3:45 PM 11,484 Views 23 Comments

The lack of alternatives for elderly patients means that many are having to stay in hospital, which is costing the HSE money.

# elderly - Friday 13 December, 2013

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Families who assist their loved ones to die will continue to feel the full wrath of the law if it is not changed

Dec 13th 2013, 12:11 PM 115 Views 20 Comments

Today, the case began of Gail O’Rorke who has been charged under the Criminal Law (Suicide) Act 1993 for assisting an MS sufferer to die.

# elderly - Friday 22 November, 2013

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable'
# ESB
# ESB

Charity warns ESB strike would 'hurt most vulnerable'

Nov 22nd 2013, 8:40 PM 6,560 Views 37 Comments

ALONE said today that power cuts could leave older people more isolated and put some of them at serious risk.

# elderly - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

Ireland spends less of its social protection budget on old age benefit than anywhere in EU

Nov 21st 2013, 2:52 PM 5,356 Views 18 Comments

The state has one of the highest spends on healthcare, however.

# elderly - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Elderly man 'in shock' after robbery by four masked men
# Robbery
# Robbery

Elderly man 'in shock' after robbery by four masked men

Nov 19th 2013, 2:31 PM 8,015 Views 8 Comments

The intruders entered the man’s home in the village of Moira, Co. Down and held him captive before stealing a sum of money.

Volunteers sought for study on stress levels among dementia caregivers
# De-stress
# De-stress

Volunteers sought for study on stress levels among dementia caregivers

Nov 19th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,848 Views 6 Comments

It’s hoped the study will lead to new ways to improve quality of life for both the carer and the sufferer.

# elderly - Sunday 17 November, 2013

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'
# Older People
# Older People

'Grants for the elderly have been cut to the bone by this government'

Nov 17th 2013, 1:41 PM 6,340 Views 38 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Barry Cowen said the number of grants reduced from 7,138 in 2010 to 1,739 so far in 2013.

# elderly - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

NUIG recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test system that detects falls
# Accident And Injury
# Accident And Injury

NUIG recruiting participants aged 64 and over to test system that detects falls

Nov 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,935 Views 13 Comments

The portable fall detector incorporates accelerometers which are capable of running complex falls detection algorithms.

# elderly - Thursday 31 October, 2013

There are some people who are really scared on Halloween - here's why
# Things That Go Bump
# Things That Go Bump

There are some people who are really scared on Halloween - here's why

Oct 31st 2013, 6:15 AM 11,070 Views 12 Comments

A number of groups are reminding the public to keep an eye out for older people and animals today.

# elderly - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care
# Obligation
# Obligation

Dutch asked to volunteer so ageing relatives get care

Oct 27th 2013, 9:45 AM 10,587 Views 16 Comments

Netherlands’ generous welfare state slowly being replaced by “society of participation”.

# elderly - Tuesday 22 October, 2013

VIDEO: Pensioners at today's protest believe the worst is yet to come
# Vox Pop
# Vox Pop

VIDEO: Pensioners at today's protest believe the worst is yet to come

Oct 22nd 2013, 8:30 PM 8,042 Views 56 Comments

One worries that without the telephone allowance her emergency alarm will be cut off. Another wishes he had never moved back to Ireland.

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts
# Protest
# Protest

Thousands join pensioners’ protest against Budget cuts

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 19,515 Views 219 Comments

The crowd at Leinster House was predominantly made up of elderly people who oppose cuts to medical cards for over 70s and other measures announced in last week’s Budget.

# elderly - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.
# Column
# Column

Column: Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:00 PM 786 Views 14 Comments

Everyone needs to feel wanted and remembered, but many older people are being left isolated because of rapid economic, social and technological changes, writes Anne Dempsey.

# elderly - Friday 23 August, 2013

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease
# Memory Loss
# Memory Loss

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:56 AM 10,738 Views 39 Comments

A UCLA study shows that elevated levels of iron can damage brain tissue, contributing to the cause of the disease.

# elderly - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Con artists net €30,000 in space of a week using new ATM scam
# ATM Thieves
# ATM Thieves

Con artists net €30,000 in space of a week using new ATM scam

Aug 21st 2013, 7:26 PM 27,552 Views 102 Comments

The thieves are trapping customers’ cards, distracting them, and then replacing the valid card with a stolen or cancelled one.

# elderly - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating'
# Elderly
# Elderly

Older people in poverty 'picking between eating and heating'

Aug 15th 2013, 4:28 PM 7,100 Views 115 Comments

Advocacy groups say today’s CSO figures showing an increase in poverty among older people reflects the reality they see on the ground.

# elderly - Monday 12 August, 2013

Residents of nursing home to have HSE 'Fair Deal' funding removed
# Westmeath
# Westmeath

Residents of nursing home to have HSE 'Fair Deal' funding removed

Aug 12th 2013, 7:08 PM 8,875 Views 10 Comments

Families of residents at the St Clair’s home in Mullingar will have to find alternative care, or cover the costs directly.

# elderly - Saturday 10 August, 2013

Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly
# Age Action
# Age Action

Warning that gas price hike could cause hardship for elderly

Aug 10th 2013, 6:13 PM 5,213 Views 66 Comments

Age Action said that some people may have to choose between food and fuel if Bord Gáis is allowed to raise domestic gas prices.

# elderly - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters
# Abuse
# Abuse

Most perpetrators of elder abuse are sons and daughters

Jul 25th 2013, 11:34 AM 7,846 Views 32 Comments

Two-thirds of victims are female, while there is a higher abuse rate among the over 80s.