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#old age

# old-age - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment
# Centenarian Bounty
# Centenarian Bounty

Áras spending increases as more and more people turn 100 and receive €2,540 payment

Mar 5th 2020, 9:20 AM 27,936 Views 38 Comments

A total of 481 Irish people received the Centenarian Bounty last year.

# old-age - Friday 27 December, 2019

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)
# Old Age
# Old Age

Life expectancy: Gap narrows between Irish men and women (but both are living longer than before)

Dec 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,808 Views 10 Comments

The increase is attributed to reductions in major causes of death.

# old-age - Sunday 28 January, 2018

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035
# Research
# Research

Number of elderly people with four or more diseases to double by 2035

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,602 Views 10 Comments

A third of these people will be diagnosed with dementia, depression or a cognitive impairment.

# old-age - Sunday 14 January, 2018

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients
# Research
# Research

Myth debunked: Age isn't a risk factor for complications after surgery among older patients

Jan 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,811 Views 3 Comments

Instead, frailty, depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and smoking were associated with postoperative complications.

# old-age - Sunday 27 August, 2017

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018
# Social Protection
# Social Protection

State pension bump of €5 being considered ahead of Budget 2018

Aug 27th 2017, 2:26 PM 19,925 Views 84 Comments

An across-the-board increase is reportedly being considered.

# old-age - Sunday 25 December, 2016

The secrets to long life from some of the oldest people in the world
# Eat Cookies
# Eat Cookies

The secrets to long life from some of the oldest people in the world

Dec 25th 2016, 10:00 PM 27,038 Views 12 Comments

What you put into your body has a big impact on longevity, it seems.

# old-age - Wednesday 26 October, 2016

Nursing home manager jailed for stealing €45,000 from vulnerable patient
# Crime
# Crime

Nursing home manager jailed for stealing €45,000 from vulnerable patient

Oct 26th 2016, 1:44 PM 23,529 Views 33 Comments

Maeve Bell was sentenced to 15 months in prison today.

# old-age - Monday 24 October, 2016

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: What's your biggest fear about growing older?

Oct 24th 2016, 10:22 AM 29,382 Views 119 Comments

A campaign is encouraging people to reach out to their neighbours.

# old-age - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Going out tonight? People with busy social lives are more likely to stay healthy into old age
# Going Out
# Going Out

Going out tonight? People with busy social lives are more likely to stay healthy into old age

Mar 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 18,871 Views 25 Comments

It helps to stay busy.

# old-age - Monday 14 December, 2015

8 things no one tells you about getting older
# Sponsored By Alone
# Sponsored By Alone

8 things no one tells you about getting older

Dec 14th 2015, 9:19 AM 71,479 Views 49 Comments

How much do you know about getting older?

# old-age - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men)
# Up And Up
# Up And Up

Life expectancy: Good news for Irish women (and not-too-bad news for Irish men)

Jul 8th 2015, 8:40 PM 48,533 Views 26 Comments

We’re living longer. And longer.

# old-age - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Is the secret to a long life eating raw eggs and steak everyday?
# Supercentenarians
# Supercentenarians

Is the secret to a long life eating raw eggs and steak everyday?

Jul 5th 2015, 7:30 PM 28,564 Views 32 Comments

That’s the diet of one of these two women, believed to be the only in the world born in the 1800s who are still alive.

# old-age - Saturday 27 June, 2015

This 105-year-old woman told us where the Dublin nightlife hotspots were back in her day
# Memories
# Memories

This 105-year-old woman told us where the Dublin nightlife hotspots were back in her day

Jun 27th 2015, 10:00 PM 39,378 Views 23 Comments

She also spoke about what it was like for her during the 1916 Rising and the world wars.

# old-age - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

This 105-year-old Dublin woman told us her secrets to a long and healthy life
# Content
# Content

This 105-year-old Dublin woman told us her secrets to a long and healthy life

Jun 23rd 2015, 9:56 PM 35,132 Views 28 Comments

“I had a very happy life all the time.”

# old-age - Monday 11 May, 2015

Oldest US veteran turns 109 (and still smokes like a trooper)
# Richard Overton
# Richard Overton

Oldest US veteran turns 109 (and still smokes like a trooper)

May 11th 2015, 6:15 AM 17,336 Views 15 Comments

Richard Overton fought in World War II.

# old-age - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Misao Okawa lived through man's first flight, two world wars and the moon landing
# RIP
# RIP

Misao Okawa lived through man's first flight, two world wars and the moon landing

Apr 1st 2015, 8:05 AM 15,439 Views 14 Comments

Misao Okawa celebrated her 117th birthday just last month.

# old-age - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

Nov 19th 2014, 10:45 AM 9,483 Views 14 Comments

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# old-age - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

"Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital
# Health
# Health

"Every minute counts." - Study shows why treating strokes immediately is vital

Aug 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,425 Views 10 Comments

Outcomes are positive in 76% more cases if strokes are treated within three hours.

# old-age - 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 8,439 Views 34 Comments

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

# old-age - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Do you feel weird talking about your own death? You shouldn't
# Planning Ahead
# Planning Ahead

Do you feel weird talking about your own death? You shouldn't

May 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 8,427 Views 10 Comments

A new study has found that, in a GP setting anyway, most people aren’t.

# old-age - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

This 100-year-old woman's reflection on her late husband will make you cry
# Shirley And Moe
From The Daily Edge
# Shirley And Moe

This 100-year-old woman's reflection on her late husband will make you cry

Apr 23rd 2014, 5:10 PM 4,828 Views 1 Comment

A heartwarming story for your Wednesday evening.

# old-age - 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 4,723 Views 2 Comments

We feel you, kid. We feel you.

# old-age - 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 5,354 Views 18 Comments

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

# old-age - 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 782 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.

# old-age - 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 10,737 Views 39 Comments

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

# old-age - Wednesday 21 November, 2012

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?

Nov 21st 2012, 9:16 AM 7,818 Views 60 Comments

Workers are generally required to retire at the age of 65 – but a new opposition party Bill argues that this is discrimination based on age. What do you think?

# old-age - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Column: Lessons I learned from working with older people
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Lessons I learned from working with older people

Dec 11th 2011, 6:00 PM 54 Views 6 Comments

The business of ageing is often framed in terms of the financial or physical wellbeing of ‘old’ people – Dominic Campbell says it’s a mistake to lump our seniors into these categories alone.