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# old-age - Thursday 5 March, 2020

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

# old-age - Saturday 12 March, 2016

# old-age - Monday 14 December, 2015

8 things no one tells you about getting older

How much do you know about getting older?

# old-age - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

# old-age - Sunday 5 July, 2015

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

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

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

“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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

# old-age - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

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

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

A heartwarming story for your Wednesday evening.

# old-age - Tuesday 1 April, 2014

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

# old-age - Thursday 21 November, 2013

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

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.

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

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 This post contains a poll

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?

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

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.