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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis Myanmar This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Elderly South Korean cheerleaders offer glimpse of world's longest-living women Forever Young

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 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

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

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.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Four-year-old boy being treated for mysterious ageing disease Bangladesh

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

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

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

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

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

28 signs you're definitely past your early 20s

It literally you.

From TheJournal.ie Think the health service is bad now? Doctors say it's going to get worse Warning

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

Because people are living longer.

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie What has it really been like for older people during austerity? Opinion

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

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

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

“Forty is kind of old.”

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina Grief

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

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

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

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Have you discussed your final wishes with your family? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

A new initiative is encouraging people to do so.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population Golden Years

Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population

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

From TheJournal.ie 80% of Irish over 50s are overweight Obesity

80% of Irish over 50s are overweight

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

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

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Would you know if an older relative, friend or neighbour was being abused? Elder Abuse

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: How we deal with illness and ageing is painfully outdated Health

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Let's change the language we use about older age Longevity

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

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

From TheJournal.ie 'Not enough nursing home beds to meet demand and it's only going to get worse' Ageing

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 'sandwich generation': Large number of women supporting their adult children and elderly parents Modern Life

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Ireland is the 12th best place in the world in which to grow old Older People

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Want to have your say about growing old in Ireland? Ageing

Want to have your say about growing old in Ireland?

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

From TheJournal.ie How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing Fountain Of Youth

How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing

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

From TheJournal.ie Mental performance of people aged in their nineties 'improving' Ageing

Mental performance of people aged in their nineties 'improving'

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We need to make our society and cities age-friendly Opinion

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie New EU-funded device detects when a pensioner has a bad fall Bad Hip

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Column: Without planning the dream of retirement can turn into a nightmare Opinion

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

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 …

From TheJournal.ie 'Alarmist' concerns about an ageing society do not justify welfare cuts Ageing

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Concern for elderly health over budget cuts Ageing

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts

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

From TheJournal.ie Why older people struggle to read fine print - study Ageing

Why older people struggle to read fine print - study

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

Watch Noah age 12 years in just 8 minutes Ageing This post contains videos

Watch Noah age 12 years in just 8 minutes

The US photographer has taken a photo a day of himself for the last twelve and a half years.

From TheJournal.ie Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but. Opinion

Column: We think of older people as a burden. In fact, they’re anything but.

Our society has become used to regarding older people as a drain, writes Peter Kavanagh. But in these times, everyone has to pitch in.

From TheJournal.ie EU warns of rising financial pressure from ageing population EU

EU warns of rising financial pressure from ageing population

Almost one-third of EU citizens will be aged 65 or over by 2060, says EU report.

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