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Justine Bateman: 'Men’s older faces have always signified power, but for women that means a loss of power'
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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 26,451 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.

Germany legend 'slowly passing to the afterlife'
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Germany legend 'slowly passing to the afterlife'

Nov 2nd 2020, 6:05 PM 23,961 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Aug 25th 2020, 7:52 AM 38,494 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.

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

Mar 19th 2019, 7:00 AM 18,013 Views 16 Comments

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

Left to die at the side of a road - south east Asian country's ageing population leads to humanitarian crisis
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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 19,218 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Apr 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 7,426 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2017, 3:00 PM 17,114 Views 5 Comments

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

Kate Beaufoy: 'Who cares about the carers? I was a fit fifty when I took on a job of care. I nearly cracked up'
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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 323 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.

'When I came in here I couldn't walk. Now I've just been told I can go home'
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'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 22,837 Views 1 Comment

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

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

Aug 9th 2016, 8:52 AM 24,979 Views 13 Comments

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

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

Apr 10th 2016, 8:00 AM 2,095 Views 30 Comments

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
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# 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.

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

Jan 13th 2016, 7:02 PM 15,765 Views 45 Comments

Because people are living longer.

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

Jul 8th 2015, 10:31 AM 6,361 Views 6 Comments

Leave Meg alone!

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

May 18th 2015, 8:00 PM 421 Views 44 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2015, 6:00 PM 459 Views 44 Comments

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

Mar 30th 2015, 6:45 PM 6,053 Views 1 Comment

“Forty is kind of old.”

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

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

Sep 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 29,953 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Jul 20th 2014, 10:12 AM 9,534 Views 44 Comments

A new initiative is encouraging people to do so.

Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population
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Opinion: We have made no preparations for our ageing population

Jul 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 685 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Jul 18th 2014, 8:39 AM 8,495 Views 49 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 159 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.

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

Jun 15th 2014, 8:30 AM 478 Views 23 Comments

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

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

May 4th 2014, 12:00 PM 132 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.

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

Apr 10th 2014, 8:00 AM 51 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.

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

Apr 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 4,710 Views 2 Comments

We feel you, kid. We feel you.

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

Feb 11th 2014, 9:13 AM 5,311 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.

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

Nov 14th 2013, 10:12 AM 17,084 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.

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

Oct 1st 2013, 8:46 AM 12,397 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’.

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

Sep 17th 2013, 3:45 PM 7,375 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
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How lifestyle changes can reverse ageing

Sep 17th 2013, 6:15 AM 13,588 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jul 11th 2013, 7:30 AM 3,284 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.

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

Jun 28th 2013, 7:00 AM 62 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.

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

Jun 14th 2013, 6:15 AM 7,127 Views 14 Comments

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

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

May 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 209 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 …

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

Mar 27th 2013, 6:50 AM 4,039 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.

Concern for elderly health over budget cuts
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Concern for elderly health over budget cuts

Mar 13th 2013, 8:30 PM 6,328 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Nov 23rd 2012, 7:30 AM 4,224 Views 9 Comments

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

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