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

Mar 5th 2020, 9:20 AM 27,504 Views 38 Comments

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

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

Dec 27th 2019, 6:15 AM 23,243 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Jan 28th 2018, 6:30 AM 9,589 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jan 14th 2018, 7:00 AM 8,803 Views 3 Comments

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

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

Aug 27th 2017, 2:26 PM 19,894 Views 84 Comments

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

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

Dec 25th 2016, 10:00 PM 26,999 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Oct 26th 2016, 1:44 PM 23,307 Views 33 Comments

Maeve Bell was sentenced to 15 months in prison today.

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

Oct 24th 2016, 10:22 AM 29,192 Views 119 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2016, 6:00 PM 18,867 Views 25 Comments

It helps to stay busy.

8 things no one tells you about getting older
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8 things no one tells you about getting older

Dec 14th 2015, 9:19 AM 71,376 Views 49 Comments

How much do you know about getting older?

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

Jul 8th 2015, 8:40 PM 48,511 Views 26 Comments

We’re living longer. And longer.

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

Jul 5th 2015, 7:30 PM 28,530 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.

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

Jun 27th 2015, 10:00 PM 39,359 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Jun 23rd 2015, 9:56 PM 35,106 Views 28 Comments

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

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

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

May 11th 2015, 6:15 AM 17,320 Views 15 Comments

Richard Overton fought in World War II.

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

Apr 1st 2015, 8:05 AM 15,388 Views 14 Comments

Misao Okawa celebrated her 117th birthday just last month.

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
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Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

Nov 19th 2014, 10:45 AM 9,476 Views 14 Comments

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

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

Aug 6th 2014, 7:15 AM 9,404 Views 10 Comments

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

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

May 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,414 Views 34 Comments

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

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

May 22nd 2014, 8:00 AM 8,396 Views 10 Comments

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

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

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 5:10 PM 4,815 Views 1 Comment

A heartwarming story for your Wednesday evening.

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

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

Apr 1st 2014, 7:30 PM 4,713 Views 2 Comments

We feel you, kid. We feel you.

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

Nov 21st 2013, 2:52 PM 5,337 Views 18 Comments

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

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

Oct 2nd 2013, 1:00 PM 764 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.

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

Aug 23rd 2013, 8:56 AM 10,665 Views 39 Comments

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

Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?
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Poll: Should the retirement age of 65 be scrapped?

Nov 21st 2012, 9:16 AM 7,807 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?

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

Dec 11th 2011, 6:00 PM 49 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.