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Income- Ageing in Ireland

In general, the income pattern of older people is radically different from that of younger adults. The absolute income levels of older people are understandably lower than the population in general because, for most people, retirement brings a significant ...

Age and Attitudes- Ageing in Ireland Fact File No. 13

The vast majority of older people are fit and well, with many asserting that they ‘feel young’, irrespective of what age they happen to be. Nevertheless, older people in general are often portrayed in the media and elsewhere as being frail or ill, as suff ...

The Role and Future Development of Day Services for Older People in Ireland.

The structure of this report follows the format of the Conference. It begins with the Opening Address by Mr Ivor Callely, TD, Minister for Services for Older People. The Conference presentations, which took place across three sessions, follow.The Opening ...

Carers- Ageing in Ireland file no9

Many older people are completely independent in activities of daily living and do not rely on their family for care. They contribute greatly to Irish family life. There is considerable evidence of their contribution through everyday emotional support, com ...

The Costs of Caring for People with Dementia and Related Cognitive Impairments

This report follows the recent publication by the National Council on Ageing and Older People of An Action Plan for Dementia (1999). That report was requested by the then Minister for Health to consider ways in which services for people with dementia and ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 5: Older People in the Republic of Ireland

This is our fifth and final report in a series of publications relating to the needs and circumstances of older people. The first four reports focussed on Northern Ireland. We commenced with a broad overview of the position of older people in this part of ...

Community Safety

Older people wish to live safe and secure lives both at home and in the community. However, crime and the fear of crime can play a significant part in undermining the well-being of older people and can contribute to making them feel excluded from the comm ...

Older people and voluntary action: citizenship, civic

This paper offers an examination of the way in which welfare users’ organizations are structured by the political economies of welfare states, drawing on preliminary findings from comparative research into the two jurisdictions in Ireland. It argues that ...

Early-Onset Dementia

The Action Plan for Dementia (O’Shea and O’Reilly, 1999) provides a blueprint for the development of policies and services in the dementia field in Ireland. However, little is known about the specific issues confronting people with early-onset dementia an ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 4: The Angry Generation

This is the fourth publication in our series on the needs and circumstances of older people in Northern Ireland. In this report we focus on persons in the 50-64 years age group. There are various reasons for paying special attention to this particular gen ...

Older People in Northern Ireland (Final)

This is the final report of the research project undertaken over the past year to chart the needs and circumstances of older people- that is people aged fifty years and over- in Northern Ireland. We are grateful to the Atlantic Philanthropies for funding ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 3: Health and social wellbeing

In this, our third report on older people in Northern Ireland, we present data on health and social wellbeing and allied issues. As we indicated in previous publications (Evason et al, October 2004; Evason et al, December 2004) our intention is not to und ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 2: Financial circumstances

This is the second of a series of publications on the needs and circumstances of older persons in Northern Ireland. In our first fact sheet we set the scene presenting a wide range of facts and information on the lives of older persons in this part of the ...

Older People in Northern Ireland: Report 1: Setting the scene

This is the first of a series of fact sheets to be published over the coming year on the needs and circumstances of older people in Northern Ireland. By older people we mean persons aged 50 years or over. The impetus for this project derives from a number ...

Supporting Grandparents caring for their grandchildren

This Comhairle Social Policy Report discusses issues relating to grandparents in Ireland. In particular it focuses on State support for grandparents where they are caring for their grandchildren full time, access to grandchildren when children become sepa ...

Scheme of Community Support for Older People

This Comhairle Social Policy Report discusses issues relating to the Scheme of Community Support for Older People which operates under the aegis of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DCRGA). The report is based primarily on feedback ...

2006 Healthy Ageing: Nutrition and Older People in Residential and Community Care Settings

The aim of this paper is to give an overview of the nutritional status of older people. It covers five main aspects:• the current nutritional status of older people in Ireland• factors which increase the risk of malnutrition in older people• consequences ...

The Social Inclusion of Older People at Local Level

Within Carlow’s CDB strategy, A Strategy for the Economic, Social and Cultural Development of County Carlow 2002-2012, a strategy for older people is included under the health and well-being theme: to enhance the health and well-being of older people in C ...

An Age Friendly Society- A Position Statement

For the first time since 1871, the Irish population now exceeds four million and the CSO projects that it will rise to five million people over the next 15 years. According to the United Nations (UN) Human Development Index 2004, Ireland ranks among the t ...

Homes For The Elderly: Northern Ireland

How many residential homes for the elderly are there in Northern Ireland? How many residential homes for the elderly are there in each HSS Trust area of Northern Ireland? How many places are there in residential homes for the elderly in Northern Ireland? ...

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