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The Role and Future Development of Day Services

Day services are a significant part of the provision of care for older people and have been so for many years. Voluntary organisations in partnership with statutory services have played a significant role and the contribution made by everyone involved is ...

Syncope in the older person: a review

Author for correspondence: Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity Health Sciences Building, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8, Ireland. Cambridge Journals Author for correspondence: Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Trinity College Dublin, T ...

The clock drawing test in primary care: sensitivity in dementia detection and specificity against normal and depressed elderly

The aim of this study was to examine the sensitivities and specificities of the clock drawing test (CDT) in the detection of dementia among older people in primary care, with particular emphasis on the effect of depression on CDT specificity. Most previou ...

Three-year prognosis of depression in the community-dwelling elderly

Background Depression is the most common mental disorder in the community-dwelling elderly. Aims To determine the three-year prognosis of depression in a cohort of 127 community-dwelling elderly subjects and identify factors relevant to outcome. Method Th ...

The angiogenic response to skeletal injury is preserved in the elderly

Angiogenesis is essential for normal bone formation and repair. Avascularity characterizes aberrant fracture union in the elderly, while angiogenic mechanisms during cutaneous wound repair are attenuated in aged humans. We hypothesized that skeletal injur ...

Mapping and Analyzing the Roles, Functions and Capacity of Voluntary and Community Organizations for Older People

This project is the first north- south comparative study of older people and the voluntary and community sector on the island of Ireland. Due to demographic change, longer life expectancy and other factors, there will be a significant growth in the number ...

Vitamin B12 and folate deficiency in later life

Objectives: to examine the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency and folate deficiency in later life in representative samples of the elderly population in the United Kingdom. Oxford Journal Objectives: to examine the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency a ...

Time Spent Caregiving for Persons with the Dual Disability of Down's Syndrome and Alzheimer's Dementia

Persons with Down's syndrome (DS) are at increased risk of Alzheimer's type dementia (AD) compared with the general population. Little attention has been paid to the current and future impact of AD on caregivers and clients in residential and co ...

Behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia: the role of atypical antipsychotics.

Although cognitive dysfunction is the hallmark of dementia, behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), such as psychosis, aggression, sleep disturbance, agitation, and mood disorders, develop in most elderly patients at some stage. These sy ...

Vitamin D-Fortified Liquid Milk: Benefits for the Elderly Community-Based Population

To assess the efficacy and acceptability of vitamin D-fortified liquid milk in the management of hypovitaminosis D we carried out a double-blind, randomized, controlled trial on 51 community-based, elderly subjects with serum 25 hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) l ...

Responding to the challenges of ageing and dementia in intellectual disability in Ireland

The intellectual disability (ID) population in Ireland is ageing and the number of older persons with the dual disability of ID and dementia is increasing. In spite of these demographic trends, as in other countries adequate policy and service provision f ...

Summary Profiles of Framework Six Funded Projects on Ageing

??Ambient Assisted Living as a concept aims at prolongating the time, people can live in a decent way in their own flat by increasing their autonomy and self-confidence, the discharge of monotonously everyday activities, to monitor and care for the elderly ...

Long Term Care- Quality of life for older people living in long-stay settings in Ireland

Kathy Murphy BA, MSc, PhD, RGN, RNT,Eamon O Shea MA, MSc, PhD andAdeline Cooney BA, MMSc, RGN, RNTAim. The aim of this study was to explore the quality of life of older people living in long-stay care in Ireland from the perspectives of residents and staf ...

Costs and Consequences for the Carers of People with Dementia in Ireland

This study examines the economic and psychological costs of care for family carers of people with dementia in Ireland. The analysis is based on an opportunistic survey of 98 carers of people with dementia. The article presents new findings on Irish carers ...

Social capital, life expectancy and mortality: a cross-national examination

This paper analyses the relationship between social capital and population health. The analysis is carried out within an econometric model of population health in 19 countries in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries using p ...

Social gradients in years of potential life lost

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Ageing in an Inclusive Society- Promoting the Social Inclusion of Older People

Following consultation the Older People strategy document, 'Ageing in an Inclusive Society' was launched in March 2005 and sets out the approach to be taken by Government to promote and support the inclusion of older people in Northern Ireland. ...

Presence of a carotid bruit in adults with unexplained or recurrent falls: implications for carotid sinus massage

Carotid sinus hypersensitivity is a common cardiovascular cause of unexplained or recurrent falls in older adults. Effective treatment is available once carotid sinus hypersensitivity is identified. Carotid sinus massage is the only practical method for a ...

Are elderly haemodialysis patients at risk of falls and postural hypotension?

The numbers of older people on haemodialysis isrising. As aging and renal failure are riskfactors for autonomic failure and haemodialysisinvolves significant fluid shifts wehypothesized that older patients would besusceptible to hypotensive events between ...

Butyrylcholinesterase K variant is genetically associated with late onset Alzheimer's disease in Northern Ireland

Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder that has been associated, sometimes controversially, with polymorphisms in a number of genes. Recently the butyrylcholinesterase K variant (BCHE K) allele has been shown to act in s ...

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