What is Positive Ageing & How Can You Promote It?

    What is Positive Ageing? Positive ageing is an approach that recognises how our mindset and attitudes affect our physical and emotional wellbeing as we age. The Positive Psychology Institute defines it as, “The process of maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and engaging fully in life as you age.” Many cultures still maintain negative ideas about ageing, […]

What is Positive Ageing & How Can You Promote It?

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How to Avoid & Overcome Loneliness in Old Age

At a recent NIC Talks conference, AARP Foundation President Lisa Marsh Ryerson revealed that 1 out of every 5 older adults suffers from social isolation, an issue that she described as “pernicious”. Elderly isolation can lead to serious health problems such as alcoholism, depression and malnutrition, with some older people potentially turning to drink as a coping mechanism or losing the motivation to prepare meals […]

How to Avoid & Overcome Loneliness in Old Age

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Recognising Depression in older people

  Depression in older people is sadly very common and, quite alarmingly, it tends to be routinely dismissed as an inevitable aspect of getting older, or perhaps our elders don’t recognise the onset of depression. The harsh reality is that many older people who live alone could be extremely depressed but, in their isolation, they have nobody to whom they can talk about it, or […]

Recognising Depression in older people

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As people get older, they may find it a lot more difficult to move around freely, and this reduction in mobility can hinder their independence. It is also likely to lead to a loss of self-esteem, as the person struggles to accept that they are no longer as mobile as they would like to be. Thankfully, there are numerous ways in which older people can […]

How to Maintain Mobility in Older People Video

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Healthy Nutrition for Older People

  It’s important for everyone to eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, and especially so for older people whose bodies are naturally weaker. It can be challenging for an older person to eat right, though, as they may lack the desire or physical ability to cook a proper meal. In this case, it would be ideal for a younger relative to cook for their elders or […]

Healthy Nutrition for Older People

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How Our Eldest Years Can Be Our Happiest Years

In 2006, 468,000 people in Ireland were aged 65 or over. It is predicted that by 2041, this will rise to 1.4 million people. With the advances that have taken place in healthcare, more people are living much longer than ever before. One of the most fascinating facts is that 50% of female children born in Ireland today, could even live to be 100 years […]

How Our Eldest Years Can Be Our Happiest Years

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