Fri, 24 Apr, 2020
Fri, 03 Apr, 2020
Booker winner Margaret Atwood believes that older people have more energy. The data backs her up.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2020
The impact of retirement on the lives of older adults is the focus of the latest wave of research from recently published The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing, supported by Irish Life.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2019
New research from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) shines a light on the full range of health and social benefits that owning a dog can bring.
Mon, 26 Aug, 2019
Older people who go to church tend to have better mental health and a bigger social network, it has emerged.
Fri, 02 Aug, 2019
Volunteering and socialising not only help to keep age-related illnesses at bay, they also increase your levels of happiness, says Margaret Jennings.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
The lead researcher said they were surprised by the finding that ran contrary to claims made by some GPs.
Thu, 13 Dec, 2018
Having a sea view in old age can lower the chances of getting depression, according to a new study.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2018
Falls, traditionally associated with old age, are very much a feature of middle-age, particularly among women, new research has found.
Wed, 22 Aug, 2018
A cancer expert has warned the public to check whether their homes are in areas of high radon risk, after a new study found that living in such regions increases the risk of a lung cancer diagnosis.
Thu, 08 Feb, 2018
Older people with an intellectual disability can face “serious social isolation” which can have a negative impact on their health, writes Noel Baker.
Tue, 05 Dec, 2017
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
Only a third of retired people say a shortage of money never prevents them from doing the things they would like to do.
Tue, 20 Jun, 2017
Ireland’s so-called squeezed middle is getting older, with some people in their mid-50s and older providing financial assistance to their elderly parents, as well as their own children.
Wed, 08 Mar, 2017
Thu, 27 Oct, 2016
An enduring gusty attitude drives actress Judi Dench, who continues to look for new challenges in her 80s, says Margaret Jennings.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
Older couples ‘downsizing’ to smaller properties could free up housing stock, according to a report, although it warns of the risk of social isolation.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
As many as 10% of diabetes cases among people aged 50 and over may be undiagnosed, according to the country’s top study on aging.
Wed, 11 Nov, 2015
Private patients are losing out when it comes to being treated for high blood pressure — they are significantly less likely to be on medication to control it than those with medical cards, research has found.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2015
Older Irish people who drink fluoridated water are more likely to keep their teeth, a study shows.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015
Four out of five over-50s are overweight or obese, a study has shown.
Fri, 18 Jul, 2014
Almost four out of five people aged 50 and older are overweight or obese.
More than half of people over the age of 65 mix prescribed medication with alcohol — even though they’ve been warned of the dangers.
Fri, 04 Jul, 2014
More than a third of over-50s in Ireland are obese, a major new report on ageing has revealed.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2014
A growing number of women in their 50s and 60s are being forced to provide financial and other supports to their parents, their children and grandchildren.
Thu, 14 Nov, 2013
Tue, 10 May, 2011
AS more and more of us live longer it is prudent that we discover as much as we can about how our lives change as we age.
A STUDY launched yesterday will lift the lid on ageing in persons with an intellectual disability in Ireland for the first time.
Thu, 04 Dec, 2008
Ireland’s ageing population poses significant long-term dangers for the country’s economy, a major labour conference heard today.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2007
A major study was launched on ageing today as it emerged half of girls currently being born are expected to live to 100 and beyond.
Mon, 06 Nov, 2006
We want to help you to connect with the people you love, but may not see, this Christmas. Every Saturday, in the weeks leading up to Christmas, we will publish your messages in print and online, starting November 28. Say it here, in the Irish Examiner.
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