New research funded by CARDI finds that regular exercise reduces depression in older people, whether patients report pain or not. The all-Ireland study led by Dr Frank Doyle, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, examined the links between physical activity, pain and depressive symptoms across three datasets. The study found that pain is associated with increased depression and physical activity is associated with lower depression […]

27th of May 2014: Exercise reduces depression in older people

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This is why at Be Independent Home Care we love what we do. We get to hear stories like this one from our clients every day! Its amazing how many interesting stories people have when they have been on this earth for 80, 90 or 100 years! This project below written about in the Guardian has brought more than 100 older people into primary and […]

15th of May 2014: Centenarian brings his “living history” to schools

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No Matter how old you actually are you never really feel old! This is true of so many of our home care clients, many of whom certainly don’t feel old and are living fantastic lives and having great fun! Now Age Action is proud to host a very special exhibition, “A Time To Dance”. It features the images of award winning photographer Ann Henrick and […]

8th of May 2014: Age Action host a very special exhibition, “A Time To Dance”.

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Osteoporosis is a condition that effects so many of our home care clients. In Ireland 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men over 50 will experience a bone fracture due to osteoporosis. According to the Irish Osteoporosis Society anyone who breaks a bone from a trip and fall or less: even if it was on cement or ice should be screened for Osteoporosis. […]

1st of May 2014: the Irish Osteoporosis Society is offering a new service.

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Hundreds of elderly people risk being “marooned” in public hospitals this Easter due to a long-term lack of step-down facilities which costs the State over half a million euro nightly. The claim was made by a home help group which warned that the situation was needlessly adding to the country’s deepening health debts and causing  damage to lives. According to Home and Community Care Ireland,  […]

19th of April 2014: Elderly ‘marooned’ in hospitals due to absence of step-down facilities

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Dementia, regardless of its cause, is a progressive condition, with deterioration likely to occur in all domains. It is a distressing and often frightening illness for the individual and can be perceived as stigmatising and heartbreaking for family members. The disease impacts on memory, language, ability to communicate, mood and personality. Currently there are approximately 42,000 people with dementia in Ireland. By 2036 however, it […]

17th of April 2014: A new study has unearthed a clue as to why more women than men develop dementia.

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