A 94-year-old-woman outshines those less than half her age  There is a common phrase that you are only as young as you feel.  It might have a lot more to do with than just feelings.  Bruce Grierson an author for The New York Times Magazine, recently covered a story about Olga Kotelko, a 94-year-old woman who owns more world records than probably anyone you know.  […]

16th of April 2014:A 94-year-old-woman outshines those less than half her age

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Patients affected by the most common cause of blindness in Ireland may enjoy a brighter future after an important discovery by scientists in Dublin. They have identified a potential treatment to slow or halt vision loss that relies on a drug that has already been used safely in human trials. “We probably have skipped over years of drug development. It is very exciting that the […]

4th of April 2014: Potential remedy for most common cause of blindness

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The Irish Times – by Paula Mee, a lead dietitian in Medfit and a member of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute. With an ageing world population and improvements in healthcare systems, more people will be diagnosed with chronic disease, including dementia. This global epidemic can no longer be ignored and neglected, according to Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI), a worldwide federation of Alzheimer associations. Currently, […]

31st of March 2013: On the Menu: Nutrients’ role in preventing Alzheimer’s

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Daily Express: HEALTHY lifestyle does beat dementia and the sooner people ditch bad habits the better, a leading expert on ageing revealed yesterday. Professor John Gallacher said a good diet, not smoking, taking exercise and limiting alcohol intake are more important than genetics for cutting the risk of Alzheimer’s. Most importantly, it is never too late to make simple changes to lifestyle to help protect […]

24th of March 2014: A healthy and active lifestyle is key to beating dementia

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Scientists have developed a blood test that could detect whether or not a person will develop dementia within three years. Changes in the blood may signify Alzheimer’s disease in its earliest stages, researchers found. A new study, published in the journal Nature Medicine, identified 10 molecules in blood could be used to predict with at least 90% accuracy whether people will go on to develop […]

21st of March 2014: Test to detect dementia tendency

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  Be Independent HomeCare continue their series of complimentary Health & Wellness Presentations this time to the Carers Association in Malahide on the 4th of March 2014 and in Skerries on the 14th of March 2014. The Carers Association is Ireland’s  national voluntary organisation for family carers in the home. Family  carers provide high levels of care to a range of people including older people, people […]

28th of February 2014: Be Independent Home Care and The Carers Association

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