A major crisis is looming in the provision of nursing home care for older persons, according to Nursing Homes Ireland (NHI). A spokesperson for the NHI, the organisation representing the private and voluntary nursing homes sector, described Department of Health estimates that more than 2,000 persons will be waiting for a nursing home place by the end of 2013, as very worrying. The waiting […]

1st of August 2013: Nursing Home Crisis Looms

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Rhode Island Hospital researchers have found that multiple factors contribute to the burden felt by caregivers of people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. These factors include the direct impact of providing home care upon the caregivers’ lives, guilt, and frustration or embarrassment. The study is published online in advance of print in American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. The study, conducted by Beth […]

26th of July 2013: Home Care News: Tailored interventions may help caregivers of those with dementia

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  The New York Times: Two new studies out of Europe have confirmed what researchers had long suspected: rates would fall and mental acuity improve as populations grew healthier and better educated. By Gina Kolata: A new study has found that dementia rates among people 65 and older in England and Wales have plummeted by 25 percent over the past two decades, to 6.2 percent […]

18th of July 2013: Dementia Rate Is Found to Drop Sharply

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Characterized by memory loss or communicative difficulties, dementia and Alzheimer’s makes independent living quite difficult. But now the carers or relatives of people living in remote areas with dementia may one day use a robot to check in on the patients. The Giraff, which stands just over 3 feet tall, is a motorized robot that can facilitate a two-way video call. It can be controlled […]

12th of July 2013: Home Care News: Dementia Patients In Scotland to Share Their Homes With Robots!

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Fantastic! As Wimbledon Final weekend beckons how brilliant to see this gentleman still playing tennis at 95 years of age! Watch Artin here on BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-19632015 Armenian-born Artin Elmayan lives and breathes tennis, playing the sport three times a week to stay fit and healthy. The sports fan is the oldest of a group of 39 men in the ITF’s over-85 ranking, however Elmayan is […]

5th July 2013: 95 Year Old, is world’s oldest ranked tennis player

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  Up to 2,500 terminally-ill patients are denied access to hospice inpatient care each year because of the lack of services nationwide. A new report by the Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) found three times as many hospice beds are needed in the country to meet demand. The report notes that one way to use resources more effectively is to divert them towards more hospice home […]

28th of June 2013: Palliative Home Care:Up to 2,500 denied hospice access

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