The number of dementia cases are expected to more than triple by 2050. One of the rarest forms of dementia is called Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease. Only one in one million people are diagnosed with it annually. Many diseases can cause dementia at later stages. Have a look at our latest infographic for more information.
The minister with responsibility for older people, Kathleen Lynch, has said today that nursing home residents under the Fair Deal Scheme will not have to pay an increased contribution towards their care. Age Action has welcomed the decision, saying it will be a relief for many families. Justin Moran, of Age Action, said: “We welcome this morning’s announcement that there will be no increase in […]
One-in-three people living in nursing homes could be cared for in their own homes, a leading charity says. According to new figures, based on Department of Health records, 35pc of elderly men and women in long-term beds have “low to medium” support needs. Now, the ALONE charity is calling on the Government to “enhance” home supports for this group instead of “forcing” them into residential […]
Be Independent Home Care are delighted to be supporting a project in Nepal that is helping provide safe accomadation for the Elderly in Nepal following the recent devastating earthquake. An Irishman Stephen O’ Brien is the International Coordinator of the project and has written the following piece: For further information please visit Rotary’s website at www.rotaryclubbhaktapur.org “In affluent Western societies people talk about the problems […]
The Importance of Assistive Technology in Dementia, an Infographic This infographic called ‘The Importance of Assistive Technology in Dementia’ gives an overview on how to understand Dementia, why advancements in assistive technology are so important, the predicted increase in Dementia cases by 2050 and the types of assistive technology available on the market today.
Life Begins at 70+: The 7 Most Inspiring Senior Citizens Who Did Extraordinary Things Have a look at our infographic ‘Life Begins at 70+’ which chronicles the seven most inspiring senior citizens who did extraordinary things. From the Septuagenarian who reached the summit of Mount Everest, to the Centenarian social media whizz, there is a lot to inspire you.