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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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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