Personal alarms for homes with no phone-line (GSM alarms)

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Personal alarms for homes with no phone lines (GSM alarms) are now available in Ireland. If you’re one of the increasing number of people, who has dropped your landline services, this means you can still […]

Eating mushrooms may reduce the risk of cognitive decline

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A six-year study, from the National University of Singapore, found that seniors who ate more than 2 standard portions (300 grams) of cooked mushrooms a week, were half as likely to have mild cognitive impairment. […]

Monitored Pendant Alarm | Reader Discount Code

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Our Sponsor, TASK Community Care is offering a special 20% discount* off the cost of their monitored alarm systems to readers of Telecare.ie during March 2019.   This fantastic offer includes their sought after digital […]

Can I buy two monitored pendant alarm buttons for my parents who live in the same household? [Reader’s Question]

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Reader’s Question | Is it possible to buy 2 monitored pendant alarms for my parents who live in the same household.  Could you please give me an idea of costs?   Short Answer | Yes. […]

Telecare.ie – Readers’ Questions

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Since Telecare.ie added our first post in June 2016, we’ve received many great questions and comments from you, our readers, through the online feedback form and also as comments to posts.   It’s not always […]

Seniors Alert Scheme | Brexit Threat?

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The Seniors Alert Scheme could be at risk from Brexit according to Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring.   This appears to be due to the high number of Seniors Alert Scheme monitored […]

Seniors Alert Scheme spend quadruples to nearly €7 million

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The Department of Rural and Community Development increased 2018 expenditure to Pobal for the Seniors Alert Scheme to nearly €7 million. Dormant Accounts Funding was also used, to meet “additional and exceptional demands of the Scheme”. […]

Irish Farmers Journal Examines Technology for Older People

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The most recent edition of the The Irish Farmers Journal looks at the potential of technology in reducing fear for older people, particularly those living alone. The article highlights the local support within rural communities […]

Private health screening from Belfast based ‘Illumination Health’

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Personal health screening can serve as a fantastic motivator for improving your health and fitness. By providing you with key measurements (…such as height, weight, heart rate, blood pressure, lung check, blood glucose & lipid profiles) you can […]

Pendant alarm safety in adverse weather conditions

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Pendant alarms can be a lifeline anytime, but during disruptive weather conditions they’re even more important. That’s why it’s beneficial to know some functions of your monitored alarm, ideally before the bad weather hits. With that in mind, here’s some advice we’ve […]

Aerobic exercise may be most effective way to delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease

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Can exercise potentially delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) even for those already diagnosed? Recent evidence from Exercise Physiologist, Gregory Panza, and his team in the Department of Cardiology at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut suggests it […]

Limerick pensioners warned to install safety alarms after suspicious death of 78-year-old

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GARDAÍ in Limerick have advised elderly people to acquire personal safety alarms to help them deal with a growing sense of fear in the wider local community. The advice follows the death of Rosie Hanrahan, […]

Parkinson’s disease symptoms delayed by exercise (new study)

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High-intensity exercise three times a week decreases worsening of motor symptoms in individuals with early-stage Parkinson’s disease. That’s according to a new trial led by Northwestern Medicine and University of Colorado School of Medicine scientists.   Parkinson’s […]

Demand for personal alarms surges under new Seniors Alert Scheme, €400,000 extra allocated

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Since the launch of the new Seniors Alert Scheme, there has been a fourfold surge in demand for senior citizens’ personal alarms, according to reports in today’s Independent.ie.   This is a dramatic turnaround, given the under-spend […]

Seniors Alert Scheme – Countrywide ‘Information Meetings’ Announced

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Changes to the Seniors Alert Scheme, will be outlined at a series of events due to take place across Ireland. The ‘information meetings’ being run by Pobal, will take place during November & December.  You can register to attend the […]

New Seniors Alert Scheme (2017) – What we know so far…

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  Following today’s announcement of the new Seniors Alert Scheme by Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, here’s a roundup of changes to the existing scheme so far announced.   The new […]

New Seniors Alert Scheme launched today

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The Minister for Rural & Community Development, Michael Ring TD, today (19 October) launched the new Seniors Alert Scheme in Summerhill, Co. Meath. The Department of Rural and Community Development has allocated €2.3 million for […]

Sleeping pills increase danger of falls, fractures in older users (New Study)

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Taking prescribed sleeping pills to treat insomnia may increase the risk of falling for older adults, according to new research.   You might think that if older adults are prescribed sleep medication, their risk of falling would reduce because […]