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 […]

6 simple exercises to keep you mobile (…used by Physiotherapists)

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A new Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK animated video demonstrates how six simple exercises can keep people mobile and independent as they age.   From the age of thirty, people can lose up to 8% of […]

Arthritis Care Northern Ireland – FREE self management courses

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Arthritis Care Northern Ireland are running FREE self management courses during February & March 2017. These include courses for people with long term conditions, including Epilepsy, MS, Parkinson’s and Arthritis. They are designed to help people take control of […]

Should you invest in “brain-training” games?

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Are you thinking of investing in a brain-training game? Perhaps you regularly misplace keys or forget people’s names and think it could help. Maybe you simply want to see an improvement in your overall cognitive functioning, for instance, in carrying out your […]

Your Weekend Links – Health, Wellbeing & Positive Ageing

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Here are this week’s most interesting stories from around the globe, on health, well-being and positive ageing.   …All carefully selected for readers of Telecare.ie 😉 Enjoy!     Aging Is Associated With Better Mental Health – Like good […]

Irish Pendant Alarm Monitoring Costs – Best in Europe?

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Following on from my last post on the “Review of the Scheme of Community Supports for Older People (CSOP) 2010” it’s worth drawing attention to a statement on page thirty of that report:     “This evaluation of […]