Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.. AS WE ALL know, people are living longer, and the 65s+ now number one in nine of the population. In Positive Ageing Week, (September 27 – October 5) this a cause of celebration. The value of older people to family, friends and wider society is immense. Older people are still giving in their own communities as parents, grandparents, friends, neighbours, leaders, workers, volunteers, mentors, community activists, and continuing to contribute to society as a whole. And they have a lot to give. Experience drawn from a lifetime of work, learning and family life is needed in today’s Ireland.

  Is loneliness in old age inevitable? Not in a caring society.. AS WE ALL know, people are living longer, and the 65s+ now number one in nine of the […]

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Alzheimer’s Conversation Tips Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about what was on the news or what I was cooking for dinner, but she didn’t seem interested. With her Alzheimer’s, I’m not even sure she understood what I was saying.

Alzheimer’s Conversation Tips Most days Mom just sat in her armchair in front of the TV with a glazed look in her eyes. I tried to perk her up by talking about […]

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