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Accidents and Safety
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (40k)
Although the number of deaths caused by accidents has fallen by 37% across all age groups in Ireland over the past twenty years, accidents and falls continue to be relatively common causes of death and injury among older people. click to download

Age and Attitudes
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (56k)
The vast majority of older people are fit and well, with many asserting that they ‘feel young’, irrespective of what age they happen to be. Nevertheless, older people in general are often portrayed in the media and elsewhere as being frail or ill, as suffering mental deterioration, as being poor and dependent, as being rigid of thought or unable to learn new skills. click to download

Carers
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (56k)
Many older people are completely independent in activities of daily living and do not rely on their family for care. They contribute greatly to Irish family life. click to download

Community care services
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (56k)
A health strategy document outlines a clear commitment to maintaining at least 90% of persons aged 75 years or more in their own homes. click to download

Crime
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (96k)
The level of crime against older people remains low in Ireland, in comparison with other countries. The evidence indicates that over the last twenty years, crime against older people has increased significantly. click to download

The Ageing foot
Health Promotion Unit, 2002 (184k)
Each foot is a complex structure. It consists of 26 bones, with ligaments and tendous, blood vessels and nerves. Healthy feet are essential to help us stay active and mobile. Good foot care is essential for healthy feet. click to download

Housing
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (48k)
The home is the traditional focus point for the family and plays a key role in the quality of life of older people. According to the 1991 Census, 86% of older Irish community residents lived in owner occupied dwellings. click to download

Income
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (32k)
In general, the income pattern of older people is radically different from that of younger adults. click to download

Long-stay care
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (48k)
While the future development of the Irish health services is in the direction of community-based care, there will always be a need to provide long-stay residential care for some older people. click to download

Mental Disorder
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (56k)
While most older people are in good mental health, a significant number suffer from a mental disorder at any one time. click to download

Return migration
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (48k)
In recent years there has been much speculation about the number of older people who are migrating to Ireland. click to download

Physical health
National Council on Ageing and Older People, 2001 (80k)
The life expectancy of older Irish people has been disappointing for most of this century. click to download

Leg Ulcer
Health Promotion Unit, 2002 (32k)
A leg ulcer is an open wound that occurs in the lower part of the leg. It may become chronic, painful and slow to heal. click to download

Nutrition and the over 65s
Irish Nutrition and Dietetic Institute, 2004 (240k)
A healthy diet and regular exercise can help an older person live a full an active life and preserve their independence right through to old age. click to download

 
     
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