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Senior Times also publishes Senior Times magazine and are producers of the SeniorTimes Podcasts. They are also organisers of the 50 Plus Expo’s run throughout the country

The Irish Men’s Sheds Association has launched a new manual Your Shed & Dementia aimed at raising awareness of the condition, as well as offering advice for “Shedders”, their families and carers on supporting a member with dementia Developed in partnership with the HSE’s Dementia: Understand Together campaign and The Alzheimer Society of Ireland, the manual offers tools to help Shedders recognise signs of dementia, as well as offering practical communication and listening tips. 400 Dementia Types There are over 400 types of dementia, with the four most common being Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body disease, vascular dementia and frontotemporal dementia.…

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Ireland faces an uphill battle to overcome the disease by 2030 due to a “lost cohort” of cases, a top professor has warned Hepatitis C is a viral infection which causes inflammation of the liver and is a major cause of cirrhosis and liver cancer. It is spread through contact with the blood of an infected person – and left undiscovered, can shorten life expectancy by up to 15 years. It is usually associated with drug use, but can also be contracted through tattoos, infected blood products, snorting narcotics and sexual activity. July 28th is World Hepatitis Day – but…

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Be mindful of your mind.. Over 60’s invited to take part in a new natural memory boosting study that pays €400  Atlantia Clinical Trials highlights the difference between normal age-related forgetfulness and more serious memory problems and offers tips on natural methods to aid memory retention ~ If you are aged over 60 and a little forgetful on occasion, you might be looking for natural ways to boost your memory. From July, a Cork-based research company Atlantia Clinical Trials will embark on an exciting new scientific study that will clinically assess the effectiveness of a daily turmeric supplement in…

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The four-star Hotel Westport is located in 400 acres of woodland, lakeland and parkland in the heart of Westport on the Wild Atlantic Way. Only a short stroll along the Carrowbeg River to the beautiful and historic Westport House. The hotels’ facilities include a 20m pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and gym. For guests seeking a little more TLC, check out the fabulous treatments on offer in Senses Spa, you will leave feeling pampered and renewed. The numerous Dining areas offer a comfortable and relaxed socially distanced setting to enjoy a leisurely bite to eat using the best of seasonal…

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The third part of a three-part podcast on Mozart presented by John Low is now available as part of the Senior Times Classical Collection.  This final part concentrates on the last year, 1791, of Mozart’s life, and details his death and funeral. The music includes, appropriately, his requiem which was his last work which was completed by his pupil Sussmayer.  Other works include his sublime clarinet concerto and arias from his last two operas The Magic Flute and  La Clemenzi di Tito

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An exciting new café and gift shop at Russborough House and Park has opened with exclusive products and décor curated for this historic property by Amanda Pratt, previously creative director with Avoca The vision was to reimagine the visitor experience at Russborough, starting at the door. Visitors now arrive through the spectacular colonnade to an elegant curved corridor where books and architecture-inspired gifts can be found, and as well as Russborough’s reception. A second shop has opened at the garden level below, stocking covetable collections of stationery, deco-style china, gardenalia, and edgier homewares. There is everything from milk jugs, chinoiserie-inspired…

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Colette Sheridan meets pioneering gardener Joy Larkcom West Cork-based gardener extraordinaire, Joy Larkcom, is enjoying her ‘retirement garden,’ cultivating tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers for the summer while also working on her extensive archive. The 85-year old English woman, the grand old lady of gardening, was described by The Daily Telegraph as having ‘had more effect on the way we grow and eat salads and vegetables than all the celebrity chefs put together.’ It’s quite an accolade and one that Joy, modest but quietly assertive, accepts. ‘I suppose I did introduce a lot of things (like rocket, purslane, endives and chicories).…

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A national strategy is required to ensure neurological care service providers are adequately resourced to deliver online services. That’s according to a report published today by the Neurological Alliance of Ireland (NAI) ‘Looking Beyond Covid-19: Embracing Digital Solutions to Neurological Care’ is based on surveys and interviews of service-users and providers about their experiences of delivering online care during the pandemic. The Report found that neurological care providers are delivering on average 60 per cent of their services online, compared to 8 per cent pre-Covid. However, 47 per cent of patients are not being reached online. National strategy…

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The community of Lismore didn’t allow a global pandemic to stand between them and their support for their global neighbours. The St Carthage’s Cathedral community switched their fundraising soup lunch to a take-away alternative. But Lismore’s Christian Aid organiser is adamant she’s no ‘lockdown hero’. Maureen Doherty begins our interview by insisting that the take-away soup lunches were the brainchild of parish treasurer, Sandra Willoughby and she spends the next few minutes trying to convince me that I should interview Sandra instead. She said: “It was Sandra’s idea to offer take-away soup. She said that if we bought in…

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