Author: Senior Times

mm

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

According to The Alzeimers Society there are 50,000 dementia caregivers in Ireland  Pat is about to finish his shift at work. He wants to get home in good time before the home help finishes. Pat will prepare dinner for himself and his wife Eileen, and help her to eat. They will try to watch television for a while, but she finds it difficult to concentrate on anything for long. Eileen has been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia-she has worsening memory, making it difficult to do many of the things she previously took for granted. Even allowing for her memory problems, her…

Read More

They say opposites attract, and that was certainly the case for Mairead Robinson’s parents as she tells their story These days many couples meet each other on-line, while for the previous generation it was usually at a dance or disco. But what about the generation before that, how did they find their partners?  My parents met and married in the late 1940s, a period just after the war when times were really tough.  And yet, against all odds, the English Rose and the Irish Charmer  met and fell in love and got married and settled into their new home in…

Read More

New SOS GPS Watch Phone allows you to Locate, Monitor & Communicate with your loved ones via your mobile device A new lightweight device designed to give peace of mind when it comes to the safety of your elderly parents was launched this week.  Called the Liberty Watch from WatchOvers, it’s a watch, a phone and an SOS GPS location device, all in one. The Liberty is a wristwatch that allows you to instantly locate your loved ones via an App on your smart phone, letting you see where they are no matter how far away. It is suitable for the…

Read More

“Save Your Breath” Awareness Campaign Urges People to Know the “ABC” of COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – and Safeguard Your Health  It’s the fourth most common cause of death in Ireland after lung cancer, heart disease and stroke. Yet, incredibly, many people with the disease have absolutely no idea that they have it and do not even know what it is. An estimated 380,000 people are thought to have the condition, with numbers alarmingly on the rise. Ireland has amongst the highest rates of death from COPD, or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, in Europe, with one person dying…

Read More

Lorna Hogg looks at Christmas markets packages on offer this year When it comes to traditional Christmas Markets, Prague and Krakow are always amongst top choices. Along with unspoiled architecture with fairylit stalls, hot spicy snacks, artisan crafts and carols, there is the possibility of a snow sprinkled break. With value deals for under €200, it’s hardly surprising Irish visitors return – and return. Prague  is offered by Click & Go, with a  3 night trip, 4 star hotel 2 adults sharing, B&B double room, with return flights for €199 PPS in December. Krakow is available from €159pp, 3 nights,…

Read More

Pat Keenan loved the food, the people and sites in the ‘heel’ of Italy In 1958 Italy came third in the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called Nel blu, dipinto di blu (In the sky, painted blue). It became a worldwide runaway hit as Volare performed by Dean Martin and a slew of others, Louis Armstrong, Cliff Richard, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli, all sang their versions. Just 35k south of Bari Airport, near the top of Italy’s heel in Puglia, is Polignano a Mare, a town perched on craggy cliffs high above a very blue Adriatic…

Read More

Pauline Bewick celebrated her 80th birthday on 4th September last, a birthday which saw new work being launched at Taylor Galleries, Kildare Street, Dublin. ‘Life, Love and Launch,’ proved to be another major success as Bewick’s themes  through the ages have always proved compelling. She is a constant delight, as artist, sensual woman, wife, mother, grandmother. All of these layers are what make her the individual she undoubtedly is.  She also appeared recently with Ryan Tubridy on The Late Late Show, proving she is as articulate and beautiful as ever. This exhibition is aptly named for an artist who has…

Read More

Claire Bourke, who has lived in the French capital for some years, offers a guide to some of its lesser known attractions, centering on her adopted area, Monmartre Monmartre is like a little Paris within Paris, and is Paris’ famous artistic neighbourhood. Forgo the touristic spots, get away from the ‘Amelie’ strip, and discover some secret gems only known to locals. Mingle with Parisians in bustling food markets, visit the small streets that are  a reminder that Montmartre was once quiet countryside and discover a hotel-top bar to watch the sun set over the Eiffel Tower.. Enquire when making your…

Read More

https://youtu.be/t9D4cVcLHpU The main aim of Senior Times’s visit to Bucharest was to experience first-hand what a top level Romanian dental practice could offer an Irish patient combined with the added bonus of seeing the wonderful historical sights of Bucharest, a city that time has passed by. First off, the office manager and treatment co-ordinator of the Bucharest British Dental Place is Samantha Teasdale and on hearing her UK English accent we were set at ease from the very start of this adventure. It is a family run dental practice with Samantha’s husband Cosmin Teasdale the founder and dentist overseeing the…

Read More

“ All your medical history and your personal health history at your fingertips, always.” Mymedicalhistory is a website for Electronic Medical Records for personal use. It allows the user to upload, store and manage their medical history records online, and access them anytime, from anywhere in the world. All personal information is protected by industrial strength encryption technology.  The user may use any internet connected device to access their files. Vitally important information becomes retrievable anywhere, anytime, particularly in case of emergency. Typically important information would include any existing medical conditions, allergies, medication, previous hospital stays, previous illnesses, blood pressure,…

Read More