Category Archives: Old People

Stay Safe But Enjoy Christmas

1.Minimise your in person contacts. Be selective who you allow into your house. If you are meeting up with friends or family you have the option to do it in a controlled area like a cafe or somewhere outside your … Continue reading

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The Tower By W.B. Yeats

The Tower By William Butler Yeats                                               I What shall I do with this absurdity — O heart, … Continue reading

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Proud To Be Irish – Leo Leads Irish Through Corona Virus Crisis

  Taoiseach Leo Varadkar delivered this great speech on St.Patrick’s Day live on tv to the Irish. Here is the speech in full. Lá Fhéile Pádraig shona daoibh! This is a Saint Patrick’s Day like no other. A day that … Continue reading

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Harvard Publishes Living Better, Living Longer Report

  Title: Living Better, Living Longer Author: Harvard Medical School & Robert Schreiber, Harvard Publisher: Harvard Health Publishing Sample Text: With this Special Health Report, Living Better, Living Longer, you will learn the protective steps doctors recommend for keeping your mind … Continue reading

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Get Involved- Dementia

Throughout Ireland change is happening. People are taking action to create communities where people with dementia and their families are respected, supported and connected. You can be part of this Movement by taking action and joining forces with other individuals, … Continue reading

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A Positive Side To Social Media

I heard a story about the positive use of social media. My sister is using her ipad to teach the old people who she works with to use Facebook and Twitter, to connect with their children and grand-children. I love … Continue reading

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18 Quick and Easy Meals for Seniors

Title:18 Quick and Easy Meals for Seniors Author: Donna Jackel, Care.com Full Text & Source: https://www.care.com/c/stories/5445/18-quick-and-easy-meals-for-seniors/ The Internet, Online, 9/05/2017 Sample Text Many caregivers worry whether their parents are eating enough and getting a balanced diet. These are valid concerns, … Continue reading

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Tips For Healthy Living

Title: Tips For Healthy Living Author: HSE, ROI Full Text & Source: http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/4/olderpeople/tipsforhealthyliving/ The Internet, Online, 2/3/2016 Sample Text: These are lots of ways to help keep yourself well and healthy as you age. On these pages, you can read … Continue reading

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Health A-Z

Title:Health A-Z – Conditions and treatments Author: NHS, UK Full Text & Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Pages/hub.aspx The Internet, Online, 2/3/2016 Sample Text: Common conditions Chickenpox Thrush Depression Sciatica Norovirus infections Diabetes Back pain Glandular fever Menopause Kidney infection Childhood conditions Measles Diarrhoea Mumps … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Poetry Project

Title: Alzheimer’s Poetry Project Author: Brooklyn Arts Council Full Text & Source: http://www.alzpoetry.com/reading/ The Internet, Online, 30/10/2015 Sample Text: Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble. —William Shakespeare Few Thoughts on Reading and Reciting Poetry in Public Holding … Continue reading

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Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors

Title: Caregiver’s Guide to Understanding Dementia Behaviors Author: National Centre On Caregiving, USA Full Text & Source: https://caregiver.org/caregiving-issues-and-strategies The Internet, Online, 28/7/2015 Whether you’re trying to work out a care plan for your aging parents with your siblings, or searching … Continue reading

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Older & Bolder… Off Their Rockers ..May I Still Be Funny When I’m Old

Hope I will keep my sense of humour even when I’m a little old lady..ha It’s a funny comedy TV show. Off Their Rockers is a British hidden camera sketch series on ITV. The programme sees senior citizens turn the … Continue reading

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Oh My God, I am turning into my mother! By Annette J Dunlea

The signs are there: Always buying some plants and scented candles when doing the weekly shop. I am a feeder. Everyone who calls to the house I make a pot of tea and feed with my home baking. I practice … Continue reading

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Growing Old By Matthew Arnold

What is it to grow old? Is it to lose the glory of the form, The luster of the eye? Is it for beauty to forego her wreath? —Yes, but not this alone. Is it to feel our strength— Not … Continue reading

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Cranky Old Man By Dave Griffith

What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see? What are you thinking .. . when you’re looking at me? A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise, Uncertain of habit .. … Continue reading

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I want to be like this at 100

Title: Jump! 100-year-old woman goes skydiving, swims with sharks Author: USA TODAY Network Full Text & Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/03/17/100-year-old-woman-skydives-swims-sharks/24888969/ The Internet, Online, 19/3/2015 Sample Text: Thrill-seeking centenarian Georgina Harwood went shark diving in South Africa on Monday, two days after she … Continue reading

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Letter from Mother to Daughter

Title: Letter from Mother to Daughter for Mother’s Day Author: Agingcare.com Full Text & Source: http://www.agingcare.com/Discussions/mother-to-daughter-letter-150678.htm The Internet, Online, 7/3/2015 Text: Letter from a Mother to a Daughter: “My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask … Continue reading

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Dementia Poem By John Steward

I’m in this home. They put me here. Don’t know the date, I don’t know the year, I sit, I think, I reminisce. Of the days gone by, total joy and bliss. But confusion sets in, and I start to … Continue reading

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M & S Recipes

Title: M & S Health & Nutrition Author: Marks And Spencer Full Text & Source:http://health.marksandspencer.com/recipes The Internet, 18/7/2014 The site is divided into sections: Search Our Recipes Healthy Recipes http://health.marksandspencer.com/recipes/health-recipes Vegetarian Recipes http://health.marksandspencer.com/recipes/vegetarian-recipes Gluten Free Recipes http://health.marksandspencer.com/recipes/gluten-free Recipes By Course … Continue reading

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Lets Protect The Young And Old Of Ireland

Let’s Protect The More Vulnerable Members Of Our Society By Annette J Dunlea Recent media reports have highlighted some sad oversights in our society. There was talk of kids in creches being screamed at and handled roughly, our need for … Continue reading

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