July 2013 Newsletter

IGS Annual and Scientific Meeting 2013

Registration Open and Programme Available

This year's IGS Annual and Scientific Meeting will take place at Croke Park Conference Centre on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st September. Click here to register for this event. Programme outline and further details of this event are available on our website here.


IAGG 2013 World Congress

IGS Promotes IAGG-ER VIII Congress (Dublin, 2015) in Seoul

Professor Des O'Neill, Dr. Rose Galvin and Professor Thomas Scharf attended the IAGG 2013 World Congress last week. We would like to thank Des, Rose and Thomas and their colleagues Dr. Áine Ní Léime and Dr. Kieran Walsh for representing the IGS on our exhibition stand for IAGG-ER 2015. Conference website


Irish Ageing Project Receives EU Award

Led by University College Cork and the Louth Age-friendly County Initiative, this Irish project was recognised for having developed a risk intervention procedure which is being copied by other countries. Read more


'Non-visible' Elderly Irish Dementia Sufferers at Risk of Being Ignored by NHS

All party UK parliamentary group began an investigation last December into dementia services for Irish, Indian, Pakistani and black Carribbean communities, many of whom moved to Britain from the1950's onwards. Read more


Novel Approaches to Reminiscence Therapy

Staff at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough use 'My Life' software and 'rummage boxes' to help Dementia sufferers to retain a sense of who they are. Read more


Innovative Ageing Technologies in Japan

Japan has the world's fastest ageing population (24% or 30m people are aged over 65). 24 companies have recently won subsidies amounting to US$ 25m from the Japanese government to develop safety and security related products - such as robots - for the elderly. Read more 


New "Elderly Rights Law" Takes Effect In China

On Monday 1st July 2013, a new law, which requires children in China to keep in touch with or visit their parents who are aged 60 or over, came into effect. Read more


Latest Event News

Trinity College Institute of Euroscience

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New Approaches to Understanding Depression
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Moore Street's Oldest Trader Laid to Rest

Applause, flowers and music as traders in Ireland's best known market pay their respects to the 'Queen of Moore Street', May Kavanagh (94). Read more