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Elderly 'too scared to go into nursing homes due to Covid-19'

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Less of the protein irisin was found in Alzheimer’s sufferers

Less of the protein irisin was found in Alzheimer’s sufferers

Less of the protein irisin was found in Alzheimer’s sufferers

Older people will be more reluctant to go into nursing homes following the Covid-19 pandemic, say civil servants, heaping further pressure on our housing system.

Civil servants have warned the new Housing Minister that a varied mix of houses should be built to allow the older generation to remain at home for as long as possible.

It comes in a week when HSE chief executive Paul Reid said Ireland should move away from nursing homes as these settings make it more difficult to protect people from outbreaks of illness.