Desmond (Des) O'Neill

Desmond (Des) O'Neill

Academic geriatrician with >500 publications, Prof O'Neill is also a writer/commentator in national media, has received national and international awards for advocacy & research, Twitter @Age_Matters

Location Trinity College Dublin/Tallaght Hospital Dublin

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  • The group with the best eyesight and reaction time are the 17-25 year-olds - the group with the highest reaction times!

  • End-of-life costs actually lower for older people..

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  • A pity it wasn't recorded: it was wonderful!

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  • The examples metaphors for a wider range of aspects of the longevity dividend

  • A deeper area, and an interesting aspect of the 'assisted suicide' debate is that wiser older people are less likely to request it. Also a worrying concept of buying into an artificial dichotomy of troubling suicide (younger people) and 'acceptable' suicide (age and disability) that seems inherently prejudiced against age and disability...

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • Reference made elsewhere of older workers and older drivers, among others, as the everyday translation of the longevity dividend - at a deeper level, the longer period of time we have with our loved ones!

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  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • Actually, most were extremely hard-working, and with regard to 'simple' art, see http://www.thamesandhudson.com/Why_Your_Five_Year_Old_Could_Not_Have_Done_That/9780500290477

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  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • Mark Agronin and Stephen Post's books (referenced above) give a different insight on ageing with disability

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender.. On Margaret Thatcher, worth checking out critical comment on the movie The Iron Lady http://www.bmj.com/content/344/bmj.e378

  • De gustibus non est disputandum..

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • Consistent literature showing that ageing adds little to health costs, but technology for the middle-aged and younger old does

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • Even gerontologists can be ageist! See reference to Ignatz Nascher in the Lancet 'Art of the Longevity Dividend'

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender.. Also mention late starters from Grandma Moses through Janacek to Albers

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  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

  • For a short video, some compromises need to be made! In lectures, usually include a range across cultures and gender..

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  • Ageism..

  • De gustibus non est disputandum..

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  • Workplaces often ignorant of, and fail to nurture, the longevity dividend http://www.cardi.ie/userfiles/Ageing%20Work%20%20The%20Demographic%20Dividend%281%29.pdf

  • Nothing more challenging than the iconography of older people!

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  • As above re women and the longevity dividend, and as for great and 'simple' art, worth checking out http://www.thamesandhudson.com/Why_Your_Five_Year_Old_Could_Not_Have_Done_That/9780500290477

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  • Josef Albers changed from architecture to art in his 60's..

  • We need imaginative solutions for those constrained by disability..

  • As above, mea culpa - and Maria Montessori as well!

  • Good to have dissent! Not that age equates with excellence, but longevity dividend under-recognized and under-valued

  • Living longer in the UK associated with less dementia and severe disability.. http://www.alzforum.org/news/research-news/falling-dementia-rates-us-and-europe-sharpen-focus-lifestyle

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  • Do look further in your search for geriatricians in SF - great geriatricians at UCSF!

  • Hi, have given more everyday examples above which the exemplars illuminate

  • As a working geriatrician, I engage with dementia and disability every day: one of my key guiding principles is not to make the experience (and the impetus for better services) worse by casting the experience in dismal terms - I recommend Mark Agronin's How We Age Now http://www.marcagronin.com/about-book/ and Stephen Post's The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer...

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  • Sounds like you are exemplifying the longevity dividend, which occurs alongside age-related loss..

  • Ageing in different cultures and times not as straightforward as the popular conception would have it: Rohinton Mistry's Family Matters neatly challenges the extended family in India, and Pat Thane's Long History of Old Age also a myth-buster http://www.theguardian.com/books/2005/dec/10/featuresreviews.guardianreview6

  • See above, and in total agreement!

  • ..but worth persisting!

  • Fair point, and exemplary women added above - the list is potentially endless!

  • Hi, good point, space an issue, poets and authors mentioned here http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2010/12/07/des-oneill-so-when-do-you-become-old/ and elsewhere!