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# Alzheimer's Disease

This year
New drug which slows progression of Alzheimer’s disease hailed as a 'turning point'
The health spending watchdog in England is already assessing whether the drug can be used in the NHS.
Opinion: Music can unlock memories and evoke emotions for people with dementia
Music therapist Lisa Kelly looks at the discussion around the positive benefits of music for people with dementia.
John Lydon speaks on 'heart-wrenching' Eurovision bid song about wife Nora, who has Alzheimer's
The former Sex Pistols front man said that he cried his eyes out when he wrote the song.
All time
Study finds footballers 3.5 times more likely to die from brain trauma
The investigation was led by consultant neuropathologist Dr Willie Stewart of Glasgow University.
French drug watchdog halts illegal Parkinson's, Alzheimer's trial
The agency urged participants to stop using the patches immediately and to seek medical attention.
Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case
Prosecutors claim the patient may have had second thoughts about dying.
New study suggests that diabetes medicine could be used to reduce effects of Alzheimer's disease
It’s believed that targeting the brain’s capillary system could have beneficial effects for Alzheimer’s patients.
Number of people with dementia set to double but stigma 'leading to delayed diagnosis'
The number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to increase from 55,000 currently to 113,000 by 2036.
Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease
The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.
New blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease developed by Irish researchers
Doctors have said that early diagnosis of the disease is key for improving the quality of life.
This Young Scientist project is almost ready for this week's competition
Alzheimer’s Alert aims to help track the movement of people with the disease.
'Despicable': Pensioner with Alzheimer's targeted by fake builders in robbery
The men took money from the victim’s wallet and brought him out of the house to withdraw savings from his bank account.
Country music star Glen Campbell dies aged 81
Campbell’s family said the singer died this morning in Nashville.
Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades
“This is unusual,” said an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia
The independent senator has spoken of his family situation ahead of a campaign for more funding for sufferers.
Dublin woman's 'Life History' quilts bring comfort to dementia sufferers
The ‘Anchorlily’ products bring together photos and familiar items – ensuring family memories are always within reach.
Irish scientist gets €2m grant to develop new treatment for arthritis, MS and Alzheimer’s disease
It could have a big impact on patients’ lives.
"Before this I was a young 69, I was full of life. I'm a world away from that person now"
People with dementia and their carers talk about their lives at the Alzheimer’s Café
One in three people born this year will suffer from dementia
This comes from new research published in the United Kingdom.
Trinity College research could lead to 'novel treatment' for Alzheimer's
The disease affects up to 40,000 people in Ireland today.
'Sometimes, I see fear in his eyes. I constantly reassure him but reassurance only lasts seconds.'
Nine years ago, Alzheimer’s slowly crept into our lives and nothing has ever been the same again.
People look at me and say 'You don't look like somebody that has dementia'
…but I wonder ‘What does dementia look like?’
People don't have to be afraid of dementia – they just need to know the facts
Actor and director Ronan Smith writes about his greatest life challenge to date – the progressive neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s Disease.
US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer's patient
Henry Rayhons said the couple held hands, prayed and kissed, but had no sexual contact.
Prepare to sniffle: Couple of 73 years die just five minutes apart
If you don’t love this, you are a robot.
Column: What it's like to care for a parent with Alzheimer's
We are a married couple in our mid-late 20s who both work and also care for my father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013 and lives with us full-time.
This man's sweet song for his mother with Alzheimer's is going viral
Joe Fraley said he doesn’t play guitar for his mum any more, because she doesn’t recognise him.
Column: 4,000 people under the age of 65 are living with dementia in this country
Let’s make 2015 the year we begin to listen the voice of the person with dementia.
Column: 'My mother is not a person dying from Alzheimer’s – she is a hero living with it'
Whenever I feel that caring for my mother is getting the better of me, I think back on the all amazing memories I have with this inspiring and courageous woman.
Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.
Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina
Every time you see them, you grieve a little bit more, but you never, ever show it.
What does Alzheimer's Disease look like?
Teenagers in Galway are capturing what the disease means to them.
Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's
Scientists found they could predict the beginning of Alzheimer’s with 87% accuracy.
A little cynicism may be healthy, but too much can lead to dementia
That’s what Finnish researchers say, if you believe them that is.
There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland
Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.
Woman with Alzheimer's who went missing is found 46km from home
The family of Pauline Lynch, 67, spoke of “huge relief” at finding her safe.
Opinion: Dealing with dementia – why we are failing our parents and ultimately ourselves
The number of people in this country suffering from dementia is expected to treble over the next 30 years, yet Ireland invests only half the OECD average in long-term care.
What's the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia?
This video explains it all.
This man will find out if he has a rare form of Alzheimer's tonight
Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause of death that is still on the rise.
Column: 'The plans we made together are gone now, Alzheimer’s is a most horrifying illness'
Shortly after Derek and I married, I began to notice something was amiss. I spent a lot of time in denial… but then he got his diagnosis.