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# Dementia

    # Dementia
    World Cup winner Nobby Stiles' family plan to sue FA over brain injuries
    Footballer died two years ago having suffered from dementia.
    # problems
    Rugby World Cup winner Thompson says dementia makes him feel 'phoney'
    The ex-hooker, 44, is one of scores of former players who have decided to sue a number of governing bodies for negligence.
    # proceedings
    Players with early-onset dementia to launch legal case against rugby authorities
    The claimants include former Wales captain Ryan Jones and England’s 2003 World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson.
    # illness
    Former Man United defender Gibson has dementia
    ‘I’m not going to go down without a fight,’ he told the Daily Mail.
    # Study
    Researchers seeking 120 former footballers for study into reducing risk of dementia
    Several members of the 1966 England World Cup-winning squad, including Jack Charlton and Nobby Stiles, were suffering from dementia at the time of their deaths.
    # RIP
    Former Celtic manager Wim Jansen dies aged 75
    The former Feyenoord and Holland player had been living with dementia.
    # TAKING ACTION
    Ex-All Black prop Carl Hayman joins legal action after dementia diagnosis
    Former England hooker Steve Thompson is also involved in the litigation.
    # Dementia
    Celtic send their best wishes to former boss Wim Jansen
    The Dutchman has been diagnosed with dementia.
    # Worry
    Former Manchester United star Pallister fears dementia
    ‘You put it all together and you start thinking, ‘Crikey, I’m a prime candidate for dementia.”
    # long term damage
    Heading needs to be 'phased out' of football, says ex-England captain Terry Butcher
    The former centre-half feels the time has now come to move away from that aspect of the game.
    # late stage
    Former Ireland defender and Premier League manager Joe Kinnear has dementia, family reveals
    ‘It is heartbreaking to see how someone can change,’ says the 74-year-old’s wife, Bonnie.
    # Dementia
    Over half of family carers report a decline in mental health during pandemic
    The new research published by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland say that it found family carers to be at “breaking point”.
    # zzzz
    Sleeping fewer hours in middle age associated with dementia risk - study
    Research suggests there’s a higher risk of dementia in those sleeping six or fewer hours per night at the age of 50 or 60.
    # give it a lash
    Brilliant Jack Charlton documentary premieres on Irish television this weekend
    Virgin Media One will show the emotional documentary on Sunday night, and the broadcaster has been running ‘Donate For Dementia’ ahead of its screening.
    # Concern
    'I don’t see how any footballer wouldn’t be worried': Gary Lineker wants brain tested for signs of dementia
    The 60-year-old says he has spoken to Match of the Day colleagues Alan Shearer and Ian Wright about the issue.
    # initiative
    The Irishman aiming to help combat football’s dementia crisis
    Former League of Ireland footballer Mark Herrick is the co-founder of Headrite Sports.
    # Dementia
    'The amount of players who have died in recent years is too many... Something needs to change' - Rooney
    The former Man United star says more research is vital for investigating the impact of dementia in football.
    # Research
    More 'robust' proof needed to show link between heading and dementia - FIFPro medical officer
    The disease has become a major issue again following the death of Nobby Stiles.
    # statement
    Stiles' family calls for dementia "scandal" to be addressed while FA defends commitment to issue
    The association says it holds a “clear and unwavering commitment” to battling the illness.
    # Looking Forward
    England boss Southgate admits dementia concerns 'having headed a lot of footballs'
    The 50-year-old was speaking after Sir Bobby Charlton was recently diagnosed with dementia.
    # Health issues
    Germany legend 'slowly passing to the afterlife'
    Gerd Mueller suffers from dementia and lives in a specialised care home.
    # trailer
    'He's not the same Jack' - New film explores Charlton's life and final years with dementia
    Directed by Gabriel Clarke and Pete Thomas, ‘Finding Jack Charlton’ is set for release next month.
    # Final Chapter
    Unseen footage, handwritten notes and close family to feature in Finding Jack Charlton doc
    The film will hit small screens in 2021, with a cinematic release expected this year.
    # gone too soon
    Jimmy Conway, the dementia epidemic and how football failed an entire generation of players
    The former Republic of Ireland international spent the final ten years of his life battling the insidious disease.
    # Dementia
    Scottish FA set to ban children from heading footballs
    The new ruling for U12s could be in place in a matter of weeks, it has been reported today.
    # new research
    Study that finds footballers are three-and-a-half times more likely to die from dementia '15 years too late'
    Ex-Celtic and England striker Chris Sutton has expressed his anger after the report’s release yesterday.
    # The Netherlands
    Dutch doctor acquitted in landmark case over euthanising woman with severe dementia
    Prosecutors had accused the doctor of failing to properly consult the Alzheimer’s patient in the case in 2016.
    # The Hague
    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.
    Voices
    A garden in the Bloom Festival is a space where people with dementia can reminisce
    The garden offers a positive and enjoyable experience for people with dementia by rekindling fond memories, writes Kathy Ryan.
    # Advice
    Share the caring duties and taking an active role: Enjoying Christmas with a loved one who has dementia
    The Public Health Agency has issued some advice for those with dementia and their carers this Christmas period.
    # CTE
    'He failed my Dad, it's heartbreaking': Sutton calls on Taylor to stand down
    The former Celtic striker delivered an emotional address on BT Sport.
    # Dementia
    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.
    # Courts
    High Court rules detention of woman with dementia whose son threatened to kill her is lawful
    The court previously heard that the woman’s son had been secretly recorded threatening and verbally abusing her.
    # memory loss
    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.
    # serious concerns
    Hospital secures court orders to stop two patients with dementia from leaving
    One of the patients set off a fire alarm and has severe paranoia.
    # Research
    Not drinking alcohol in middle age has been linked to an increased risk of dementia
    People who don’t drink in midlife have been found to have a 45% higher risk of dementia.
    # Mental Health
    Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life
    The study does not say if active treatment could curb the risk.
    # Dementia
    'Like a candle in the darkness' - Researchers need volunteers to help spot dementia years before symptoms start
    Around 55,000 people in Ireland suffer from the illness.
    # it's in the eyes
    How your eyes can say if you'll have memory problems in later life
    A new study has pinpointed how changes in the blood vessels in your eyes could point to problems later.
    # premature deaths
    Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia
    In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.
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