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#Dementia

# dementia - Thursday 14 December, 2017

There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study
# Neuroscience
# Neuroscience

There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study

Dec 14th 2017, 10:00 PM 19,163 Views 16 Comments

The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.

# dementia - Thursday 23 November, 2017

15 years after promising research, FA announces study into football's links to brain disorders
# Finally
From The42
# Finally

15 years after promising research, FA announces study into football's links to brain disorders

Nov 23rd 2017, 7:55 PM 3,191 Views 2 Comments

The governing body first committed to exploring the topic in 2002.

# dementia - Saturday 18 November, 2017

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers
# Head Games
From The42
# Head Games

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers

Nov 18th 2017, 8:00 AM 16,264 Views 8 Comments

With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.

# dementia - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
# Brain Training
# Brain Training

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors

Nov 16th 2017, 9:55 PM 10,995 Views 12 Comments

The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.

# dementia - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'We know the damage diabetes can do to our bodies, but not to our minds'
# World Diabetes Day
# World Diabetes Day

'We know the damage diabetes can do to our bodies, but not to our minds'

Nov 14th 2017, 6:20 AM 15,030 Views 21 Comments

One third of people were unaware of the link between the condition and dementia.

# dementia - Sunday 12 November, 2017

'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming'
# The Blue Eyed Boy
From The42
# The Blue Eyed Boy

'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming'

Nov 12th 2017, 10:00 AM 40,768 Views 11 Comments

Jimmy Conway, former Republic of Ireland international and best-known for his time with Fulham, has been battling dementia for a decade.

# dementia - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Living with dementia: 'Do I hide it or be straight? I went with straight. You have to live your life.'
# Carrying On
# Carrying On

Living with dementia: 'Do I hide it or be straight? I went with straight. You have to live your life.'

Oct 26th 2017, 5:37 PM 17,232 Views 19 Comments

Two dementia sufferers are telling their stories as part of a new HSE awareness campaign.

# dementia - Thursday 21 September, 2017

The world's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, has died aged 94
# L'Oreal Heiress
# L'Oreal Heiress

The world's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, has died aged 94

Sep 21st 2017, 10:58 PM 43,522 Views 46 Comments

Bettencourt was declared unfit to run her own affairs in 2011.

# dementia - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia
# The Long Walk Home
# The Long Walk Home

From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia

Aug 12th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,883 Views 6 Comments

Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber are currently making their way across England.

# dementia - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later
# Much Higher Risk
# Much Higher Risk

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later

Jul 26th 2017, 2:50 PM 16,118 Views 6 Comments

At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.

# dementia - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going'
# Dementia Carers
# Dementia Carers

'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,257 Views 7 Comments

Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia.

# dementia - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers
# Caring
# Caring

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

Jun 14th 2017, 6:45 AM 8,171 Views 6 Comments

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

# dementia - Friday 21 April, 2017

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study
# Artificial Sweeteners
# Artificial Sweeteners

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study

Apr 21st 2017, 9:57 AM 24,632 Views 63 Comments

Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.

# dementia - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

Footballers more likely to get brain damage from blows to the head - study
# Dementia
From The42
# Dementia

Footballers more likely to get brain damage from blows to the head - study

Feb 15th 2017, 10:48 AM 3,535 Views 5 Comments

The researchers looked at 14 retired players who had started playing and heading the ball in childhood or their early teens.

# dementia - Friday 27 January, 2017

Family of ex-Ireland star Jimmy Conway say his dementia was caused by heading the ball
# Claim
From The42
# Claim

Family of ex-Ireland star Jimmy Conway say his dementia was caused by heading the ball

Jan 27th 2017, 12:38 PM 6,374 Views 4 Comments

He was part of the Fulham team that were runners-up in the 1975 FA Cup.

# dementia - Thursday 5 January, 2017

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia
# Research
# Research

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

Jan 5th 2017, 6:20 AM 11,655 Views 29 Comments

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

# dementia - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at age of 86
# Manuel
# Manuel

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at age of 86

Dec 1st 2016, 10:45 PM 32,326 Views 65 Comments

He had been suffering from dementia since 2012.

# dementia - Friday 21 October, 2016

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them
# Sponsored By HSE
# Sponsored By HSE

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Oct 21st 2016, 3:07 PM 25,052 Views 4 Comments

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

# dementia - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Robin Williams' widow has described "the terrorist inside my husband's brain"
# Heartbreaking
# Heartbreaking

Robin Williams' widow has described "the terrorist inside my husband's brain"

Oct 2nd 2016, 5:08 PM 34,566 Views 17 Comments

At the time of Williams’ death in 2014 he was suffering from a form of dementia known as Lewy body disease.

# dementia - Sunday 25 September, 2016

Monty Python's Michael Palin has spoken movingly of Terry Jones after his dementia diagnosis
# Monty Python
From The Daily Edge
# Monty Python

Monty Python's Michael Palin has spoken movingly of Terry Jones after his dementia diagnosis

Sep 25th 2016, 9:05 AM 4,814 Views 0 Comments

The 74-year-old has been diagnosed with a form of dementia that affects his ability to communicate.

# dementia - Sunday 28 August, 2016

What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert
# Day To Day Living
# Day To Day Living

What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert

Aug 28th 2016, 12:00 PM 5,863 Views 13 Comments

Edel O’Connell from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland gives advice about ways to manage and live with dementia.

# dementia - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia
# Bruff
# Bruff

Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia

Aug 13th 2016, 7:30 AM 23,002 Views 16 Comments

The company behind the development said it will “change the face of dementia care in Ireland”.

# dementia - Monday 1 August, 2016

Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads
# Anti-psychotics
# Anti-psychotics

Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads

Aug 1st 2016, 8:00 PM 18,798 Views 16 Comments

Dr Shaun O’Keefe has been talking to TheJournal.ie about the misuse of drugs in the treatment of older patients.

# dementia - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Dublin to host sing-along tea dance concerts for people with dementia
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

Dublin to host sing-along tea dance concerts for people with dementia

Jul 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 11,441 Views 6 Comments

Events like these have been shown to be beneficial for people with dementia as music accesses a different part of their brain so they can remember lyrics to songs.

# dementia - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Strange changes in behaviour may be the first sign of dementia
# Alzheimers
# Alzheimers

Strange changes in behaviour may be the first sign of dementia

Jul 30th 2016, 11:15 AM 29,831 Views 13 Comments

Researchers say changes in behaviour may indicate dementia before forgetfulness.

# dementia - Thursday 30 June, 2016

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

Jun 30th 2016, 1:16 PM 24,494 Views 56 Comments

The independent senator has spoken of his family situation ahead of a campaign for more funding for sufferers.

# dementia - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

This mobile game could end up helping the fight against dementia
# Helpful
# Helpful

This mobile game could end up helping the fight against dementia

May 4th 2016, 10:44 AM 11,355 Views 0 Comments

By learning how people navigate, the game could help scientists develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease.

# dementia - Thursday 4 February, 2016

In the next Dáil's lifetime 20,000 people will be diagnosed with a disease there's no cure for
# Dementia
# Dementia

In the next Dáil's lifetime 20,000 people will be diagnosed with a disease there's no cure for

Feb 4th 2016, 6:02 AM 10,226 Views 3 Comments

New dementia research will explore topics such as the use of home tablets and the links between stroke and dementia.

# dementia - Sunday 22 November, 2015

John Hume's wife Pat gave a heartbreaking interview about his dementia
# STrength
# STrength

John Hume's wife Pat gave a heartbreaking interview about his dementia

Nov 22nd 2015, 10:54 AM 35,592 Views 39 Comments

“People love John. He can go out for a walk. Every taxi in the place will stop for him.”

# dementia - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

This Irish-American billionaire has made the biggest philanthropic donation in Irish history
# Chuck Feeney
# Chuck Feeney

This Irish-American billionaire has made the biggest philanthropic donation in Irish history

Nov 17th 2015, 10:54 AM 33,094 Views 55 Comments

The money will go towards research into dementia.

# dementia - Sunday 8 November, 2015

"Before this I was a young 69, I was full of life. I'm a world away from that person now"
# Dementia
# Dementia

"Before this I was a young 69, I was full of life. I'm a world away from that person now"

Nov 8th 2015, 7:54 PM 28,541 Views 4 Comments

People with dementia and their carers talk about their lives at the Alzheimer’s Café

# dementia - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death
# Suicide
# Suicide

Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death

Nov 3rd 2015, 5:07 PM 55,250 Views 31 Comments

Susan Williams says the actor was suffering from both Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

# dementia - Monday 21 September, 2015

One in three people born this year will suffer from dementia
# Alzheimer's Disease
# Alzheimer's Disease

One in three people born this year will suffer from dementia

Sep 21st 2015, 10:00 PM 10,279 Views 31 Comments

This comes from new research published in the United Kingdom.

# dementia - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Trinity College research could lead to 'novel treatment' for Alzheimer's
# Good News
# Good News

Trinity College research could lead to 'novel treatment' for Alzheimer's

Sep 19th 2015, 7:45 PM 18,951 Views 12 Comments

The disease affects up to 40,000 people in Ireland today.

# dementia - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'Sometimes, I see fear in his eyes. I constantly reassure him but reassurance only lasts seconds.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Sometimes, I see fear in his eyes. I constantly reassure him but reassurance only lasts seconds.'

Jun 9th 2015, 1:55 PM 259 Views 16 Comments

Nine years ago, Alzheimer’s slowly crept into our lives and nothing has ever been the same again.

# dementia - Thursday 4 June, 2015

People look at me and say 'You don't look like somebody that has dementia'
# Forget The Stigma
# Forget The Stigma

People look at me and say 'You don't look like somebody that has dementia'

Jun 4th 2015, 6:03 PM 12,827 Views 11 Comments

…but I wonder ‘What does dementia look like?’

# dementia - Monday 27 April, 2015

People don't have to be afraid of dementia – they just need to know the facts
# Opinion
# Opinion

People don't have to be afraid of dementia – they just need to know the facts

Apr 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 1,287 Views 8 Comments

Actor and director Ronan Smith writes about his greatest life challenge to date – the progressive neurodegenerative disease, Alzheimer’s Disease.

# dementia - Friday 24 April, 2015

US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer's patient
# Nursing Home Assault Trial
# Nursing Home Assault Trial

US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer's patient

Apr 24th 2015, 6:06 AM 22,933 Views 12 Comments

Henry Rayhons said the couple held hands, prayed and kissed, but had no sexual contact.

# dementia - Saturday 11 April, 2015

'In spite of themselves, people begin to see you in a different way'
# Living With Parkinsons
# Living With Parkinsons

'In spite of themselves, people begin to see you in a different way'

Apr 11th 2015, 8:45 AM 10,162 Views 4 Comments

A Unity Walk is taking place in Dublin today to support the 9,000 people in Ireland who have Parkinson’s Disease

# dementia - Friday 10 April, 2015

Obese people less likely to develop dementia
# Overweight
# Overweight

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

Apr 10th 2015, 11:30 AM 9,627 Views 18 Comments

New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.