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# Dementia

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Mid-life anxiety may be linked to dementia in later life
The study does not say if active treatment could curb the risk.
'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.
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.
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.
'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia
Owen spoke to Marian Finucane this morning about the progression of her husband’s condition.
Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander
Dementia is on the rise, with approximately 55,000 sufferers in Ireland.
'I went into a bit of a depression': How an Alzheimer's diagnosis can upend a family's life
A new campaign is highlighting the important role friends and family can have in helping a loved one care for someone with dementia.
There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study
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.
15 years after promising research, FA announces study into football's links to brain disorders
The governing body first committed to exploring the topic in 2002.
Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers
With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.
Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors
The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.
'We know the damage diabetes can do to our bodies, but not to our minds'
One third of people were unaware of the link between the condition and dementia.
'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming'
Jimmy Conway, former Republic of Ireland international and best-known for his time with Fulham, has been battling dementia for a decade.
Living with dementia: 'Do I hide it or be straight? I went with straight. You have to live your life.'
Two dementia sufferers are telling their stories as part of a new HSE awareness campaign.
The world's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, has died aged 94
Bettencourt was declared unfit to run her own affairs in 2011.
From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia
Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber are currently making their way across England.
In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later
At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.
'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'
Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia.
'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers
It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.
One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study
Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.
Footballers more likely to get brain damage from blows to the head - study
The researchers looked at 14 retired players who had started playing and heading the ball in childhood or their early teens.
Family of ex-Ireland star Jimmy Conway say his dementia was caused by heading the ball
He was part of the Fulham team that were runners-up in the 1975 FA Cup.
A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia
The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.
Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at age of 86
He had been suffering from dementia since 2012.
Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them
Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.
Robin Williams' widow has described "the terrorist inside my husband's brain"
At the time of Williams’ death in 2014 he was suffering from a form of dementia known as Lewy body disease.
Monty Python's Michael Palin has spoken movingly of Terry Jones after his dementia diagnosis
The 74-year-old has been diagnosed with a form of dementia that affects his ability to communicate.
What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert
Edel O’Connell from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland gives advice about ways to manage and live with dementia.
Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia
The company behind the development said it will “change the face of dementia care in Ireland”.
Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads
Dr Shaun O’Keefe has been talking to about the misuse of drugs in the treatment of older patients.
Dublin to host sing-along tea dance concerts for people with dementia
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.
Strange changes in behaviour may be the first sign of dementia
Researchers say changes in behaviour may indicate dementia before forgetfulness.
"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.
This mobile game could end up helping the fight against dementia
By learning how people navigate, the game could help scientists develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease.
In the next Dáil's lifetime 20,000 people will be diagnosed with a disease there's no cure for
New dementia research will explore topics such as the use of home tablets and the links between stroke and dementia.
John Hume's wife Pat gave a heartbreaking interview about his dementia
“People love John. He can go out for a walk. Every taxi in the place will stop for him.”
This Irish-American billionaire has made the biggest philanthropic donation in Irish history
The money will go towards research into dementia.
"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
Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death
Susan Williams says the actor was suffering from both Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.
One in three people born this year will suffer from dementia
This comes from new research published in the United Kingdom.