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# dementia - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Column: 4,000 people under the age of 65 are living with dementia in this country
# Dementia
# Dementia

Column: 4,000 people under the age of 65 are living with dementia in this country

Dec 17th 2014, 5:45 PM 313 Views 58 Comments

Let’s make 2015 the year we begin to listen the voice of the person with dementia.

# dementia - Sunday 30 November, 2014

Column: 'My mother is not a person dying from Alzheimer’s – she is a hero living with it'
# Column
# Column

Column: 'My mother is not a person dying from Alzheimer’s – she is a hero living with it'

Nov 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 844 Views 23 Comments

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.

# dementia - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

Nov 19th 2014, 10:45 AM 9,480 Views 14 Comments

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# dementia - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Time Out
# Time Out

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Oct 12th 2014, 10:00 AM 17,013 Views 3 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# dementia - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
# Ageing Population
# Ageing Population

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

Sep 30th 2014, 1:56 PM 6,647 Views 5 Comments

A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack

Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina
# Grief
# Grief

Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina

Sep 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 32,458 Views 12 Comments

Every time you see them, you grieve a little bit more, but you never, ever show it.

# dementia - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Video: Living with dementia – two families talk honestly about this heartbreaking disease
# Health
# Health

Video: Living with dementia – two families talk honestly about this heartbreaking disease

Sep 21st 2014, 12:00 PM 1,317 Views 18 Comments

Two people affected by dementia talk candidly about how it has changed their lives.

# dementia - Thursday 4 September, 2014

Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days
# Tell Us A Story
# Tell Us A Story

Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days

Sep 4th 2014, 7:30 AM 9,463 Views 10 Comments

It’s the little things.

# dementia - Friday 15 August, 2014

Are you over 50? Using the internet could help you fight off dementia
# Surfs Up
# Surfs Up

Are you over 50? Using the internet could help you fight off dementia

Aug 15th 2014, 6:00 AM 9,811 Views 22 Comments

So keep reading…

# dementia - Thursday 29 May, 2014

A little cynicism may be healthy, but too much can lead to dementia
# Don't Be So Cynical
# Don't Be So Cynical

A little cynicism may be healthy, but too much can lead to dementia

May 29th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,429 Views 34 Comments

That’s what Finnish researchers say, if you believe them that is.

# dementia - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Opinion: Dealing with dementia – why we are failing our parents and ultimately ourselves
# Dementia
# Dementia

Opinion: Dealing with dementia – why we are failing our parents and ultimately ourselves

May 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 480 Views 22 Comments

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.

# dementia - Saturday 12 April, 2014

They weren't lying: green tea is good for you
# Green Giants
# Green Giants

They weren't lying: green tea is good for you

Apr 12th 2014, 4:00 PM 23,138 Views 34 Comments

It improves your memory, apparently.

# dementia - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'
# Neuroscience
# Neuroscience

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'

Apr 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,537 Views 23 Comments

But researchers at Trinity want to help them stay mentally sharp.

# dementia - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's
# Early Indication
# Early Indication

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's

Mar 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,109 Views 5 Comments

US researchers have developed a prototype test which can indicate whether a person will develop the disease.

# dementia - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

What's the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia?
# Brain Health
# Brain Health

What's the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia?

Feb 18th 2014, 10:33 AM 21,304 Views 24 Comments

This video explains it all.

# dementia - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals
# Mental Health
# Mental Health

Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals

Jan 28th 2014, 7:45 AM 5,162 Views 1 Comment

At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.

# dementia - Saturday 7 December, 2013

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers

Dec 7th 2013, 7:30 PM 6,477 Views 6 Comments

Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?

# dementia - Friday 6 December, 2013

Column: 'The plans we made together are gone now, Alzheimer’s is a most horrifying illness'
# Insight
# Insight

Column: 'The plans we made together are gone now, Alzheimer’s is a most horrifying illness'

Dec 6th 2013, 6:30 PM 157 Views 29 Comments

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.

# dementia - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"
# Brian Disease
# Brian Disease

Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"

Dec 5th 2013, 7:50 PM 13,885 Views 45 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease International say to 135 million people globally will suffer from the disease by 2050.

# dementia - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

Volunteers sought for study on stress levels among dementia caregivers
# De-stress
# De-stress

Volunteers sought for study on stress levels among dementia caregivers

Nov 19th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,841 Views 6 Comments

It’s hoped the study will lead to new ways to improve quality of life for both the carer and the sufferer.

# dementia - Friday 19 July, 2013

HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital
# HSE
# HSE

HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital

Jul 19th 2013, 5:20 PM 5,039 Views 2 Comments

It also said that a review has been undertaken to determine what, if any, risk may exist for other patients.

Up to 20 people at risk from CJD contamination fears
# CJD
# CJD

Up to 20 people at risk from CJD contamination fears

Jul 19th 2013, 9:15 AM 7,956 Views 34 Comments

Those patients will be contacted by the HSE today.

# dementia - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Persistent staffing problems identified at Donegal nursing home
# HIQA
# HIQA

Persistent staffing problems identified at Donegal nursing home

Jun 20th 2013, 11:59 AM 4,028 Views 8 Comments

A lack of dedicated cleaning staff meant some residents’ facilities were ‘heavily soiled’, HIQA found.

# dementia - Friday 7 June, 2013

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades
# Good Health
# Good Health

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades

Jun 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,810 Views 17 Comments

A major new study by The Lancet found a dramatic decrease in illness in China over the past two decades.

# dementia - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial
# Cambodia
# Cambodia

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Sep 13th 2012, 11:55 AM 4,740 Views 22 Comments

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

# dementia - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Gingko biloba extract "doesn't prevent Alzheimers"
# Alzheimers
# Alzheimers

Gingko biloba extract "doesn't prevent Alzheimers"

Sep 6th 2012, 7:12 AM 3,178 Views 6 Comments

A new study says the extract “does not significantly reduce the likelihood of diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in older people”.

# dementia - Friday 17 August, 2012

New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched
# Dementia
# Dementia

New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched

Aug 17th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,271 Views 7 Comments

Genio, the charity heading up the project, says it hopes to provide those living with dementia with the option of living for longer within their own communities and having an improved quality of life.

# dementia - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

UL scientists get €5 million for high-tech microscope to detect Alzheimer's
# Research
# Research

UL scientists get €5 million for high-tech microscope to detect Alzheimer's

May 1st 2012, 9:05 AM 1,849 Views 7 Comments

More than 44,000 people in Ireland are affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia

# dementia - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife
# Khairia
# Khairia

Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife

Mar 11th 2012, 1:59 PM 5,958 Views 18 Comments

Independent investigator Shaukut Qadir’s theory also shows bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri as an ambitious second-in-command.

# dementia - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Mar 4th 2012, 11:00 AM 75 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# dementia - Thursday 16 February, 2012

# dementia - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Sitdown Sunday
From The Daily Edge
# Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Feb 5th 2012, 11:00 AM 74 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# dementia - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Report calls for better diagnosis and support for dementia sufferers
# Dementia
# Dementia

Report calls for better diagnosis and support for dementia sufferers

Jan 18th 2012, 12:16 PM 1,014 Views 1 Comment

Dementia is estimated to cost €1.69 billion a year in Ireland, with around 4,000 new cases each year.

# dementia - Monday 31 October, 2011

Column: How I lost my husband – a story of dementia
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: How I lost my husband – a story of dementia

Oct 31st 2011, 6:00 PM 914 Views 13 Comments

Elizabeth Tierney’s husband Jim was diagnosed with dementia in 1997. Here she describes how the man she loved gradually slipped away.

# dementia - Monday 18 July, 2011

Simple painkillers 'can help dementia patients'
# Dementia
# Dementia

Simple painkillers 'can help dementia patients'

Jul 18th 2011, 9:08 AM 1,260 Views 2 Comments

Research claims that drugs like paracetamol reduces agitation in patients – and could be substitute for antipsychotic meds.

# dementia - Tuesday 19 October, 2010

High levels of vitamin B12 delays onset of Alzheimer's, says study
# Health
# Health

High levels of vitamin B12 delays onset of Alzheimer's, says study

Oct 19th 2010, 4:17 PM 317 Views 0 Comments

The vitamin could halve the rate of brain shrinkage in older people.