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Tuesday 28 November 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Dementia

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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.
'In spite of themselves, people begin to see you in a different way'
A Unity Walk is taking place in Dublin today to support the 9,000 people in Ireland who have Parkinson’s Disease
Obese people less likely to develop dementia
New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.
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.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely
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
Every time you see them, you grieve a little bit more, but you never, ever show it.
Video: Living with dementia – two families talk honestly about this heartbreaking disease
Two people affected by dementia talk candidly about how it has changed their lives.
Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days
It’s the little things.
Are you over 50? Using the internet could help you fight off dementia
So keep reading…
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.
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.
They weren't lying: green tea is good for you
It improves your memory, apparently.
Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'
But researchers at Trinity want to help them stay mentally sharp.
New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's
US researchers have developed a prototype test which can indicate whether a person will develop the disease.
What's the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia?
This video explains it all.
Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals
At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.
Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers
Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?
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.
Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"
Alzheimer’s Disease International say to 135 million people globally will suffer from the disease by 2050.
Volunteers sought for study on stress levels among dementia caregivers
It’s hoped the study will lead to new ways to improve quality of life for both the carer and the sufferer.
HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital
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
Those patients will be contacted by the HSE today.
Persistent staffing problems identified at Donegal nursing home
A lack of dedicated cleaning staff meant some residents’ facilities were ‘heavily soiled’, HIQA found.
China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades
A major new study by The Lancet found a dramatic decrease in illness in China over the past two decades.
Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial
Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.
Gingko biloba extract "doesn't prevent Alzheimers"
A new study says the extract “does not significantly reduce the likelihood of diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease in older people”.
New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched
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.
UL scientists get €5 million for high-tech microscope to detect Alzheimer's
More than 44,000 people in Ireland are affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife
Independent investigator Shaukut Qadir’s theory also shows bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri as an ambitious second-in-command.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.
Report calls for better diagnosis and support for dementia sufferers
Dementia is estimated to cost €1.69 billion a year in Ireland, with around 4,000 new cases each year.