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# Dementia

This year
# bruce willis
Bruce Willis diagnosed with dementia
The Hollywood actor’s daughter confirmed the news on Instagram.
# Dementia
'Please consider us': management of new dementia café in Ringsend ask for support from Government
Banshees of Inisherin actress Sheila Flitton also spoke at the opening.
Opinion: Music can unlock memories and evoke emotions for people with dementia
Music therapist Lisa Kelly looks at the discussion around the positive benefits of music for people with dementia.
Last year
# 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.
Former Celtic manager Wim Jansen dies aged 75
The former Feyenoord and Holland player had been living with dementia.
All time
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.
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.
'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.