Recruitment Open Day, Moorehall Lodge Drogheda Are you our next Nurse or Carer? Recruitment Open Day for Nurses and Carers Date: Friday 9th November, 9.00am to 8.30pm Venue: Moorehall Lodge, Dublin Road, Drogheda Walk in interviews are available on the day please refer to ‘Additional Information’ here for details of documents required.
‘Just a cup of tea makes a difference’ – that’s the message from the latest appeal from The Times to raise awareness of loneliness. Writer Carol Midgley is hoping that the story she has to tell will encourage others to support her ‘Contact The Elderly’ campaign. In her article (which you can read in full […]
Earlier this week, Moorehall Living founder Michael McCoy appeared on The Midmorning Show with Daire Nelson on LMFM. You can hear Micheal proudly talking about the recent awards for Moorehall Living below, or on the LMFM website. The interview begins just after the 13 minute mark.
Vascular dementia is the second most common type of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease, but very few people know exactly what it is or how it differs from other forms of dementia. To be healthy and function properly, brain cells need a constant supply of blood, which is delivered through a network of vessels called the vascular […]
Smoking can double the risk of dementia, and campaigners are warning the number suffering from the condition will treble within a generation. The Alzheimer Society of Ireland and Ash Ireland warned that while diseases such as cancer, stroke, and heart disease are well documented, not many are aware of the direct links between tobacco and […]
A letter written by a granddaughter to her granny with Alzheimer’s touched so many people across the county when Laura Byrne went on the Keith Finnegan Show on Galway Bay fm to read it on air. Laura, who lives in Portumna and studies in Dublin, was writing about her granmother Julia Carmel, who celebrated a […]
An electronic brain implant is being developed that has the potential to reverse memory loss. The device is designed to replicate the function of the hippocampus, one of the first regions of the brain to be damaged by Alzheimer’s disease. Using a small array of electrodes, it effectively “translates” neural memory signals into a form […]
A landmark documentary that tells the story of a 100 years of life, as seen through the eyes of thirty Irish centenarians will be showcased as part of this year’s Louth Age Friendly Business Fair, which takes place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Dundalk on Sunday. Often funny and at times poignant, ‘Older Than Ireland’ […]
Alzheimer’s Research UK has renewed its call for urgent action on dementia as new analysis estimates that one in three people born this year will develop the condition during their lifetime. The findings, revealed on World Alzheimer’s Day (21 September), foreshadow a looming health crisis as our population ages, and underlines the need for global […]
Modern technology is making older brains younger, but their health is declining, according to a new study. Normally, cognitive function declines with age, but men and women between the ages of 50 and 90 years scored higher on tests of mental ability than they did only six years earlier. German researchers measured cognitive processing speed, […]