The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s national helpline had its busiest year on record in 2014 with a massive 20pc increase in calls. The helpline, which is open six days a week and is manned by trained staff and volunteers, is the only national dementia helpline in the country. Analysis of the 2014 data has demonstrated […]
A ‘TripAdvisor’-style app is being launched which allows UK carers to locate and rate dementia-friendly places so they are better able to get out and about with their loved-ones. Triggered by Dr Katie Brittain, a Lecturer in Social Gerontology at Newcastle University, the Dementia Friendly Places project is one of the first to use the App […]
A new European research project valued at €4 million, aimed at managing active and healthy ageing through the use of caring service robots has recently begun at NUI Galway. The MARIO project brings together a consortium of partners from academic institutions and industry across Europe, led by the School of Nursing and Midwifery at NUI […]
Prof June Andrews, director of the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) at the University of Stirling in Scotland spoke to the Irish Times about her new book Dementia: The One-Stop Guide. Prof Andrews’ book contains several powerful messages of how to make life easier for people with dementia and has received widespread attention in the British media, not […]
They live among us – drinking tea, watching television, smiling more on sunny days. Many of them still drive, push supermarket trolleys, and prop up their local bars with a pint. They are our friends, our colleagues, our neighbours and our loves. And one day, if we haven’t already, we may well join their number. […]
Staying active allows you to age optimally, according to a study by King’s College London and the University of Birmingham. The study of amateur older cyclists found that many had levels of physiological function that would place them at a much younger age compared to the general population; debunking the common assumption that ageing automatically […]
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