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#Alzheimer's Disease

# alzheimers-disease - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Scientists in Waterford find nutritional supplement combo that slows down Alzheimer's disease

The researchers say that their 18-month study has yielded a “statistically significant” finding and is a “breakthrough”.

# alzheimers-disease - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

New blood test to detect Alzheimer's disease developed by Irish researchers

Doctors have said that early diagnosis of the disease is key for improving the quality of life.

# alzheimers-disease - Sunday 7 January, 2018

This Young Scientist project is almost ready for this week's competition

Alzheimer’s Alert aims to help track the movement of people with the disease.

# alzheimers-disease - Friday 20 October, 2017

'Despicable': Pensioner with Alzheimer's targeted by fake builders in robbery

The men took money from the victim’s wallet and brought him out of the house to withdraw savings from his bank account.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 8 August, 2017

Country music star Glen Campbell dies aged 81 RIP

Country music star Glen Campbell dies aged 81

Campbell’s family said the singer died this morning in Nashville.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 8 December, 2016

Life expectancy drops in the US for the first time in decades

“This is unusual,” said an epidemiologist at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 30 June, 2016

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

"If he says black is white, I say, indeed it is Dad" - Rónán Mullen on his father's dementia

The independent senator has spoken of his family situation ahead of a campaign for more funding for sufferers.

# alzheimers-disease - Saturday 2 April, 2016

Dublin woman's 'Life History' quilts bring comfort to dementia sufferers

The ‘Anchorlily’ products bring together photos and familiar items – ensuring family memories are always within reach.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 1 March, 2016

# alzheimers-disease - Sunday 8 November, 2015

"Before this I was a young 69, I was full of life. I'm a world away from that person now"

People with dementia and their carers talk about their lives at the Alzheimer’s Café

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 21 September, 2015

One in three people born this year will suffer from dementia

This comes from new research published in the United Kingdom.

# alzheimers-disease - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Trinity College research could lead to 'novel treatment' for Alzheimer's

The disease affects up to 40,000 people in Ireland today.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

'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.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 4 June, 2015

People look at me and say 'You don't look like somebody that has dementia' Forget The Stigma This post contains videos

People look at me and say 'You don't look like somebody that has dementia'

…but I wonder ‘What does dementia look like?’

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 27 April, 2015

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Friday 24 April, 2015

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

Prepare to sniffle: Couple of 73 years die just five minutes apart Everlasting Love This post contains videos

Prepare to sniffle: Couple of 73 years die just five minutes apart

If you don’t love this, you are a robot.

# alzheimers-disease - Saturday 7 February, 2015

Column: What it's like to care for a parent with Alzheimer's

We are a married couple in our mid-late 20s who both work and also care for my father, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2013 and lives with us full-time.

# alzheimers-disease - Sunday 4 January, 2015

From The Daily Edge This man's sweet song for his mother with Alzheimer's is going viral Singing For Mom

This man's sweet song for his mother with Alzheimer's is going viral

Joe Fraley said he doesn’t play guitar for his mum any more, because she doesn’t recognise him.

# alzheimers-disease - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Sunday 30 November, 2014

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Wednesday 19 November, 2014

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 30 September, 2014

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Sunday 28 September, 2014

What does Alzheimer's Disease look like? Photography This post contains images

What does Alzheimer's Disease look like?

Teenagers in Galway are capturing what the disease means to them.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Scientists make 'major step forward' in predicting whether someone will get Alzheimer's

Scientists found they could predict the beginning of Alzheimer’s with 87% accuracy.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 29 May, 2014

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 22 May, 2014

There is only one respite bed per 450 people with dementia in Ireland

Only 52 nursing homes nationally have specialised care units for people with the disease.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 12 May, 2014

Woman with Alzheimer's who went missing is found 46km from home

The family of Pauline Lynch, 67, spoke of “huge relief” at finding her safe.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 1 May, 2014

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 18 February, 2014

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

This video explains it all.

# alzheimers-disease - Sunday 2 February, 2014

This man will find out if he has a rare form of Alzheimer's tonight

Alzheimer’s is the only leading cause of death that is still on the rise.

# alzheimers-disease - Friday 6 December, 2013

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

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.

# alzheimers-disease - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's

This is the first study to use brain scans to show what this gene does.

# alzheimers-disease - Thursday 10 October, 2013

Drug tests make Alzheimer's treatment 'a real possibility'

The drug is still at an experimental stage but lab tests on mice show it blocks disruption of the brain’s defence system, something that boosts neurodegenerative disease.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 7 October, 2013

Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend RIP

Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend

The family hopes to set up a foundation in her name to help fund services for missing people and their families.

# alzheimers-disease - Friday 23 August, 2013

Too much red meat and iron supplements linked to Alzheimer's disease

A UCLA study shows that elevated levels of iron can damage brain tissue, contributing to the cause of the disease.

# alzheimers-disease - Monday 26 November, 2012

Smoking 'rots' brain - study

Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.

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