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#Alzheimers

# alzheimers - Sunday 31 December, 2017

These Limerick students have developed a device to help track Alzheimer's patients

Alzheimer’s Alert will alert carers to the patient’s movements.

# alzheimers - Tuesday 19 December, 2017

'I went into a bit of a depression': How an Alzheimer's diagnosis can upend a family's life

A new campaign is highlighting the important role friends and family can have in helping a loved one care for someone with dementia.

# alzheimers - Saturday 12 August, 2017

From Austria to Armagh - this Irishman is trekking 2,500km across Europe for dementia

Eamonn Donnelly and his friend Sepp Tieber are currently making their way across England.

# alzheimers - Saturday 17 June, 2017

'You're giving up everything and they don't want to get on with you. It was hard to bite my lip and keep going'

Over 180,000 people in Ireland are currently or have been carers for a family member or partner with dementia.

# alzheimers - Tuesday 27 December, 2016

Why Ireland wants a registry to keep track of everyone who has dementia

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland says that a registry will lead to better policy and treatment for people with dementia.

# alzheimers - Sunday 28 August, 2016

What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert

Edel O’Connell from The Alzheimer Society of Ireland gives advice about ways to manage and live with dementia.

# alzheimers - Sunday 31 July, 2016

Dublin to host sing-along tea dance concerts for people with dementia

Events like these have been shown to be beneficial for people with dementia as music accesses a different part of their brain so they can remember lyrics to songs.

# alzheimers - Saturday 30 July, 2016

Strange changes in behaviour may be the first sign of dementia

Researchers say changes in behaviour may indicate dementia before forgetfulness.

# alzheimers - 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 - Friday 3 June, 2016

Social workers 'waiting for people to die' to get elderly clients the care they need

Social workers say as many of half of their clients who have gone into nursing homes could have stayed in their own homes with proper supports.

# alzheimers - Sunday 1 May, 2016

The hardest thing about Alzheimer's? Knowing your kids will watch you slowly disappear

Kathy Ryan was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s two years ago, at the age of 53. She writes here about how her life has changed since.

# alzheimers - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Tuesday 17 February, 2015

Irish 'marvel molecule' treatment will help people with Alzheimer's, arthritis and MS

Scientists have discovered a common process across inflammatory conditions.

# alzheimers - 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 - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge This 2014 Year In Review video has an ending that will floor you Zeitgeist

This 2014 Year In Review video has an ending that will floor you

Wait for it. It’s only 70 seconds away.

# alzheimers - 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 - 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 - 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 - Sunday 21 September, 2014

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.

# alzheimers - Friday 29 August, 2014

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer’s

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

# alzheimers - 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 - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal

They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.

# alzheimers - Wednesday 28 May, 2014

Patient with dementia questioned after 21 die in fire at hospital for the elderly

Most of the victims died from asphyxiation as they could not escape the smoke-filled corridors.

# alzheimers - 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 - Friday 2 May, 2014

New brain implant could restore memory for Alzheimer's patients

Military researchers in the US are working on developing this but ethical questions have been raised about whether the mind should be manipulated.

# alzheimers - 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 - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

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.

# alzheimers - 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 - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Gardaí appeal for help tracing missing 65-year-old Margaret Mangan

The woman, who is an Alzheimers sufferer, was last seen leaving her home with her dog yesterday morning.

# alzheimers - Saturday 21 September, 2013

Top readers' comments of the week

Here’s our round-up of the most interesting and most popular comments from this week. Did you make it in?

# alzheimers - Friday 7 June, 2013

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.

# alzheimers - Monday 6 May, 2013

‘Human brain cells in mice’ technique could help tackle Parkinson’s

Scientists at the University of California say they can now grow key human brain cells by implanting them in lab mice.

# alzheimers - Monday 11 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge ‘Nothing a Good Bun* Can’t Fix’ Pic of the Day Pat's Party

‘Nothing a Good Bun* Can’t Fix’ Pic of the Day

*Replace with muffin or cupcake as you see fit. We’re not starting a fight here.

# alzheimers - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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”.

# alzheimers - Monday 27 August, 2012

Lack of practical arrangements increase stress for Alzheimer's carers - survey

A lack of clear legal and financial arrangements for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease increasing stress and puts a strain on family relationships, a new survey indicates.

# alzheimers - Friday 17 August, 2012

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.

# alzheimers - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

Companies cease development of Alzheimer's drug after failure in late-stage trials

Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson said the drug did not work better than placebo in two late-stage clinical trials.

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