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#Dementia

# dementia - Yesterday’s News

Heavy drinkers have higher risk of getting dementia

In a new study, the majority of early-onset dementia diagnoses were related to chronic heavy drinking.

# dementia - Saturday 17 February, 2018

'It's absolutely like minding a child': Nora Owen on caring for her husband with dementia

Owen spoke to Marian Finucane this morning about the progression of her husband’s condition.

# dementia - Tuesday 23 January, 2018

Irish researchers looking to develop wearable device for dementia patients who wander

Dementia is on the rise, with approximately 55,000 sufferers in Ireland.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - Thursday 14 December, 2017

There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study

The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.

# dementia - Thursday 23 November, 2017

From The42 15 years after promising research, FA announces study into football's links to brain disorders Finally

15 years after promising research, FA announces study into football's links to brain disorders

The governing body first committed to exploring the topic in 2002.

# dementia - Saturday 18 November, 2017

From The42 Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers Head Games

Pillows, Pele and the device an ex-League of Ireland player thinks can save the art of headers

With heading linked to dementia, there are calls for it to be outlawed in underage games.

# dementia - Thursday 16 November, 2017

Study shows video games could cut dementia risk in seniors

The trial studied nearly 3,000 older people.

# dementia - Tuesday 14 November, 2017

'We know the damage diabetes can do to our bodies, but not to our minds'

One third of people were unaware of the link between the condition and dementia.

# dementia - Sunday 12 November, 2017

From The42 'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming' The Blue Eyed Boy

'It was like a freight train came and hit us and we really didn't see it coming'

Jimmy Conway, former Republic of Ireland international and best-known for his time with Fulham, has been battling dementia for a decade.

# dementia - Thursday 26 October, 2017

Living with dementia: 'Do I hide it or be straight? I went with straight. You have to live your life.' Carrying On This post contains videos

Living with dementia: 'Do I hide it or be straight? I went with straight. You have to live your life.'

Two dementia sufferers are telling their stories as part of a new HSE awareness campaign.

# dementia - Thursday 21 September, 2017

The world's richest woman, Liliane Bettencourt, has died aged 94

Bettencourt was declared unfit to run her own affairs in 2011.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - Wednesday 26 July, 2017

In a study of older Irish women with Down Syndrome, almost all had dementia 20 years later

At the end of the long-term study, 97.4% of participants had developed dementia.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

'People have no idea how isolating caring can be': Study shows high levels of depression among dementia carers

It is the largest study undertaken in Ireland to examine the health and wellbeing of people caring for their spouse with dementia.

# dementia - Friday 21 April, 2017

One 'diet drink' a day could increase risk of dementia and strokes - seven-year study

Authors of the study are advising that more research be conducted into the effects of sugary and artificially sweetened drinks.

# dementia - Wednesday 15 February, 2017

From The42 Footballers more likely to get brain damage from blows to the head - study Dementia

Footballers more likely to get brain damage from blows to the head - study

The researchers looked at 14 retired players who had started playing and heading the ball in childhood or their early teens.

# dementia - Friday 27 January, 2017

From The42 Family of ex-Ireland star Jimmy Conway say his dementia was caused by heading the ball Claim

Family of ex-Ireland star Jimmy Conway say his dementia was caused by heading the ball

He was part of the Fulham team that were runners-up in the 1975 FA Cup.

# dementia - Thursday 5 January, 2017

A new study suggests living near a busy road could increase your chances of dementia

The study found no link between traffic exposure and Parkinson’s disease or multiple sclerosis.

# dementia - Thursday 1 December, 2016

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at age of 86 Manuel This post contains videos

Fawlty Towers actor Andrew Sachs dies at age of 86

He had been suffering from dementia since 2012.

# dementia - Friday 21 October, 2016

Know someone with dementia? Here are 5 ways to reach out to them

Anyone can get dementia, but everyone can help by understanding more.

# dementia - Sunday 2 October, 2016

Robin Williams' widow has described "the terrorist inside my husband's brain"

At the time of Williams’ death in 2014 he was suffering from a form of dementia known as Lewy body disease.

# dementia - Sunday 25 September, 2016

From The Daily Edge Monty Python's Michael Palin has spoken movingly of Terry Jones after his dementia diagnosis Monty Python

Monty Python's Michael Palin has spoken movingly of Terry Jones after his dementia diagnosis

The 74-year-old has been diagnosed with a form of dementia that affects his ability to communicate.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - Saturday 13 August, 2016

Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia

The company behind the development said it will “change the face of dementia care in Ireland”.

# dementia - Monday 1 August, 2016

Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads

Dr Shaun O’Keefe has been talking to TheJournal.ie about the misuse of drugs in the treatment of older patients.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

This mobile game could end up helping the fight against dementia

By learning how people navigate, the game could help scientists develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for the disease.

# dementia - Thursday 4 February, 2016

In the next Dáil’s lifetime 20,000 people will be diagnosed with a disease there’s no cure for

New dementia research will explore topics such as the use of home tablets and the links between stroke and dementia.

# dementia - Sunday 22 November, 2015

John Hume's wife Pat gave a heartbreaking interview about his dementia

“People love John. He can go out for a walk. Every taxi in the place will stop for him.”

# dementia - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

This Irish-American billionaire has made the biggest philanthropic donation in Irish history

The money will go towards research into dementia.

# dementia - 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

# dementia - Tuesday 3 November, 2015

Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death Suicide This post contains videos

Robin Williams' widow says they were 'living a nightmare' in the months before his death

Susan Williams says the actor was suffering from both Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - 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.

# dementia - 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?’

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