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# alzheimers - Monday 26 August, 2019

Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case
# The Hague
# The Hague

Dutch doctor goes on trial on charges of euthanising patient with dementia in landmark case

Aug 26th 2019, 7:39 PM 19,350 Views 0 Comments

Prosecutors claim the patient may have had second thoughts about dying.

# alzheimers - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

A garden in the Bloom Festival is a space where people with dementia can reminisce
# Opinion
# Opinion

A garden in the Bloom Festival is a space where people with dementia can reminisce

May 29th 2019, 7:00 AM 15,159 Views 6 Comments

The garden offers a positive and enjoyable experience for people with dementia by rekindling fond memories, writes Kathy Ryan.

# alzheimers - Wednesday 29 August, 2018

Number of people with dementia set to double but stigma 'leading to delayed diagnosis'
# Memory Loss
# Memory Loss

Number of people with dementia set to double but stigma 'leading to delayed diagnosis'

Aug 29th 2018, 10:54 AM 11,562 Views 14 Comments

The number of people with dementia in Ireland is expected to increase from 55,000 currently to 113,000 by 2036.

# alzheimers - Saturday 25 August, 2018

An eye exam could predict Alzheimer's

An eye exam could predict Alzheimer's

Aug 25th 2018, 11:01 AM 17,994 Views 3 Comments

The test could recognise the disease before symptoms are present.

# alzheimers - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

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

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

Jun 20th 2018, 9:16 AM 50,601 Views 24 Comments

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

# alzheimers - Sunday 31 December, 2017

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

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

Dec 31st 2017, 4:00 PM 13,616 Views 6 Comments

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
# Understand Together
# Understand Together

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

Dec 19th 2017, 6:10 AM 9,986 Views 3 Comments

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
# The Long Walk Home
# The Long Walk Home

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

Aug 12th 2017, 6:00 PM 8,865 Views 6 Comments

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'
# Dementia Carers
# Dementia Carers

'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'

Jun 17th 2017, 10:15 AM 16,189 Views 8 Comments

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
# Living With Dementia
# Living With Dementia

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

Dec 27th 2016, 9:15 AM 11,016 Views 14 Comments

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
# Day To Day Living
# Day To Day Living

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

Aug 28th 2016, 12:00 PM 5,763 Views 12 Comments

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
# Nostalgia
# Nostalgia

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

Jul 31st 2016, 11:00 AM 11,405 Views 6 Comments

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
# Alzheimers
# Alzheimers

Strange changes in behaviour may be the first sign of dementia

Jul 30th 2016, 11:15 AM 29,794 Views 13 Comments

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

Jun 30th 2016, 1:16 PM 24,419 Views 56 Comments

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
# Home Help
# Home Help

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

Jun 3rd 2016, 6:05 AM 9,238 Views 8 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

May 1st 2016, 8:30 PM 626 Views 42 Comments

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.'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Sometimes, I see fear in his eyes. I constantly reassure him but reassurance only lasts seconds.'

Jun 9th 2015, 1:55 PM 253 Views 16 Comments

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
# Forget The Stigma

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

Jun 4th 2015, 6:03 PM 12,820 Views 11 Comments

…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
# Opinion
# Opinion

People don't have to be afraid of dementia – they just need to know the facts

Apr 27th 2015, 8:00 PM 1,109 Views 8 Comments

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
# Nursing Home Assault Trial
# Nursing Home Assault Trial

US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer's patient

Apr 24th 2015, 6:06 AM 22,926 Views 12 Comments

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
# Breakthrough
# Breakthrough

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

Feb 17th 2015, 10:56 AM 15,332 Views 33 Comments

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
# Carer
# Carer

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

Feb 7th 2015, 12:27 PM 927 Views 25 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 16th 2014, 9:34 AM 3,188 Views 3 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

Column: 'My mother is not a person dying from Alzheimer’s – she is a hero living with it'

Nov 30th 2014, 7:30 PM 831 Views 23 Comments

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
# Grief
# Grief

Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina

Sep 30th 2014, 8:00 AM 28,935 Views 12 Comments

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
# Photography

What does Alzheimer's Disease look like?

Sep 28th 2014, 9:00 AM 17,375 Views 17 Comments

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
# Health
# Health

Video: Living with dementia – two families talk honestly about this heartbreaking disease

Sep 21st 2014, 12:00 PM 1,197 Views 18 Comments

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
# Shocking
# Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,019 Views 17 Comments

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
# Hope
# Hope

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

Jul 8th 2014, 8:52 AM 10,428 Views 20 Comments

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
# Food For Thought
# Food For Thought

Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal

Jun 10th 2014, 10:48 PM 19,582 Views 38 Comments

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
# South Korea
# South Korea

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

May 28th 2014, 8:33 AM 7,770 Views 5 Comments

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
# Found
# Found

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

May 12th 2014, 9:10 AM 20,717 Views 24 Comments

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
# Remember
# Remember

New brain implant could restore memory for Alzheimer's patients

May 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 8,845 Views 13 Comments

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
# Dementia
# Dementia

Opinion: Dealing with dementia – why we are failing our parents and ultimately ourselves

May 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 462 Views 22 Comments

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
# Early Indication
# Early Indication

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's

Mar 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,105 Views 5 Comments

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
# RIP

Memorial service for Peggy Mangan held over the weekend

Oct 7th 2013, 8:58 AM 4,947 Views 7 Comments

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
# Missing
# Missing

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

Sep 25th 2013, 8:23 AM 12,449 Views 21 Comments

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
# You Told Us
# You Told Us

Top readers' comments of the week

Sep 21st 2013, 11:00 AM 8,552 Views 16 Comments

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
# Good Health
# Good Health

China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades

Jun 7th 2013, 6:45 AM 7,392 Views 17 Comments

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
# Brain Surgery
# Brain Surgery

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

May 6th 2013, 7:02 PM 6,775 Views 25 Comments

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

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