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#Dementia

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.

From TheJournal.ie What should you do if you or a family member has dementia? Here's some advice from an expert Day To Day Living

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.

From TheJournal.ie Construction gets underway on Ireland's first village for people with dementia Bruff

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”.

From TheJournal.ie Older patients sedated to help them adjust to incontinence pads Anti-psychotics

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dublin to host sing-along tea dance concerts for people with dementia Nostalgia

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.

From TheJournal.ie Strange changes in behaviour may be the first sign of dementia Alzheimers

Strange changes in behaviour may be the first sign of dementia

Researchers say changes in behaviour may indicate dementia before forgetfulness.

From TheJournal.ie "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.

From TheJournal.ie This mobile game could end up helping the fight against dementia Helpful

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.

From TheJournal.ie In the next Dáil's lifetime 20,000 people will be diagnosed with a disease there's no cure for Dementia

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.

From TheJournal.ie John Hume's wife Pat gave a heartbreaking interview about his dementia STrength

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.”

From TheJournal.ie This Irish-American billionaire has made the biggest philanthropic donation in Irish history Chuck Feeney

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

The money will go towards research into dementia.

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

"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

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie One in three people born this year will suffer from dementia Alzheimer's Disease

One in three people born this year will suffer from dementia

This comes from new research published in the United Kingdom.

From TheJournal.ie Trinity College research could lead to 'novel treatment' for Alzheimer's Good News

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

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

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

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 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?’

From TheJournal.ie People don't have to be afraid of dementia – they just need to know the facts Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie US politician found not guilty of sexually abusing his wife, an Alzheimer's patient Nursing Home Assault Trial

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.

From TheJournal.ie 'In spite of themselves, people begin to see you in a different way' Living With Parkinsons

'In spite of themselves, people begin to see you in a different way'

A Unity Walk is taking place in Dublin today to support the 9,000 people in Ireland who have Parkinson’s Disease

From TheJournal.ie Obese people less likely to develop dementia Overweight

Obese people less likely to develop dementia

New research shows people with a higher BMI are less likely to develop the condition.

From TheJournal.ie Column: 4,000 people under the age of 65 are living with dementia in this country Dementia

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.

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed Mental Health

Caring for a relative with dementia can make you depressed

A new study shows the benefit of learning coping strategies.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Time Out

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely Ageing Population

Dementia in those with Down syndrome now twice as likely

A first of its kind report in the world shows that those with an intellectual disability are less likely to suffer from a heart attack

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Losing a parent to dementia requires a unique form of emotional stamina Grief

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.

From TheJournal.ie Video: Living with dementia – two families talk honestly about this heartbreaking disease Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie Don't know how to help grandparents with dementia? Ask them about the olden days Tell Us A Story
From TheJournal.ie Are you over 50? Using the internet could help you fight off dementia Surfs Up
From TheJournal.ie A little cynicism may be healthy, but too much can lead to dementia Don't Be So Cynical

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.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Dealing with dementia – why we are failing our parents and ultimately ourselves Dementia

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.

From TheJournal.ie They weren't lying: green tea is good for you Green Giants

They weren't lying: green tea is good for you

It improves your memory, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes' Neuroscience

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'

But researchers at Trinity want to help them stay mentally sharp.

From TheJournal.ie New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's Early Indication

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.

From TheJournal.ie What's the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? Brain Health

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

This video explains it all.

From TheJournal.ie Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals Mental Health

Dementia sufferers 'inadequately assessed' in Irish hospitals

At any one time, one in four people in Irish hospitals suffer from dementia, with their care costing the state €21 million a year.

From TheJournal.ie Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Mandela, the NSA and amazeyballs: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does the average family with two children spend on childcare every year?

From TheJournal.ie Column: 'The plans we made together are gone now, Alzheimer’s is a most horrifying illness' Insight

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.

From TheJournal.ie Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic" Brian Disease

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.