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From TheJournal.ie Volunteers sought for study on stress levels among dementia caregivers De-stress

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.

From TheJournal.ie HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital HSE

HSE: No 'on-going' CJD risk in Beaumont Hospital

It also said that a review has been undertaken to determine what, if any, risk may exist for other patients.

From TheJournal.ie Up to 20 people at risk from CJD contamination fears CJD

Up to 20 people at risk from CJD contamination fears

Those patients will be contacted by the HSE today.

From TheJournal.ie Persistent staffing problems identified at Donegal nursing home HIQA

Persistent staffing problems identified at Donegal nursing home

A lack of dedicated cleaning staff meant some residents’ facilities were ‘heavily soiled’, HIQA found.

From TheJournal.ie China has become one of the healthiest countries in the world in just two decades Good Health

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial Cambodia

Cambodia genocide defendant ruled unfit for trial

Ieng Thirith, the notorious regime’s highest ranking woman, had been charged with crimes against humanity, genocide, homicide, torture and religious persecution.

From TheJournal.ie Gingko biloba extract "doesn't prevent Alzheimers" Alzheimers

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”.

From TheJournal.ie New initiative to divert people with dementia from institutional care launched Dementia

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.

From TheJournal.ie UL scientists get €5 million for high-tech microscope to detect Alzheimer's Research

UL scientists get €5 million for high-tech microscope to detect Alzheimer's

More than 44,000 people in Ireland are affected by Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia

From TheJournal.ie Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife Khairia

Osama Bin Laden may have been betrayed by oldest wife

Independent investigator Shaukut Qadir’s theory also shows bin Laden’s deputy Ayman al-Zawahiri as an ambitious second-in-command.

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Thursday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things to know by 9am: Half of waste water plans not up to scratch, insurance complaints on the rise, and could a curry help you beat dementia?

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

From TheJournal.ie Report calls for better diagnosis and support for dementia sufferers Dementia

Report calls for better diagnosis and support for dementia sufferers

Dementia is estimated to cost €1.69 billion a year in Ireland, with around 4,000 new cases each year.

From TheJournal.ie Column: How I lost my husband – a story of dementia Read Me

Column: How I lost my husband – a story of dementia

Elizabeth Tierney’s husband Jim was diagnosed with dementia in 1997. Here she describes how the man she loved gradually slipped away.

From TheJournal.ie Simple painkillers 'can help dementia patients' Dementia

Simple painkillers 'can help dementia patients'

Research claims that drugs like paracetamol reduces agitation in patients – and could be substitute for antipsychotic meds.

From TheJournal.ie High levels of vitamin B12 delays onset of Alzheimer's, says study Health

High levels of vitamin B12 delays onset of Alzheimer's, says study

The vitamin could halve the rate of brain shrinkage in older people.