What’s new in dementia this week


April 13th 2018



Ireland: What’s new in the media


1. ‘Purpose built Ř5.5m community for dementia sufferers opens in County Limerick’




2. ‘New book ‘Feathers in my Brain’ teaches children about dementia’




3. ‘Travel tips for people with dementia’





4. ‘Project shows robots can help dementia sufferers’




5. ‘Doctor: Like HIV, dementia will become more manageable’




6. ‘New research finds link between concussion and dementia’







Ireland: Upcoming Events   



1. Registration now open for 8th Memory Clinic Conference 8th June 2018.


Can we prevent dementia? The 8th Memory Clinic Conference will take place on 8th June 2018 in Tercentenary Hall, Biomedical Sciences Institute TCD with guest speakers from Italy, Greece, the UK and Ireland.


Early bird tickets are available until 25th May 2018.


To book your ticket https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/memory-clinic-conference-8-tickets-44908765326




2. New dates for HeadSpace 2018 Symposium April 27th and 28th 2018


Creative Ageing International will host HeadSpace 2018 on 27th and 28th April in Trinity College Dublin.


Headspace 2018 is a two-day celebration of scientific and creative investigation into brain health and dementia.


Tickets are free, but attendance limited. Book through Eventbrite here




3. Irish Gerontological Society Annual Conference


Transforming Ageing Across Borders will take place from 27th September (evening) to 29th September 2018 in the Slieve Russell Hotel, Ballyconnell, Co. Cavan.


For more details and registration please see https://www.irishgerontology.com/events/igs-66th-annual-scientific-meeting-sept-2018-0



UK: Dementia in the media 


1. ‘Sitting at desk all day may damage brain and raise dementia risk, study suggests’ 





2. The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK publishes new dementia guidance’




3. ‘Rementia: is it possible to reverse the symptoms of early-stage dementia?





4. ‘Hobart's 'museum of sex and death' to help design Australia's first dementia village’




5. ‘Brain injuries increase dementia risk, study finds’





Worldwide: General news


1. ‘Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre funding boost’