What’s new in dementia this week

 

December 21st 2018

 

 

Ireland: General news

 

1. Survey on good practice dementia initiatives

 

‘The National Dementia Office in collaboration with the Centre for Economic and Social Research on Dementia is collecting information on innovative and/or good practice dementia initiatives’.

 

Please click on this link to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DemInnovations. Survey will close on 23rd January 2019.

 

2. Caring at Christmas

 

The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland have released a new factsheet ‘Caring at Christmas’. It contains ‘a range of practical suggestions, including tips directly from family carers’.

 

Download here http://www.alzheimer.ie/getattachment/Living-with-dementia/I-am-a-Carer/Practical-Tips-for-Daily-Living/Caring-at-Christmas/ASI-Caring-at-Christmas.pdf.aspx

 

Ireland: What’s in the media

 

 

1. ‘Daddy, dementia and me: ‘Did you say I am a drummer boy on your tree, Áine?’

 

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/daddy-dementia-and-me-did-you-say-i-am-a-drummer-boy-on-your-tree-%C3%A1ine-1.3722794

 

 

2. ‘ ‘Chuck Feeney's legacy lives on as philanthropic fund winds down’

 

https://www.independent.ie/business/chuck-feeneys-legacy-lives-on-as-philanthropic-fund-winds-down-37630007.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland: Events

 

1. Engage 2019 11th International Dementia Conference

 

Engage (formally Sonas apc) 11th International Dementia Conference takes place on the 1st and 2nd April 2019 in Croke Park.

 

The deadline for applications for short presentations, interactive sessions and poster presentations has been extended to Jnauary 3rd 2019 .

 

For more information see https://engagingdementia.ie/what-we-do/training/international-dementia-conference/

 

 

UK: What’s in the media

 

 

1. ‘How to talk about dementia with loved ones this Christmas’

https://health.spectator.co.uk/how-to-talk-about-dementia-with-loved-ones-this-christmas/

 

 

2. ‘Nurses introduce 'finger food' menu for patients with dementia’

https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/hospital/nurses-introduce-finger-food-menu-for-patients-with-dementia/7027178.article

 

 

3. Christmas and dementia

 

A new animation written by members of Ashford's Dementia Support Group living with the condition helps explain the challenges that come at this time of year.

 

Watch here ow.ly/m9Rq50jVpWl

 

 

Research: What’s new this week

 

1. Vitamin & mineral supplementation for maintaining cognitive function

 

New Cochrane Review - Vitamin & mineral supplementation for maintaining cognitive function in cognitively healthy people in mid & late life. 28 studies, 83,000 participants and ‘no good evidence’ that it can preserve cognitive function/prevent dementia.

 

https://www.cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi/10.1002/14651858.CD011906.pub2/full

 

 

Description: 12014141:Desktop:images.pngMerry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

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