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: . 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’.
Ireland: What’s in the media
1. ‘Daddy, dementia and me: ‘Did you say I am a drummer boy on your tree, Áine?’
2. ‘ ‘Chuck Feeney's legacy lives on as philanthropic fund winds down’
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’
2. ‘Nurses introduce 'finger food' menu for patients with dementia’
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.
Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Next weekly update on January 11th 2019